Nominees will be voted on at the Annual Meeting – you can pick 3 (three)
(You may cast your vote ahead of time by calling the ERCU office. You may only vote once. Please submit all early votes by 3/18/21 @ 5pm EST)
Date: March 18, 2021
Location: Virtual- https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/496193309
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 and am currently serving as an associate director on the credit union 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, 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.
– 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. My goal as a board member would be to focus on the financial stability of our credit union as well as focus on supporting our members.
What Brian has to say about running for the Board:
Good morning board members,
I would like to express my interest in becoming an active member of the board of directors of the Emergency Responders Credit Union. I am a 59 year old retired law enforcement officer of over 26 years and am currently employed by Forsyth Tech Community College as the Qualified Assistant of the Basic Law Enforcement Training program, located at the NWFC in King, North Carolina. I am also the pastor of Rooted Altar Ministries of Mocksville, NC. I am the proud father of four adult children and three grandchildren and will celebrate 38 years of marriage to my darling wife, Sherri, in February. I hope that I am considered for this position even though I have no previous banking experience–I believe I can be an effective member of this board.
Thank you for your consideration,
During my career in law enforcement, I held the position of Sergeant where I supervised 6 (six) team members and performed various duties of supervision. I also held positions in criminal investigation, narcotics, detention, and civil division. All of which require a degree of discipline and the ability to make decisions based on the totality of the facts presented. I currently serve as previously mentioned as “QA” at Forsyth Tech where my duties as the assistant director mirror the expectations of the director in his absence or at his discretion. Being a pastor of a small rural ministry awards me the opportunity to interact with people of all ages, walks of life, races, and ethnic backgrounds.
If afforded the opportunity, I hope to bring positive energy, and a mindset that anything is possible. While I may not have the experience of others, I believe that our interactions will be first a learning experience that would lead to positive input in the decision that must be made for the benefit of all concerned.
What Don has to say about running for the Board:
Born in Winston-Salem and moved to Florida. Moved back to Winston in 2018. Married for 28 years with two daughters and one son. BA in Healthcare Administration from St. Leo University. WS Fire Department from 1974 – 1989. Last rank Battalion Chief. Assistant Manager for WSFCU. Board of Director and President. Facility Administrator and board member for Osceola Artificial Kidney Center. Partner of Royal Realty and Auction Inc. National Director of construction for Vivra Kidney Care. Shannonhouse Enterprises Inc. President. Consultant for Facility design and construction management. Regional Director for Davita Renal Care. Director of Biomedical Services for Davita. General Manager and board of directors for the Ice Factory of Central Florida LLC.
I hope to use my experience and knowledge to assist the continuing success of ERCU.
What Sam has to say about running for the Board:
Currently, I am a Deputy Sheriff with the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office. I have been in law enforcement in total for approximately 7 years. I am married to my wife, Tori, and have been married for 3 years. We are expecting twins around August 2021. I grew up in emergency services as my mother was in Davidson Co. EMS and my dad was in the Winston-Salem Fire Department (now retired). I have a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from Appalachian State University and a Masters of Divinity from Carolina University (previously known as Piedmont International University).
Currently, I am a part of the Stokes County Crisis Response/Assist Team and also am a member of the TRAC and NC LEAP. I travel across the state for critical incident stress debriefs and mental health. I also volunteer with PE ART. I previously have held board member positions with the Triad Pink Heals and the ASU American Correctional Association.
As a potential board member, I will positively bring new ideas to the board to advance the credit union so that it will stand out to first responders that we as ERCU is where they should bank. I understand that it is ERCU’s mission to bring the credit union to the modern times offering various resources to first responders across the triad and beyond. As a first responder, I see the need for a strong financial institution that will not only help first responders with banking, but also have services available for each individual to have financial security.
I can help you identify, create and implement avenues that will enhance the performance of the staff and I have the ability to help create marketing campaigns to reach and assist first responders for financial success.