Achieva promotes David Oak to senior vice president of marketing

David OaksAchieva Credit Union promoted David Oak to senior vice president of marketing, effective April 2.  In his new role, Oak will report directly to Achieva President and CEO Gary Regoli.

A native of the United Kingdom, Oak was educated at colleges in London and developed experience in marketing and sales in the UK before coming to the United States in 1999.  His career has primarily been in marketing and business development, where he has been responsible for brand development and channel strategy for an assortment of growing businesses in both the UK and US. He has led creative design teams in product development, managed sales teams and built marketing strategies.

“Under David’s leadership our exceptional marketing team has performed beyond expectations,” said Regoli.  “The other SVPs and the Board of Directors wholeheartedly support this move, and I look forward to having David’s work among my direct reports.”

Oak has been vice president of marketing and learning development since joining Achieva three years ago. Oak has built the marketing department into a comprehensive organization that reaches the credit union’s audiences across the full range of communications channels, including television, radio, print, digital, social media, and through strategic partnerships.


Avadian blasts into action with Rocket Run support

Gardendale Rocket RunAvadian Credit Union joined many community sponsors for the annual Gardendale Elementary School Rocket Run in Gardendale, AL. Weather was chilly for the March 9 event, and donations were made to support education. Working with Avadian as fellow sponsors were: Stewart Family Dentist, Nicrosi & Hoar Pediatric Dentistry, CrossFit Gardendale, Peacock Insurance, Alfa – Adam Canant, Gardendale Eye Care, Byers-Wright Insurance, Squad Fitness, Canales Orthodontics, Gardendale Health Mart, Robert Underwood Dental, Pasquale’s, Alabama Roofing, Mercy Animal Hospital and Tiger Rock Gardendale.


 Corporate One’s Charles Harkness tapped for strategic operations officer position

Charles HarknessCorporate One Federal Credit Union’s Charles Harkness has been promoted to SVP, Strategic Operations Officer, a new role within Corporate One established to build a long-term enterprise strategy and governance structure for Corporate One’s diverse portfolio of payment services. Prior to his promotion, Charles was Corporate One’s VP, Office of Portfolio Project Management, beginning in 2013.

Harkness joined Corporate One in December of 2002, bringing his extensive knowledge and experience from the Federal Reserve Bank where his position as financial services director included management of check processing, adjustments, and payor bank operations. During his time at the Federal Reserve, Harkness served as office technology director, providing district support for the bank’s automated check processing systems, including hardware and software upgrades, and oversight of the sort pattern function. Harkness also served on the Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments Task Force from 2015-2017.