ACCESS Federal Credit Union promotes Murrock to chief information officer – About Your Online Magazine


Michael Murrock was promoted to chief information officer for ACCESS Federal Credit Union. Murrock has 35 years of experience in the areas of banks and credit unions. He holds a BA from St. Bonaventure University and joined Credit Union in 1996 as an information systems manager, where he was responsible for computer system management, shared draft processing and ACH operations. During that time, Murrock implemented and transitioned the credit union to a new, state-of-the-art banking software application. In 2001, he was promoted to vice president of operations in recognition of his efforts to advance the credit union’s operations and information systems. In his new position, Murrock will continue to oversee the credit union’s technology infrastructure and information systems.


• The Genesis Group and the Mohawk Valley Chamber Alliancey are hosting the 16th annual (virtual) Legislative Forum at noon on Friday, January 29th. Officials who will discuss local issues and plans for the new year include former Congressman Anthony Brindisi; state senator Joseph Griffo, R-Roma; state senator Peter Oberacker, R-Schenevus; Deputy Marianne Buttenschon, D-Marcy; Representative Brian Miller, R-New Hartford; Deputy Robert Smullen, R-Gloversville; Herkimer County Legislative President, Vincent Bono; Robert Palmieri, mayor of Utica; and the Mayor of Rome Jacqueline Izzo. To register for the event and receive the link, send an email to

Rotating Stone announces LPGA Professionals Hall of Fame Instructor and LPGA National Teacher of the Year Kay McMahon as your newest golf teaching professional. McMahon is one of the few LPGA instructors who is also a member of PGA of America. She also received the distinction as one of the four best LPGA Elite instructors in 2020. Her professional career includes qualifying and participating in three USGA Women’s Open Championships, among many other LPGA events.

O Mohawk Valley EDGE The Board of Directors elected a full board of directors and three new members for its 52 members. Ronald Belle, CEO and President of AmeriCU Credit Union, and Ryan Thompson, COO and vice president of operations at Rome Memorial Hospital, were elected for a three-year term. Bill Bower, vice president – director of business development at Pathfinder Bank was elected to a vacancy with two years left in his term. Besides that, Justin Hummel, CEO of Hummel’s Office Plus and Geno DeCondo, the executive director of Upstate Cerebral Palsy were elected vice presidents; Patrick Becher, the executive director of the Mohawk Valley Water Authority was elected treasurer. Rocco F. Arcuri Sr. he is the current chairman of the board of directors and is serving his final year of a two-year term.

O Central Valley Central School District Foundation announces first quarter faculty and staff recipients. They are: Courtney Crim, Assistant to the library teacher at Barringer Road Elementary School; Holly Markwardt, Fisher Elementary School library professor assistant; and Stephanie Szratter, fourth grade teacher at Barringer Road Primary School. Community members who wish to nominate a faculty or staff member for quarterly recognition can find the nomination form at or on the Central Valley Central School District Foundation Facebook page.

Paula Fonseca