Powell honored

Casie Powell, an Insurance Agent with Krueger Insurance Management, has been awarded the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation and diploma by The Institutes for successfully completing courses and examinations on risk management principles, insurance policy contracts and coverage analysis.

The Institutes, a leading educational organization for the risk management and property-casualty insurance industry, confer the CPCU designation, which is internationally recognized as the premier credential in the industry. CPCU designees are dedicated to serving their clients and the insurance business by maintaining their professional knowledge, skills and competence.

Powell is the Assistant Manager of Krueger Insurance Management, and has been with the Agency for 20 years, with a total of 22 years of insurance experience. She previously was awarded the Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 2004 and the Certified Insurance Representative designation in 2000. Powell can assist with any insurance need a client may have including auto, home, commercial and specialty insurance. She also works in the Hertz rental car office at the same location.

Powell resides in North Newton with her husband and 17 year old son. She is an active member of the society, including working as a Race Director for the Cookie Daze 5k.

Powell will be formally conferred at a ceremony in Orlando, Florida in September.



Credit union announces promotions

Heartland Credit Union recently announced several promotions, including several promotions to Assistant Vice President (AVP). Heartland is headquartered in Hutchinson with offices in Haven, Newton and Wichita.

Michael Lorimor, AVP of Mortgage Lending. Michael joined HCU in June 2015. He previously worked at BNC National Bank as the Branch Manager of the Mortgage Division for 3.5 years. He will supervise our current team of mortgage originators and mortgage department. Michael’s former role was Mortgage Originator.

Tasha Erickson, AVP of Human Resources. Tasha has been with HCU for six years. She has an Associate’s Degree from Hutchinson Community College (HCC) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Friends University. She holds the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certifications in the HR field. Tasha participated in HCUA’s CUlead program in 2016. Tasha’s former role was Human Resources and Education Director.

CC Mayberry, AVP of Special Accounts. CC has been with HCU since June 1990. She has also served as Collections representative and Special Accounts Assistant. CC’s former role was Special Accounts Manager.

Angie Mielke, AVP of Technology. Angie began at HCU as a teller in 2000, and has since been debit card coordinator, computer support assistant, data processing specialist and data processing supervisor. Angie has an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science from HCC and a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from Fort Hays State University. Certifications include A+ Certification, Network+ Certification, and Security+ Certification. Angie participated in HCUA’s CUlead program in 2016. Angie’s former role was Data Processing and IT Operations Manager.

Brandy Princ-Petermann, AVP of Loan Processing. Brandy has been with HCU almost five years and has worked as teller and mortgage processor. Brandy’s former role was Loan Processing Manager.

Sandy Rush, AVP of Accounting. Sandy joined HCU in 1991 in the accounting department. Sandy has a General Business Degree from Cranford School of Business. Sandy’s former role was Accounting Manager.

Kevin Wiens, AVP of Underwriting. Kevin joined HCU four years ago as a credit analyst. Kevin has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration from Bethel College. He is a current participant in HCUA’s CUlead program. Kevin’s former role was Underwriting Manager. 

Donna Miller, Senior Branch Manager. Donna began her career at HCU back in 1998 where she was hired as the Loan Processing Supervisor. Since then, she has been a financial services representative, a FSR supervisor, and consumer lending manager before becoming Branch Manager in 2014. Donna graduated from the CULead program in 2015, and is also a certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC) through CUNA’s FiCEP program. Donna’s former role was Branch Manager.

Brittney Carey, Phone Center Advisor IV. Brittney has been with HCU since February 2013 when she was hired as a floating teller at the Avenue A branch. She was promoted to the Phone Center in August of 2014.In September 2015 Brittney completed all requirements to become a CCUFC. Brittney’s former role was Lead Phone Center Advisor III.



AGCO names class system

AGCO Corporation and Hesston by Massey Ferguson®, recently introduced a standardized classification system for small and large square balers during the 2017 World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif. The square baler classification system places balers in Class 1 through Class 8. This new system clearly defines the capabilities of balers in each class and their most appropriate uses so producers will be better able to choose the right baler for their needs.

“Hesston alone offers four models of large square balers ranging from 3’ x 3’ to 4’ x 4’ and six small square balers to produce four sizes from 14” x 18” to 16” x 22”,” explained Shaun Allred, marketing manager for hay and forage at AGCO. “Dairy, beef and equine customers, as well as commercial hay and biomass harvesting operations that harvest, store and ship large quantities of material all have different needs in a baler.

AGCO is an international agricultural equipment manufacturer that maintains a facility in Hesston.