first_img View post tag: USS View post tag: Navy Training & Education View post tag: Naval August 11, 2011 View post tag: Lassen More than 6,000 local Yokosuka residents, friends, and family members waited in a line stretching over a mile to tour the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82), during the 35th Friendship Day at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka Aug. 6.“We are very pleased to serve as the open ship for Friendship Day,” said Cmdr. Walter Wrye, Lassen’s commanding officer. “It is an opportunity for local Japanese to see what we do and also for our Sailors to become more familiar with Japanese culture, bringing us closer together as a community.”The tour started on the quarterdeck, as each visitor received the opportunity to pose for a photo with the officer of the deck and chain of command.From there, guests proceeded to the foc’sle where Sailors of all specialty rates stationed themselves to demonstrate their expertise. Fire Controlman 2nd Class Robert Aninzo explained Lassen’s defensive capabilities, pointing out the MK 45, 5-inch-gun and Close-In Weapons System. Seaman Jeremy Diggs, of 1st Division, walked visitors through anchoring procedures aboard the ship.Chief Damage Controlman Mark Otton and Hull Technician 3rd Class John Villafania demonstrated damage control equipment and techniques as visitors took the opportunity to try on protective clothing.Next visitors learned about Lassen’s small boat operations and the complexity involved in launching and recovering a rigid hull inflatable boat at Lassen’s boat deck. Guests also had the opportunity to look through the sights of the 25 mm gun, and got a close up look at the Surface Vessel Torpedo Tubes.Proceeding to the flight deck through the helicopter hangar, the visitors were welcomed by the ship’s Visit, Board, Search and Seizure team, another popular photo attraction. The team, dressed full tactical gear, demonstrated the tools and skills they employ when conducting maritime interdiction operations. Also, on the flight deck were several small-caliber, action-team members, demonstrating crew-served weapons such as the 50-caliber and M-240 machine guns.Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Justin Stegall, Lassen’s flight deck officer and search and rescue (SAR) swimmer, was dressed out in his diving gear as he discussed rescue and helicopter flight operations.Many crew members were surprised at the sheer number of visitors. For Sailors such as Fire Controlman 2nd Class John Wong, this was their first experience during a Friendship Day.“This is absolutely amazing. I am so glad to take part in an event that strengthens our friendship with Japan. Everyone is so nice here and it really helps me adapt to my new home,” Wong, who has only been in Japan one week.After the tour of the flight deck, visitors continued to interact with Sailors on the pier, where the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation committee set up a booth selling ship souvenirs.The First Class Leadership Association (FLCA) and Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) hosted their own booth providing snacks and drinks. Lassen’s chief petty officers manned the grills while serving up hamburgers, hotdogs and cold drinks.“Friendship Day is the perfect opportunity for us to show our appreciation to our host nation,” said Senior Chief Fire Controlman Jeffrey Mullins. “Local residents learn about what we do, and our Sailors get to show off their talents.”[mappress]Source: navy,  August 11, 2011; View post tag: Friendship View post tag: Attracts View post tag: Thousands View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Lassen Attracts Thousands on Friendship Day USS Lassen Attracts Thousands on Friendship Day View post tag: day Share this articlelast_img read more

first_imgJob no: 100833-LIWork type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time,Faculty-Part TimeLocation: MadisonCategories: Dean, Director, Executive, Instructional,Research, ScientificDepartment: DEPT-A5490 Department(s): Limited Official Title: 100833-LI The School of Nursing is working with Academic Career &Executive Search (ACES) on this recruitment. Please go to thiswebsite,, to visit their recruitment page. Search for “Wisconsin.”Interested applicants are requested to apply via the ACESwebsite.Please submit a cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing#100833, current curriculum vitae, three publications, and threeletters of reference as ONE pdf file.For full consideration, please submit your application by11/15/2020. Applications will continue to be reviewed until theposition is filled. Instructions to Applicants: Ongoing/Renewable An earned research doctorate in nursing or related field isrequired. This position is required to have a concurrent facultyappointment.To become tenured, the candidate’s qualifications must besufficient to meet the requirements for tenure at the University ofWisconsin-Madison, at the rank of Associate Professor or above. Weseek candidates who are tenured or who have the qualificationsnecessary to become tenured at UW-Madison in any health sciencesprofession.The School of Nursing is committed to inclusive excellence andstrongly encourages applications from candidates who foster andpromote diversity and inclusion.A criminal background check will be conducted prior tohiring. A549000-SCHOOL OF NURSING/RESEARCH/RESEARCH License or Certificate: Job Number: Current RN licensure in Wisconsin (or eligibility) isrequired. Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: Contact: Position Duties: Degree and Area of Specialization: NegotiableANNUAL (12 months)center_img Appointment Type, Duration: List of Duties Work Type: Additional Information: Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion ASSOCIATE DEAN(A51NN) The Associate Dean for Research and Sponsored Programs reports tothe Dean of the School of Nursing (SoN) and serves as the ChiefResearch Officer for the SoN. The Associate Dean works to advancethe quality and integrity of its research programs, providingstrategic vision, developing processes and procedures to supportgrant management and compliance processes, and providingconsultation and technical assistance to faculty, staff, students,and partners in the development of research proposals to advancethe school’s mission. The Associate Dean is responsible forproviding overall leadership and oversight for matters related toresearch innovation, compliance, and advancement. Linda [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) Institutional Statement on Diversity: Position Summary: Employment Class: The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: Salary: Part Time: 50% – 80% Two years of academic leadership experience is required. Must havea record demonstrating leadership in the area of nursing research,significant contributions in research within a complex,research-intensive university, and a successful history of fundingresearch. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated abilityto participate and lead collaborative, interdisciplinary groups andfoster a culture that supports innovative research programsspanning knowledge creation, translation, dissemination, andimpact. Candidates should have exceptional conceptualization,organizational management, and leadership skills.The successful candidate must maintain an active program ofresearch.Qualifications must be sufficient to meet requirements for tenureat the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties andresponsibilities will remain the same. For more information pleasevisit: will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . Advertised: 04 Oct 2019 Central Daylight TimeApplications close:last_img read more

first_imgWe hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we as responsible citizens of this community need to address in a rational and responsible way? IS IT TRUE we are extremely pleased that Mayor Winnecke proposes to pay down the serious shortfall in the employee health plan in his proposed 2020 budget?IS IT TRUE we wonder why City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr hasn’t informed candidates running for a seat on the Evansville City Council how much it cost the taxpayers of Evansville to subsidize the Evansville Thunderbolts operating expenses during the 2018-2019 hockey season?IS IT TRUE that this Tuesday the Vanderburgh County Commissioners are presenting their annual State of the County at the Evansville Rotary Club luncheon?  …we are told that the Vanderburgh County Commissioners will have good news for the taxpayers of Vanderburgh County?IS IT TRUE during the first week of November our Vanderburgh County officials will reveal the new plans to renovate the county jail?  …we are told that these plans should take care of the overcrowding problems at the jail for the next 25 years?IS IT TRUE that Commissioners Ben Shoulders and Commissioner Jeff Hatfield are having a joint political fundraising outing this coming Friday, September 20th? …we are told that this golf outing is officially sold out and has over 60 foursomes playing? …we are told that Mayor Winnecke is having his annual golf outing the following Friday, September 27th? …the Mayor’s golf fundraiser has 52 foursomes signed up so far? …Commissioner Cheryl Musgrave is having her annual Wolfe’s BBQ lunch fundraiser next week? …we are told that she has ten (10) top-level sponsors and this event is sold out? IS IT TRUE that the newest Commercial Lender III at Banterra Bank-Evansville is County Commissioner Ben Shoulders?  …it looks like Old National loss is Banterra Bank-Evansville gain?IS IT TRUE the best way for Evansville City Council to balance the budget is making budget cuts not increase taxes?IS IT TRUE the taxpayers are also paying off an annual debts payment for the new downtown medical school ($2.7M), the downtown hotel ($1.26M) without having any ownership position? …we wonder who are the owners of the hotel and medical school buildings that the taxpayers are paying off the loan notes on?IS IT TRUE that our Civic Center “Moles” tell us that Mayor Winnecke has decided to not to mess with the “HOMESTEAD TAX CREDIT” in 2020:?  …the Mayor made a smart political move concerning this issue?IS IT TRUE that last weekend’s Owensboro, Ky airshow on the Ohio River was a rousing success?  …that people from all around attended this well-planned community event?  …we are told that this event generated many hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Owensboro business community?IS IT TRUE that the CPA firm of London Witte advised the Winnecke Administration to implement a “budget spending plan” more than four (4) years ago?  …that no “budget spending plan” has been developed by the administration as of this date? IS IT TRUE we are being told that Burdette Park Director, Jerry Grannon, is doing an excellent job?  …under Mr. Grannon’s leadership Burdette Park saw the highest attendance in over ten years?IS IT TRUE that you can purchase regular unleaded gasoline at Sam’s Club in Evansville for a whopping $2.11 a gallon?  Same price at Costco. Since Costco has opened prices at Sam’s Club have dropped dramatically.IS IT TRUE if you want to save big bucks please go to GOOD RX site and you could save up to 80% of your prescription costs?Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: What type of renovation should the county do at the jail?Please take time and read our feature articles entitled, STATEHOUSEFILES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and LOCAL SPORTS, and OBITUARY posted in our sections.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.Footnote: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site. We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site. Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_imgSaturday Night Live this weekend started with a bang, with Alec Baldwin taking on his infamous impersonation of President Donald Trump to start the show’s cold open. Baldwin’s Trump was seated at a grand piano, and began the show with a rendition of Leonard Cohen’s famous song, “Hallelujah.” Throughout the short clip, other members of Trump’s team emerged to join him for the number—namely, Kate McKinnon as Kellyanne Conway, Beck Bennett as Vice President Mike Pence, Mikey Day and Alex Moffat as Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., Aidy Bryant as Sarah Sanders, Cecily Strong as Melania Trump, Scarlett Johansson as Ivanka Trump, and, of course, the Grim Reaper.Watch LCD Soundsystem Perform Two New Songs On Saturday Night LiveThis is not the first time that Cohen’s iconic song has been covered on Saturday Night Live. Saturday’s night cover of “Hallelujah” harkens back to McKinnon’s impersonation of Hillary Clinton, when days after the election, she performed a mournful straight rendition of the song. The tone of this weekend’s cover was inherently different than the November rendition with Clinton, with sly references poking fun at the controversy currently surrounding the Trump administration embedded through out the three-minute-long song.  In reference to this and the Trump’s denial of any wrongdoing, the song ended with Baldwin’s Donald Trump issuing a statement to the crowd. “I’m not giving up because I did not do anything wrong. I can’t speak for these people,” Baldwin’s Trump announced, gesturing to the surprised-looking group of his political team gathered behind him around the grand piano.Saturday Night Live Targets EDM Fans With This “When Will The Bass Drop” SkitYou can watch Alec Baldwin as President and the gang consisting of Conway, Pence, Sanders, and Trump’s family tackle Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” below, courtesy of Saturday Night Live.last_img read more

first_imgWhat impact could the oil spill have on fish and aquatic life in the French Broad?HC: Not sure. It will be very hard to know, because of all the other factors that come into play. How exactly will the oil be collected, treated, or dispersed?HC: Just the booms will try to soak up the remaining oil. How long does oil stay in the water? HC: Depends on how much oil and if the discharge continues. The French Broad Oil Spill two weeks ago has largely disappeared from the media, but its effects on drinking water and aquatic systems have not. Many questions remain unanswered, and little information has been released about the cleanup efforts.On Feb. 4, an oil spill leaked at least 1,000 gallons of petroleum in the French Broad River in Asheville, N.C. The week following the spill, health officials advised the public to stay out of river.The spill came from an above ground fuel storage tank on the property of Mountain Energy Bulk Fuel located near the River Arts District in Asheville, N.C. Brett Laverty, a hydrogeologist for the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Resources, reported that the leak came from an extremely old tank and that the company plans to shut down this location.Mountain Energy contracted Mountain Environmental to clean the spill, according to Laura Leonard, spokeswoman with the North Carolina Division of Waste Management. Overseeing the cleanup was the Department of Environmental Quality. Laverty reported on Feb. 8, that the sheen that was present in the river at the inception of the spill, was no longer visible. He estimated that the majority of the spill had by that time washed downstream toward Tenn. and that officials at the water treatment center in Newport, Tenn. were made aware of the spill on the night it happened. Also on that day, 25 tons of contaminated soil were evacuated and removed. The following is an interview with Hartwell Carson, the French Broad Riverkeeper with MountainTrue. His answers speak to the progress and uncertainty of the spill. Who first reported the spill?HC: Not sure, but it was reported to the [Asheville] fire department. Is it true that oil in rivers sometimes sinks and persists?HC: Yes. It will sometimes sink into the sediment. center_img What is the clean-up plan? HC: [Mountain Environment] has stopped the discharge, plugged the pipe where it was coming out, put out booms to soak up the fuel. How many other sources of oil, coal ash, or other toxic contaminants are in the floodplain of the French Broad River?HC: I am not sure, but I have requested a list from [Department of Environmental Quality] of every facility that has a stormwater permit. I don’t have that yet. Has Mountain Energy issued a statement or apologized for the spill?HC: I have not seen one if they did.last_img read more

first_img Ramírez and Vásquez are both charged with of illegal trading, trafficking, and storage of drugs. If a judge finds them guilty, each suspect faces a sentence of between five years in prison and life in prison. The DAN is investigating to establish the drug trafficking groups the two suspects were working for. Training and international cooperation By Dialogo September 30, 2014 Building on the successes of the Ramírez and Vásquez arrests, Salvadoran police are continually training to learn the latest techniques in drug interdiction. For example, on July 21, the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in El Salvador taught a course on “Airport Interdiction” to teach the best ways to detect and intercept drugs and other illicit items at airport ramps, loading areas and terminals. The course covered how to analyze deceptive conduct and concealment techniques used by drug smugglers. Law enforcement officials from Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and El Salvador participated in the workshop. Dear author of this article, I write to inform you that there is no life sentence in El Salvador. I like it Dear author, I would like to inform you that there is no life sentence punishment in El Salvador for any crime at all. I wish it were so for everyone, even diplomats, military members, etc. etc. I liked it all a lot. *The images of Don Bosco”. What news, what an excellent seizure, who do that want to spoon feed. Question; how much coca has gone through Central America this week? How much does a country miss out on in terms of taxes? Who carried those drugs? What means of transportation are used now? Is the Central American corridor necessary? Who are helping them in the governments? That’s what we want, a NA law, that punishes use, that’s the beginning, but USE has a minimum sentence, imagine that. THOSE WHO BUY THE DRUGS, the sentence is so small that they don’t even go to jail. AND THE STATES SPEND MILLIONS of dollars on drug addicts, etc I like it excellent “Thanks to our investigators’ experience and data analysis at the border, we have been able to detect various forms of disguising drugs that can hardly be believed,” said DAN Chief Marco Tulio Lima. “Drug traffickers are using crab shells, clothes, dried fish, cans of Salvadoran products, and many other items to attempt to get drugs through.” To help disrupt drug trafficking routes, the DAN has created a database listing the tactics and characteristics of drug traffickers. By merging or cross-referencing this intelligence, DAN investigators can create profiles of drug smuggling suspects. One red flag for investigators comes when a traveler purchases a ticked by a credit card in someone else’s name. Last-minute cancellations and itinerary changes also trigger suspicion, and police are also on the alert for dubious explanations for trips. These sorts of indicators led police to arrest Mexican Alfredo Vásquez, 43, who was traveling with 10 oil paintings. He flew from Ecuador to Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero international airport on August 19. “He repeatedly told the investigators with great precision that he was an art dealer and that he bought the paintings for (USD) $20 and resold them for a few dollars more,” said DAN Chief of Operations Jaime Perla. “But not even a set of oil brushes is worth that little, much less a painting.” Police put the paintings through an Ion Scan, a device which detects a wide array of drugs. Based in part on the results of the scan, police determined the paintings were soaked in heroin. Police arrested Vásquez and confiscated the paintings. Agents with the Antinarcotics Division (DAN) of the National Civil Police (PNC) are foiling a wide array of drug smuggling schemes – discovering illicit substances hidden in food, shipments of clothing, and even hollowed-out furniture. Despite their efforts to sneak contraband past authorities, drug traffickers are no match for the improved training, data collection and intelligence gathering of the Salvadoran police. For instance, on August 9, Mexican national Olzubek Ramírez, 21, found himself under arrest after he de-boarded a plane at Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport. He entered the country on a commercial flight from Quito, Ecuador, with final destination in Guatemala. And he was transporting a small, rectangular-shaped wooden box adorned by a hand-carved depiction of Ecuador’s coat of arms. A drug-sniffing police dog honed in on the box, indicating the presence of drugs; and when police placed the box through a scanner, they discovered that it was hollowed-out and filled with packets of cocaine. Police arrested Ramírez and confiscated the cocaine, which was worth (USD) $223,000 on the local market. The seizure is just one of many the DAN has accomplished in 2014. Between January and June, the DAN seized more than 700 kilos of drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and crack. They also confiscated $400,000 in cash, 53 vehicles, and 65 firearms, and arrested 1,983 suspects. Stopping land, sea, and air drug trafficking routeslast_img read more

first_imgIf you’ve driven east on the Long Island Expressway, you may have missed it. Or, you may have seen the blue sign that reads “Attractions at Exit 70” and dismissed the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island listed underneath it as some kind of roadside gathering of religious statues on a street corner.But winding through 70 acres of the Pine Barrens in Eastport, these peaceful paths seem more suited to a pilgrimage in the mountains of Spain, not sandwiched between two parades of weekenders heading out to the Hamptons. But here they are, completely silent except for a few birds calling back and forth in the trees above, a sanctuary that draws believers from all over to Long Island.At the end of the path is a man-made cavern with an empty pine box in the middle under a sign that reads, “You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen. He is not here. See the place where they laid him.”On one side a quarter-mile path is lined with the Stations of the Cross, wooden kneelers and codes that can be punched into your cell phone for a personal guided tour. A woman in the distance walks alone, stops to kneel at each one, and eventually disappears into the woods.Another woman holds a Bible and sits next to a small garden and a statue of the Virgin Mary, the entrance to the Rosary Walk, with 150 bushes sculpted into beads that end in a hedge shaped into a cross.The entrance to the Rosary WalkAbout a mile down the road a man strolls along the Avenue of Saints, where gifts like miniature statues, flowers and rosary beads are left at the feet of immortalized saints.There’s a chapel, an area for an outdoor mass, a coffee shop and a gift shop. But all of this leads to the main attraction, a towering statue of the Virgin Mary, “the Lady of the Island,” perched on a massive boulder.The shrine is Long Island through and through. The land was donated to the Montfort Missionaries by Crescenzo and Angelina Vigliota, Sr. in 1953 for a shrine to honor Mary. In 1957 the Harrisons of East Moriches gifted the rock and surrounding areas overlooking Moriches Bay. In 1975 the 18-foot statue of Mary and Jesus, designed by Rafael Desoto of Patchogue, was gifted by the Vigliotta family.The Beloved Disciple at the Foot of the Cross statue along the Stations of the Cross trailThe grounds also include a huge replica of the Pieta, the Holy Stairs—a massive concrete staircase leading to a likeness of Jesus on the Cross. Candles, left by past visitors, are still lit, and along the ledge there are messages written on stone. Some are prayers, some are pleas for healing. Others offer messages to the dead. More notes written in ink and marker cover the sign. And others simply offer words of gratitude like this one: “Thanks for everything —Justin.”On July 10 beginning at 10 a.m. the shrine will host the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue – World Apostolate of Fatima, a wooden hand-carved Image of Our Lady of Fatima given to the United States by the Bishop of Fatima in 1967, blessed by Pope Paul VI and crowned by Cardinal O’Boyle in the National Basilica in Washington, D.C., to spread the message of Fatima, which began in the summer of 1916 with the first apparition to three shepherd children by the Angel of Peace in Fatima, Portugal. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Nicholas BallasySen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) vowed to oppose any changes that restrain the CFPB.“I want to be clear about regulatory changes,” Warren said in a speech at CUNA’s GAC.“If credit unions and community banks can show me regulations of supervisory practices that are unnecessary, then I’m ready to work together to find a better approach. But I will not support changes that hamstring the CFPB, and I will not go back to a world where big financial institutions can make billions of dollars by cheating their customers,” she added. continue reading »last_img read more

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The largest U.S. banks find out today if they passed one of the Federal Reserve’s annual stress tests. The goal is to be judged strong enough to weather the economic fallout from a major financial crisis like the one in 2008 that led to the tests.How would your own finances hold up under stress? Most of us don’t evaluate them rigorously until we want a mortgage or auto loan or face a crisis. Running a quick personal finance version of the banks’ test now can pay dividends down the line and be a lifesaver when you’re in turmoil.Five ways to see if you could withstand the stress:Calculate your readinessTry the calculator on the site of the financial education nonprofit Mpowered to get a quick idea of where you stand. It asks 20 questions, including whether you pay the minimum on your credit card bill each month, pay more than a third in housing costs, and have more than three months of living expenses saved. It doesn’t require plugging in many numbers or making tricky assumptions. continue reading »last_img read more

first_img 57SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of he … Web: Details Thank you for tuning in to episode 79 of The CUInsight Experience podcast with your host, Randy Smith, co-founder of This episode is brought to you by our friends at PSCU. As the nation’s premier payments CUSO, PSCU proudly supports the success of more than 1,500 credit unions.Credit unions across the country have been extremely agile over the last few months in responding to various service challenges and a whole host of other difficulties. In chatting with James Wileman, President and CEO of Credit Union 1 in Alaska and this week’s podcast guest, I’ve gained some perspective into how he and his team have fast-tracked essential projects that typically would have taken them 6 months in 6 days. We also discuss the work they’re doing to better serve their members and the state of Alaska now and going forward. In expanding services to meet members’ needs, James and I discuss the partnerships their credit union has formed with state-led agencies to provide relief to small businesses in the communities they serve. James also shares his belief that credit unions must be proactive in finding new opportunities to serve their members, as well as discusses pivoting their long-term service strategy to better accommodate members in this new normal. During the episode, we also discuss how James came to lead the team at Credit Union 1, what he’s learned from hardships in his career, and why you shouldn’t “carry the boat anchor for longer than you need to”. James also tells us about the amazing team he has at Credit Union 1, as well as the network of peers and mentors who have helped guide him over the years. While James admits that he sucks at work-life balance, we learn that he loves to go camping with his family to recharge. He also shares that he’s always wanted to go to space, loves the L.A. Lakers, and encourages everyone to read books by professional athletes and coaches to learn more about teamwork. I hope you find some life lessons that resonate with you in this episode. Enjoy!Find the full show notes on cuinsight.comSubscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher Books mentioned on The CUInsight Experience podcast: Book List How to find James:James Wilemanwww.cu1.orgLinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram Show notes from this episode:A big shout-out to our friends at PSCU, an amazing sponsor of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Thank you! Check out all the outstanding work that James and his team at Credit Union 1 are doing here. Shout-out: Alaska’s Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development CommitteeShout-out: Alaska Industrial Development and Export AuthorityShout-out: Governor of Alaska Mike DunleavyLearn more about the State of Alaska’s Permanent Fund Division hereShout-out: Alps Federal Credit UnionShout-out: Sitka, AlaskaShout-out: Anchorage, Alaska Shout-out: Tom Kane, President/CEO of the Illinois Credit Union League and LSCShout-out: Colin Cowherd, Host of the Herd on Fox Sports RadioShout-out: Randy’s uncle Mike Kimberhttps://www.icul.comShout-out: Davina Napier, Chief Lending Officer at Credit Union 1 Shout-out: Rachel Langtry, Chief Operating Officer at Credit Union 1Shout-out: Mark Burgess, Chief Technology Officer at Credit Union 1Shout-out: Chad Bostick, Chief Financial Officer at Credit Union 1 Shout-out: Leslie Ellis, former President/CEO at Credit Union 1Shout-out: Gary Sterton, CEO at Animus Credit UnionShout-out: Western CUNA Management SchoolShout-out: CUES CEO Institute Shout-out: Scott Daukas, Chief Risk Officer at TwinStar Credit UnionShout-out: Geoff Bullock, Engagement and Strategy Officer at FireFly Credit UnionShout-out: Sam Launius, CEO at Oregonians Credit UnionShout-out: Shonna Shearson, SVP of Operations at Valley Strong Credit UnionShout-out: James’ wife and familyShout-out: Los Angeles’ LakersShout-out: Jill NowackiShout-out: The Proposal Shout-out: Sandra BullockShout-out: SpaceXAlbum mentioned: Greatest Hits by The EaglesAlbum mentioned: The Best of Both Worlds by Van Halen Album mentioned: David Lee RothAlbum mentioned: Sammy Hagar Album mentioned: Gary Cherone Album mentioned: Greatest Hits by Molly HatchetAlbum mentioned: 50 Number Ones by George Strait Book mentioned: The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues by Patrick M. Lencioni Book mentioned: Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino WickmanBook mentioned: Any book by a Lakers player or coachPrevious guests mentioned in this episode: Tom Kane, Jill Nowacki (episodes 4, 18, 37 & 64)In This Episode:[02:24] – Welcome to the show, James![02:32] – How is everything going in Alaska?[03:31] – James shares what they did before COVID-19 that allowed them to pivot quickly and smoothly.[04:27] – James speaks about things they implemented in nine days for members.[07:46] – James shares how his credit union helped the State of Alaska during this pandemic.[11:35] – Do you think the pandemic will change how members interact with credit unions in the future?[13:33] – James discusses what he believes credit unions need to change to stay competitive in financial services.[15:03] – How they adapted and have been able to flourish is something he will be proud they accomplished a year from now.[18:04] – What inspired you to take the position at Credit Union 1?[20:15] – James shares why he stayed at the credit union when he was passed over for a promotion and advice for others going through the same thing.[23:05] – Has the inspiration changed over the years?[26:20] – James speaks about how he cultivated the ability to make hard decisions.[29:19] – James shares advice he was given that he still uses in his career.[31:10] – Have you had mentors throughout your career?[33:33] – James chats about how he likes to spend his time off.[35:37] – James speaks about what he was like in high school.[36:38] – What did you want to be when you grew up?[37:45] – What is the best album of all time?[39:10] – What book do you think everyone should read?[40:34] – James shares what has become more important as he gets older.[41:36] – When you hear the word success, who is the first person who comes to mind?[44:14] – Thank you so much for being on the show!last_img read more