Board and Supervisory Committee Elections
In 2023, there will be four (4) Board positions and two (2) Supervisory Committee positions available. The Nominating Committee has selected the following candidates for your consideration:
Board of Directors Candidates
Bill, an incumbent, is nominated for another three (3) year term that will expire in 2026. Bill served on the Supervisory Committee for three years, and then chaired the Credit Committee for two years before becoming a Director in 1976. He is a past President and Vice President of the GOLD Credit Union Board and currently serves on the Systems Operations Committee. During his career with PPL, he held many positions in the Information Systems Department and was the Manager of Applications Development and Design when he retired in 1994. Subsequently, he became a consultant working for Computer Aid, Inc., then retiring again in 2008. He is a graduate of Drexel University where he majored in accounting.
Erin, an incumbent, is nominated for another three (3) year term that will expire in 2026. Erin has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2017 and serves on the Marketing Committee. Erin is currently a SOX Compliance Analyst in Corporate Audit Services at PPL and has fifteen and a half years’ 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.
Melissa is newly up for election as a GOLD Credit Union Board Member. She currently serves as the VP, HCM Solutions at CAI in Allentown, PA. With over 16 years of Human Resources experience, Melissa oversees compliance, benefit policies, payroll, HCM technology, and diversity, equity, and inclusion programs. She continuously identifies areas within HR that best serve CAI’s growing and diverse workforce. External to her work responsibilities, Melissa directs all fundraising efforts for the Pennsylvania Performing Arts Center. She earned her bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s University.
Khue B. Tran, PMP
Khue, an incumbent, is nominated for another three (3) year term that will expire in 2026. Khue brings a diverse background in engineering, IT business and service management. She spent almost 25 years at PPL, holding various roles in Power Production Engineering and Information Services. Khue retired from PPL in 2015. She is proud to be an active member of GOLD's Board and the Systems Operations Committee. Khue is a graduate of Widener University, Penn State University, and University of Pennsylvania.
Supverisory Committee Candidates
Jeffrey Bonner, Sr.
Jeff is currently the Director of Project Development for American Fuel Resources (AFR) and joined the Supervisory Committee in June 2022. Prior to AFR, Jeff worked for Talen Energy in varying roles as a Senior Cost Analyst (5 years) and a Senior Nuclear Fuels Engineer (7 years). Jeff also worked for PPL (10 years) in various departments as a Senior Financial Analyst including Distribution Operations, Tariff and Rates, and Legal Operations. As a Financial Analyst for PPL, Jeff provided oversight, governance, and auditing for capital and O&M budgets and actuals, and prepared financial exhibits and designed rates for various customer segments. Jeff obtained his BS in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Arizona and MBA from Rosemont College.
Ed has been a lawyer with Axiom Law since 2015 and joined the Supervisory Committee in May 2022. Prior to Axiom he was Senior Counsel at PPL Corporation and General Counsel of one public and one private company for a total of 19 years. Ed graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School and is admitted to law practice in Illinois, Colorado, and Pennsylvania.