Nominees will be voted on at the Annual Meeting – you can pick 3 (three)
Date: POSTPONED due to COVID-19. We will update you when we have a new date.
Location: Education Building at the Fairgrounds (210 Deacon Blvd, Winston-Salem)
What Chris has to say about running for the Board:
I am respectfully submitting my name for nomination to the Emergency Responders Credit Union Board of Directors. I have experience serving on multiple boards to include the Abbey Park HOA and the Piedmont Regional Trauma Board. My educational background includes a Bachelor’s in Fire Administration from Waldorf University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Appalachian State University. My work experience has provided me with experience in managing a budget, developing an annual budget, and attending various budget and finance meetings for the Winston-Salem Fire Department Training Division. I have also gained experience serving as the ERCU’s Associate Director, which has provided me with the insight and some experience with the ERCU Board of Directors. My family includes a wonderful and supportive wife who works for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, two beautiful daughters who have provided me with the gray hair, and two beautiful granddaughters who are my focus as I approach retirement. I think my experience and education allows me to be well suited for the position of a board member for ERCU.
Christopher D. Belcher, MPA
– Captain over Training WSFD
– Captain Beeson Volunteer Fire Department
– HOA Board President
– Proxy Member Piedmont Regional Trauma Board
– Adviser for WSFD Explorer’s Post
– Fire Department Medical Coordinator
I feel my experience in managing a $125,000 training budget and my education in Public Administration, which included budget and finance, will help me to be a positive and productive board member.
What Kelly has to say about running for the Board:
Dear Members and Board of Directors:
I am writing to express my interest in continuing to serve on the Board of Directors for ERCU. I started out serving as an Associate Director for a year and was then voted in to serve a term as a Director. During my tenure I have served as a member at large and for the last two years, Secretary. I just now feel that I am grasping the financial aspects of board membership. There is so very much to learn that I feel it is in the best interest to continue serving as a board member so that I can serve our members in a more informed way. I also believe that to serve the membership fairly the governance of the board needs to reflect its membership with diversity. To me, this means that gender should play a role as well as representing the members we serve, law enforcement, fire fighters and emergency medical services. The latter is my background. I would be honored to continue to serve on the board of directors for ERCU if this is what the majority indicates. If not, it has indeed been my pleasure to serve and I look forward to seeing what the future brings.
Kind Regards, Kelly Emerson
J. Scott Gauldin
What Scott has to say about running for the Board:
To whom it may concern,
My name is Scott Gauldin and I would like to be considered for the board of directors of the Emergency Responders Credit Union. I am currently employed by the Winston-Salem Fire Department and have been for the last 27 years. I have also served as a board member for the Emergency Responders Credit Union over the past 10-15 years. During this time frame I have served in the capacity of Secretary, Vice-President and President. I look forward to the consideration of the possibility of my continued service to this wonderful financial institution.
Respectfully Submitted, J.Scott Gauldin
What Chad has to say about running for the Board:
I have been with Kernersville Fire Department for 25 years and am currently an Engineer. In 1995 I married my soulmate, Christy and we have two children, Jessica Collins, married to Jordan Collins and Dalton Lankford. In 1993 I started Lankford Custom Fencing and we are still going strong.
VOLUNTEER HISTORY: In 2019 I was asked by the Board of Directors of ERCU to fill a vacancy and have been serving on the Board since. Serving on the Board has helped me to see how the credit union works and how different it is from other financial institutions.
As a Board member, I feel in the last year I have made positive decisions for the Members, Employees, and Credit Union with my best interest in mind. ERCU has been there for myself and my Family time and time again. In my heart I believe it is a privilege and an honor to serve on the Board of ERCU. The Credit Union is family oriented and I would love to continue serving YOU, the Members, who make this credit union strong.
Thank You, Chad Stephen Lankford
What Kim has to say about running for the Board:
Dear Board Members: I am Kimberly Thomas Reynolds. I am married to Clarence Reynolds, Jr. I am the mother of two adult children, Megan and Aaron; grandmother to Mason. I was born and raised in Bennettsville, S.C. and I am one of six children. I was educated in the public schools and graduated high school at 16 years old. My post high school education began at Benedict College in Columbia, S.C., where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. I was awarded a full scholarship and Advanced Standing admission to the University of Georgia, where I received a Master’s Degree in Medical Social Work. I retired in 2018 from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools as a School Social Worker after 33 years of service. During those 33 years, I also taught at Forsyth Technical Community and High Point University for over 18 years. Currently I am very active in my sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. I serve on four committees and I am a chairperson on one of those committees. I am a member of the alumni associations for both universities I attended. I have been a member of Union Baptist Church for 20 years. I am always giving back in the community… through my church, my sorority, my educational institutions and my profession as a social worker. I have never served on a board for a financial institution, however, I am eager to have this new experience if selected. I am not an “out front” type person but I do enjoy giving back and serving. I can assure you, that if I am selected as a board member, you will get someone who has integrity, honesty and a drive to be of service…to the board of this institution, the staff and most of all the members of the Emergency Responders Credit Union, for which I have been a member for over 33 years. Thank you in advance for the opportunity to share something about me as well as my interest in serving on the board for the ERCU. Respectfully Submitted, Kimberly T. Reynolds