Category Archives: Member Briefs

New President/CEO at Security Service Federal Credit Union

Jim Laffoon has been named president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Security Service Federal Credit Union (SSFCU) by the credit union’s Board of Directors. Since 2012, Laffoon has served as the credit union’s president. As president and CEO, Laffoon is responsible for day-to-day operations of the enterprise and strategic direction for SSFCU’s nearly 2,000 employees in Texas, Colorado and Utah. SSFCU’s

Bob Vackar Visionary Man and Creator of Businesses

Vacker has expanded the Bert Ogden Auto Group from one store to beyond belief We listened intently as Robert C. “Bob” Vackar, the CEO of the Bert Ogden Auto Group told us his story. Bob was born in Gonzalez, Texas in December of 1943 to Mittank and Charlotte Vackar. His father who worked for a lumberyard in Gonzalez was later asked to transfer to the Rio Grande Valley. His father was to manage the John F. Grant lumberyard in Edinburg, which he later owned. Bob had only one sister, Susan, who passed away he told Texas Border Business. To read more paste this link to your browser: Bob Vackar Visionary Man and Creator of Businesses

UTPA Externship and Job Shadowing Program

The UTPA Office of Career Services would like to extend an invitation to be a sponsor in our 2013-2014 Externship and Job Shadowing Program that will take place the week of March 10 – 14, 2014. An externship or job shadowing experience allows a student to spend a set period of time observing a professional on the job. Such experiences are unpaid and are generally not for academic credit. In participating in our externship and job shadowig program, you may host one or more UTPA student(s) for two to five days and provide a detailed externship description. During this experience, you will provide student insigt regarding your profession and give them the opportunity to experience a typical workday in your company/profession. If interested in participating, please email and request a Sponsor Externship Application. The deadline to complete the form is February 7, 2014. If you have any questions, please…

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Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Announce Restructuring of Senior Leadership

The Board of Managers for DHR announced the restructuring of its senior leadership team as it prepares to transform from a hospital into a healthcare system. “Doctors Hospital at Renaissance has developed an executive leadership restructuring plan that is aimed at improving patient care, innovating healthcare delivery sytems and building a new organizational infrastructure,” said Dr. Carlos Cardenas, Chairman of the Board. DHR is reorganizing its top tier management structure with the goal of establishing a leading national health system through the clinical integration of its hospital, ambulatory, and research service lines and facilities.