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Hawaii Community Federal Credit union Announces Promotions July 1, 2014Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) is pleased to announce the promotions of Dean Uemura to Executive Vice President – Support Services, and Mel Ventura to Executive Vice President – Member Services.
Uemura is a graduate of Konawaena High School and earned a Business Administration degree from the University of Hawaii-Manoa. He has been employed with HCFCU for 29 years and has received the prestigious Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) designation after successfully completing years of intense, high level credit union studies and tests. Uemura also serves on the boards of the ARC of Kona, the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, the Konawaena Foundation, and the Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Uemura will oversee the operations of the Accounting, ACH, Compliance, Information Technology, Share Draft, and Support Services departments.
Ventura has been employed with HCFCU for 20 years and graduated from the University of Hawaii-Manoa with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance degree and a Masters degree in Accounting. He also received the prestigious Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) designation and was recognized as the 2012 Outstanding Professional by the Hawaii Credit Union League. Ventura was also a member of the Kona Jaycees and served as treasurer and president of the Rotary Club of Kona Mauka. Ventura will oversee the operations of the Kailua, Kaloko, Kealakekua, Kohala, and Honokaa branches as well as the Call Center, Dealer Center, Loan Adjustment, Mortgage, and Visa departments.
Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit credit union owned by its over 40,000 member/owners with branches in Honokaa, Kailua-Kona, Kaloko, Kealakekua and Kohala. It sponsors Student Credit Unions at Kealakehe, Kohala and Konawaena high schools, Children’s Savings Projects as eight elementary schools from Paauilo to Hookena and supports numerous Island of Hawaii programs and events. Membership in Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is open to all island residents.