Nominations for Volunteer Board of Directors
Election for Volunteer Board of Directors
Four Directors' terms are expiring, and they will stand for re-election. The election will take place during the annual meeting. In order to vote in the election, members must meet the following qualifications:
Annual meeting voting qualifications:
Must be a member with a fully paid share of $25.00 by September 30, 2021
Must be at least 18 years of age by September 30, 2021
Members with joint accounts are entitled to only one vote by the primary account holder.
Qualified members are entitled to only one vote, regardless of the number of shares owned. A share is a $25.00 deposit.
We are accepting nominations for our Volunteer Board of Directors. Individuals wishing to nominate themselves must be a member of Financial Plus Credit Union and in good standing. The nomination process begins with completing the application. Applications will be reviewed by our nominating committee, composed of current board members.
Click here for the Board Candidate Packet.
Board Application Process
Become a Volunteer Member of the Board of Directors
One of the key differences between banks and credit unions is the democratic structure and control of credit unions. Our Board of Directors is not a group of paid shareholders, but a group of volunteers who are elected by the membership to oversee the governance of the financial cooperative. When you become a board member, you are making a commitment to serve the organization and its membership in a way that maximizes the shared interest of all members and stakeholders.
Individuals wishing to nominate themselves must be a member of Financial Plus Credit Union in good standing. The nomination process begins with completing the application. Applications will be reviewed by our nominating committee, composed of current board members. The election will take place at our annual meeting, unless we have more than 4 nominees for the 4 open positions, then an absentee election will take place in advance of the annual meeting.
Members who would like to run for a board position may do so by submitting a completed Board Candidate Packet no later than September 30, 2021.
If you have questions regarding the application process or duties of a board member, please contact us by emailing email@example.com.
Current board members running for re-election
Four Directors' terms are expiring. The incumbents who will stand for re-election are Kyle Black, Udell Cason Jr., Rebecca Jo Harvey and Phil Williams.
Kyle Black retired from the Des Moines Public Schools this year after spending over 35 years with them. In his tenure he served as a teacher, coach, administrator and specialist. Kyle has served on the board for over 7 years and previously served on EdCo's board for 7 years, including 2 years as CFO. He has been a member-owner of FPCU for over 35 years. In his spare time, Kyle spends time with his wife, 3 children and 5 grandchildren. He also assists with coaching youth football and baseball for his grandchildren's teams.
Udell Cason Jr.
Udell Cason Jr. worked as an elementary school principal for 35 years and retired in 2008. Udell has served on the FPCU board for over 7 years and previously served on EdCo's board for 7 years. Overall, he has served on 14 different community boards over the last 45 years. Udell is a Drake University alum and is a member of their Athletic Hall of Fame (earning the Double "D" Award). He was also awarded their "National Community Service Award" in 2013. When not participating in board activities, Udell is a 7th degree black belt and instructor in Taekwondo at the Wellmark YMCA. He has also served as a Drake Relays Official for the last 48 years.
Rebecca Jo Harvey
Rebecca "Jo" Harvey worked in the mortgage industry for 35 years and is retired from Nationwide Advantage Mortgage. She has served on the credit unions Board of Directors for over 24 years, including several terms on the Executive Committee and Credit Committee. She is also a past board member of the Parks Area Foundation and has volunteered for Iowa's Distance Classic; Dam to Dam annual running event. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, yard work, Mah Jongg and spending time with her family.
Phil Williams is currently employed at Consolidated Communications INC as an OSP Engineer. Previously, he was with Pearce Services as OSP Project Manager, and also CenturyLink for 33 years as OSP Engineer. He has been on the FPCU board for 23 years. He has also been on the Board of Directors for First Friday Breakfast Clubs for 9 years, Advocate for CenturyLink Education Program (20 years) and a member of CenturyLinks PAC for 15 years. Phil has 3 daughters and 1 grandson. He is also a member of Recreational Pride Sports League and participates in bowling, softball, volleyball, kickball and dodgeball. He also enjoys working out, being outdoors, gardening, cooking and baking (and consuming what he makes!).