Business Notes: Pearson named new CEO, Bethesda hires new doctor, and more

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Staff reports, Jun 25, 2018

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Telco Plus Credit Union Announces New CEO
Randall S. Pearson, MBA, former vice president of Pyramid Federal Credit Union in Tucson, Arizona, has been named the new CEO of Telco Plus Credit Union.

Pearson started with Telco Plus Credit Union on June 11. He brings significant credit union and commercial leadership experience to Telco Plus, including experience growing credit unions of similar size and membership.

While in Arizona, Pearson was responsible for positively affecting the financial performance of the credit union. He was actively involved in the community and served on many boards and committees, including Tucson Medical Center, Northwest YMCA, Pyramid Federal Credit Union and Q2 User Group Marketing.

Pearson is also a published writer in many professional, technical and trade journals. He holds an MBA with emphasis in Organizational Development from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Montana State University in Bozeman.

A meet and greet with Pearson is scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 at Telco Plus CU – Tyler, 7395 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler, 75703.

Highest Customer Satisfaction Seven Years in a Row
The Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Co. announced they received the “Highest Customer Satisfaction Among Auto Insurers in Texas,” according to the recently released J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Auto Insurance StudySM.

This is the seventh consecutive year Texas Farm Bureau Insurance has received an award from J.D. Power for auto insurance customer satisfaction, even as overall satisfaction for the insurance industry continues to climb.

“We were so honored when we received the notification we had the highest score for our state again,” said Mike Gerik, executive vice president for the Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Co. “We pride ourselves and are committed to delivering a superior level of personal service to our 500,000 plus member families on a daily basis. To receive this award for the seventh consecutive year is such a privilege for all of us.”

Local clinic brings new doctor aboard
Bethesda Health Clinic has hired Jathan P. Cantu, a doctor with more than 30 years of experience as a primary care physician. Cantu has worked at East Texas Medical Center, the University of Texas Health Science Center and Nova Medical Centers, according to a news release from Bethesda.

The clinic said in the release that they hired the Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine graduate because of “the overwhelming need for affordable care.”

UT Health receives stroke care recognition
UT Health East Texas was recognized for successes in treating strokes following national guidelines, according to a news release.

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations with a Gold Seal of Approval designated UT Health East Texas an advanced primary stroke center. The release credits mobile alerts to physicians for it success in quickly treating strokes.