Board Election

Elections for our 2017 Board of Directors is now open through January 31. There are three (3) Board of Director’s positions available. You may vote for up to three (3) candidates. You may cast your vote in one of the following ways.

  1. Vote Online (click this link)
  2. Visit your local branch and submit your ballot
  3. Fill out and mail the ballot included in your December statement. 

Here are your candidates. 

Jerry J. Rael

Mr, Rael has been a member of State Employees Credit Union for over 40 years. He has served on the
Board of Directors for 10 years; serving as Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Board Member. Mr. Rael retired
from the New Mexico State Personal Office as a Deputy Director after 30 years. He also served on the
PERA Board for over 9 years. Mr. Real received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Education, and a Master of
Arts in Public Education from the College of Santa Fe. He currently volunteers his time to Feeding Santa Fe, as well as
the CSF Alumni Association.

Ken Kirk

Mr. Kirk, a native New Mexican, is a believer in credit unions and has been serving as a volunteer member
of State Employee Credit Union’s Supervisory Committee for five years. In that time, Ken has gained
experience in reviewing loans and doing branch audits on a monthly basis to help keep our credit union
safe and strong.
Ken retired after 25 years as owner and manager of Frontier Frames, a custom picture framing business in Santa Fe. He
graduated from Santa Fe High in 1977 and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from New Mexico
State University in 1981. He is a past president and current board member of the Santa Fe Civitan Club as well as the
incoming treasurer of the Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble. He also enjoys photography and woodworking.
Ken would like to bring his credit union knowledge and business experience to the board of State Employees Credit
Union. He would appreciate your support.

RoseMary Wickard

Mrs. Wickard has been serving on the Board of Directors of State Employees Credit Union since 1995 and
has held the positions of Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-Chair and Chair. She has also served on the Credit
Union Supervisory Committee for 5 years as a committee member, Vice Chair and Chair. Ms. Wickard
worked as a state employee for 26 years in Personnel Administration. Ms. Wickard has also served her
community on many organizations including the Northern NM Human Resources Association, St. Vincent Hospital
Auxiliary, Board of Psychologist examiners and other civic organizations.

LeRoy H. Garcia

Mr. Garcia was born and raised in Las Vegas, New Mexico and still calls it home. LeRoy worked for the
Department of Transportation for 25 years as a Management Analyst. After retiring he ran for County
Commissioner District 1 and won the seat for two four-year terms. As a commissioner he sat on the
Executive Board for the New Mexico Association of Counties for seven years and as President for one
year. He also served on the Executive Board for the National Association of Counties for six years. He is most proud
of the fact that while commissioner he was able to acquire property that was needed from two governmental entities
in order to build a much needed San Miguel County Public Health Facility. After his political endeavors he chose to
go back to work as Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Department of Transportation. He is now active in property
He has received many honors: Exemplary Performance Incentive Awards, The New Mexico Association of Counties
Eagle Award and Las Vegan of the Year Award to name a few.