Members, you are invited to attend our Annual Meeting.
The Annual Meeting of GOLD Credit Union will be held on April 24, 2018, 5:30 PM ET, at Computer Aid, Inc., 1390 Ridgeview Drive, Allentown, PA 18104. There are currently four (4) Board positions and one (1) Supervisory Committee position available in 2018. The Nominating Committee has selected four (4) candidates for the Board positions and one (1) candidate for the Supervisory Committee position.
Any member who is interested in running for a Board or Supervisory Committee position should contact Dan Moffitt, Board Secretary, at 610-838-9276. Mr. Moffitt will provide the information and requirements necessary to submit a nomination petition. The nomination petition must be signed by at least 1% of the members in good standing, with a minimum of 87 and a maximum of 500 signatures. Completed petitions must be submitted by noon on March 15, 2018. Because there is already at least one nominee for each position, there will be no nominations from the floor during the Annual Meeting.
An election will be held only if there are more than four (4) Board candidates or one (1) Supervisory Committee candidate as of March 20, 2018. If there are sufficient nominations to provide more than one nominee for any position, a vote will be conducted at the Annual Meeting. Should an election be held, every GOLD Credit Union member who is 18 or older and is physically present at the meeting, is entitled to vote. Nominations by petition, including information on each candidate, will be posted in both branch lobbies. Below is a list of the candidates for the Board of Directors and the Supervisory Committee, as recommended by the Nominating Committee, along with their biographies.
We look forward to seeing you.
Linda F. McDonald
Jim was appointed by the Board of Directors on December 20, 2016 to complete the term of a retiring Board Member. He was nominated to complete the remaining term of the previous Board Member, which expired in 2018. Jim is nominated for a three (3) year term that will expire in 2021. Jim has served as a member of the GOLD Information Technology Committee for the past five years. During his 33 year career with PPL Corporation, he held a number of management positions in the Information Technology and Financial organizations. He provided leadership and strategic direction to Information Technology initiatives across a broad spectrum of business disciplines and business lines. Jim graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration majoring in Information Systems Management.
Marjorie, an incumbent, is nominated for another three (3) year term that will expire in 2021. Marjorie is a member of the Board of Directors and serves on the Strategy Committee. She has been on the Board since 2008. Recently retired, she had been a PPL employee for 41 years and had worked in supervisory rolls, and as a Contact Representative and a Customer Service Representative. She had been volunteering as a tutor at a local elementary school in the city of Allentown over the past 17 years. She was the Treasurer of the Lehigh Division Activities Committee, LDEAC, where she had served for a number of years. She also served on the committee for the African American Business Resource Group, AABRG, at PPL.
Barrie, an incumbent, is nominated for another three (3) year term that will expire in 2021. Barrie is a member of the Board of Directors and serves as Board Treasurer. She retired from PPL in September 2017 after 10 years in various positions in the Human Resources, Internal Audit and Information Systems departments. Prior to that, she worked as an IT consultant for Computer Aid, Inc. Prior to Computer Aid, Inc., Barrie worked for fourteen years with Meritor Savings Bank (formerly PSFS) in branch banking and Human Resources. Barrie received her BA degree from Denison University and her MBA from Widener University.
Erin was appointed by the Board of Directors on September 26, 2017 to complete the term of a retiring Board Member. Erin is nominated for a two (2) year term that will expire in 2020. She is a member of the Board of Directors and serves on the Marketing Committee. Erin is currently a Sr. Auditor in Corporate Audit Services at PPL, and has ten and a half years of experience at PPL combined. She worked in PPL Electric Utilities in the Energy Efficiency, Business Process & Improvements and Workforce Management departments. In addition, Erin has been the product owner for multiple IT projects. Erin received her BA degree and MBA (concentrations in finance and accounting) from Wilkes University.
Jim, an incumbent, is nominated for another three (3) year term that will expire in 2021. Jim has been a member of the Supervisory Committee since February 2013. He is currently the Director of Finance at the Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living. Jim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Penn State and an MBA in Finance from DeSales University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).