Leadership

The Board of Directors

The Board is made up of Member-volunteers who devote their time and talents to serving your Credit Union without compensation. Our Volunteers spends many hours working together to stay involved in legislative, regulatory, and industry affairs that may affect your Credit Union.

Angie Avery

Angie Avery

Board Chair

Jose L. Manzano

Jose L. Manzano

Board Vice-Chair

Bradley P. Silcox

Bradley P. Silcox

Secretary/Treasurer

Dolores M. Arriola

Dolores M. Arriola

Director

Becky Cool

Becky Cool

Director

Walter Finnigan

Walter Finnigan

Director

Robert L. Hale

Robert L. Hale

Director

Annie Perez

Annie Perez

Director

Margaret Tollner

Margaret Tollner

Director


The Supervisory Committee

The Supervisory Committee regularly meets to ensure that the Credit Union is fiscally sound and effectively serving the diverse financial needs of Members. Committee members generously volunteer their time to review internal and external audit reports, as well as financial statements. Throughout the year, the Supervisory Committee also confirms the validity of shares and loans.

Thomas H. Willingham

Thomas H. Willingham

Chair

Morris J. Litwack

Morris J. Litwack

Secretary

Dr. Ayla Donlin

Dr. Ayla Donlin

Member


The Advisory Committee

Justin Laird

Justin Laird

Member

G. David Mills

G. David Mills

Member

Donita Smith

Donita Smith

Member

Belinda Worth

Belinda Worth

Member


The Executive Team

Our Executive Team is dedicated to providing Members with a full array of financial products, and to delivering them at a service level that exceeds their expectations. In fact, this is the value credit unions offer. We have one constituency to please, and that is our Members. Our goal is to be our Members’ one-stop provider of financial services. As we evolve and grow, we will continue to focus on providing convenience, great service, and innovative financial products offered at competitive rates.

Thomas G. Lent

Thomas G. Lent

President / CEO

Rene LeJay

Rene LeJay

Executive Vice President / COO

Christopher Burns

Christopher Burns

Sr. Vice President / CFO

Tina Fugelsang

Tina Fugelsang

Sr. Vice President of Special Projects

Matthew Herrick

Matthew Herrick

Sr. VP of Marketing & Financial Services

Curt Bannock

Curt Bannock

Vice President / CIO

Barbara Bannister

Barbara Bannister

Vice President of Human Resources

Pam Ghezzi

Pam Ghezzi

Vice President of Special Projects

Patty Jimenez

Patty Jimenez

Vice President of Lending

Bertrand Villavert

Bertrand Villavert

Vice President / Controller

Beckie Delgadillo

Beckie Delgadillo

AVP of Branch Operations

Tracy Koehler

Tracy Koehler

AVP of Compliance & Risk Management

Nomination Procedures

Those eligible members who wish to be considered for future positions need to obtain and complete Official Application Documents from the President/CEO at the address provided below. Candidates for the Board of Directors must meet the following criteria:

  1. Has a good credit standing, no criminal convictions, and is bondable at all times.
  2. Must be an active member of this Credit Union.
  3. Is willing to accept the responsibilities of an elected or appointed officer.
  4. Is at least 18 years of age and exhibits:
    • Personal character and integrity;
    • A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and to think creatively;
    • A willingness to serve the members and support the Credit Union’s values and culture;
    • The ability to comprehend and learn business concepts and procedures;
    • The capacity to provide strategic direction and sound organizational leadership; and
    • The desire to be a team player and have a proven record of successful teamwork.
  5. Will be able to act independently and objectively regardless of external relationships with other directors and employees.

Nominations by Petition

Candidates choosing to petition to run in future elections for the Board of Directors or Supervisory Committee must obtain and complete Official Application Documents including a Petition Form. To be eligible to run by petition, candidates must submit the following documents to the Credit Union at the address below: 1) Official Application Documents; and 2) Petition Form signed by eligible voting members. To be valid, the number of signatures on the Petition Form must be the greater of (i) one-twentieth (1/20) of 1% of the members entitled to vote or (ii) a minimum of one hundred (100) members.

Petitions must be submitted by February 1st to be considered.

For additional information on becoming a credit union volunteer, send us a message by clicking here or send your request to:

Southland Credit Union ATTN: President & CEO 10701 Los Alamitos Blvd. Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the general management of the affairs, funds, and records of the Credit Union.

The Board of Directors, representative of the Credit Union’s membership and the community, is given the legal corporate authority and responsibility for the achievement of the Credit Union’s mission, and for its financial and operational stability in accordance with the California Credit Union Law, regulations of the California Department of Financial Institutions and in certain cases the National Credit Union Administration. Each Director is expected to become an active participant in a body that functions effectively as a whole. In addition to assisting in the exercise of the major duties of the Board of Directors, individual directors are responsible for exercising due diligence in the performance of their duties. Among other things, directors’ duties and responsibilities include:

  • Be informed of the legislation under which the Credit Union exists, its Bylaws, Mission Statement, code of conduct and policies;
  • Keep generally informed about the activities of the Credit Union and the community, and general trends in the business in which it operates;
  • Regularly attend Board meetings, serve on committees of the Board and contribute from personal, professional and life experience to the work of the Board;
  • Exercise the same degree of loyalty, care, diligence and skill that a reasonably prudent person would show in comparable circumstances;
  • Work with the President/CEO and staff of the Credit Union on committees or task forces of the Board; and
  • Exercise vigilance for and promptly declare any potential, apparent or real conflict of interest in any issue before the Board and as appropriate abstain or withdraw from any vote or discussion of such issue.

Supervisory Committee

The Supervisory Committee is an independent body of credit union Members who act as a liaison between the membership and management of the credit union.

The Supervisory Committee is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that the Credit Union's Board of Directors and its employees are in compliance with the rules and regulations set forth by the National Credit Union Administration as well as the policies and procedures established by the credit union.

Inquiries to the Supervisory Committee should be directed to:

Southland Credit Union Supervisory Committee P.O. Box 362 Los Alamitos, CA 90720-0362