How Credit Unions and Their Leadership Work

The success of a credit union depends not only on its members’ participation and strong executive leadership, but also on the crucial leadership the Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee play in assuring success.

2017 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

The election results for all three Director Seats will be determined and announced at the Annual Membership Meeting.

Radisson Suites
6555 E. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ
June 20, 2017 at 4 pm

Special Topic for Discussion: Compensation for Vantage West Officials
Arizona recently joined the growing number of states offering credit unions the option of compensating officials (Board and Supervisory Committee members). Vantage West’s board is currently conducting due diligence to determine whether or not a compensation policy should be adopted for Vantage West’s officials. As a member-owned financial institution, your feedback is important. Learn more.

All members are invited to join us for fun prizes and light Hors d’oeuvres following the meeting.

2017 Board of Directors Election

2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION

Annual Election

Two seats are up for election in 2017 for new, three-year terms. Both nomination windows (by Nominating Committee and by petition) have closed. No nominations by petition were received. As there is only one nominee for each vacancy, there will be no written ballot vote and no call for nominations from the floor for these seats. The Nomination Committee’s nominees are:

Greg Good
Mr. Gregory Good
Greg has been serving as an Associate Director on Vantage West’s Board since 2015. He is a native Tucsonan and Wildcat who is in his 20th year of running his own private boutique law firm after working for large national and local law firms for seven years prior. His law practice emphasizes business, real property and trusts & estates, in and out of court.


Mr. Mitch Pisik
Mitch is Vantage West’s Chairman of the Board. He began as an Associate Director in 2015. Mitch has been the CEO of four companies over the past 15 years and held Executive positions for multi-billion dollar global companies including Rubbermaid and Kraft. He has conducted business in 36 countries, and has been a Board Member for several private, public and not-for-profit companies.

 

Special Election

One board seat was vacated in December 2016. This seat has two years remaining in its three-year term. As required by the bylaws, the Board appointed a director to hold office until the next Annual Meeting.

Due to the timing of the vacancy, to fill the seat’s unexpired term, a call for nominations from the floor will be made during the Annual Membership Meeting in accordance with the credit union’s bylaws.

Learn more about the board and the responsibilities, expectations and requirements of Directors.

 

Vantage West's 2016-2017 Board & Supervisory Committee

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

These dedicated leaders proudly serve on Vantage West’s Board of Directors. Elected by and from the membership, these professionals work closely with Vantage West’s CEO and senior management team to set strategic direction — ensuring Vantage West maintains its excellent financial standing in order to meet our members’ financial needs.

Our Board also prides itself on supporting the entire organization’s commitment to the communities we serve.

Mitch Pisik
Chairman

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Eugene Santarelli
Vice Chairman

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John Driskill
Secretary

Greg Good

Gregory Good
Director

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Ana Archer
Director

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Dr. Paul Melendez
Director

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Augustine Gomez
Director

Dr. James Manilla
Associate Director

Jeff Post
Associate Director

 


 

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE

These dedicated leaders proudly serve on Vantage West’s Supervisory Committee. Appointed annually by the Board of Directors, the Supervisory Committee is an independent entity whose purpose is to evaluate the safety and soundness of Vantage West. Like the Board, this committee’s members must contribute knowledge and expertise for the good of the credit union and its members.

Ernie Norzagaray

Ernie Norzagaray
Chairman

Harry Percupchick

Harry Percupchick
Secretary

Jose Rodriguez

Joe Rodriguez
Member

Barry Holbert

Barry Holbert
Member

Ann McGrath

Ann McGrath
Member

Brandon Sax

Brandon Sax
Alternate

Margaret Brady
Alternate

More About the Board & Supervisory Committee

Vantage West’sLearn more about the Board of Directors Board of Directors consists of seven Directors who serve three-year terms. Each year, a staggered number of terms expire, and an election is held for those seats. Directors are elected by and from the membership, with each member having one vote. The Board plays a crucial role in assuring Vantage West’s longevity. Therefore, Board candidates must contribute leadership, knowledge, and ideas with a passion to see that the credit union operates in the best interest of its members.

Directors should have professional experience; they must possess integrity, the ability to speak frankly, make sound judgments, and participate with fellow Directors and credit union executives. They must commit time, including (but not limited to) attending monthly meetings, annual planning sessions, training courses or conferences (sometimes requiring travel), and networking events.

To assure leadership continuity, Vantage West’s Board offers an
Associate Director Program
. Associate directors do not vote. They Learn more about the supervisory committeeare appointed by the Board, and they commit their time to train, serve, and contribute, much like Directors. Though experience will come as a result of this program, there is no guarantee an Associate Director will become a Director.

Vantage West’s Supervisory Committee is comprised of five voting members and two alternate members. It functions independently to ensure Vantage West’s and its membership’s assets are safeguarded — and that financial statements are audited each year. Much like the Board, its members possess integrity as well as the ability to speak frankly and make sound judgments along with the dedication of time for meetings, training events, and conferences (sometimes involving travel).

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How to Get Involved

Volunteer leadership is crucial to Vantage West’s ability to remain financially stable, while performing as a member-centric organization that offers secure deposit products, competitive credit cards, affordable auto & home loans, innovative & convenient services, and more. Our leaders work diligently to assure that we remain true to our mission, “Working together to meet our members’ financial needs.”

As a member, the simplest way to support the credit union’s success and get the most out of your membership is to actively utilize the products and services we offer.

But if you have a desire to do more…to leverage your professional and leadership experiences, commit your time and dedicate your knowledge, help support Vantage West’s commitment to community, and if you believe you meet the qualification standards to serve as a Director or Supervisory Committee member, consider applying.

Believe you’d make a great addition?

Learn more & apply »