Voting for 2020 State ECU Board of Directors is now open. Click here to vote by January 31.
Meet the candidates:
Ken Kirk, a native New Mexican, has been serving as a volunteer for State Employees Credit Union for eight years, five on the Supervisory Committee and currently three on the Board of Directors, serving as Board Treasurer. He has attended national conferences to further his education in numerous aspects of credit union management and oversight. 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 of the Santa Fe Civitan Club and former treasurer of the Civitan Great Southwest District. He also enjoys photography and woodworking.
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, and as Chairperson for the CEO Evaluation Committee. Mrs. Wickard worked as a state employee for 26 years in Personnel Administration. Mrs. 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. Mrs. Wickard serves as a volunteer to ensure the Credit Union is able to help members improve their lives. In 2006, Mrs. Wickard was selected as the Volunteer of the Year by the Credit Union League of New Mexico for her outstanding service.
Mr. Garcia has been a member of the State Employees Credit Union for over 40 years. He is a native New Mexican born and raised in Las Vegas, NM. He worked for the Department of Transportation for 25 years as a Management Analyst. He has been active in the New Mexico Association of Counties, National Association of Counties and was President of the National Association of Hispanic County Officials. Being retired allows him to bring his knowledge, experience, and time to devote to the board.
Jerry J. Rael
Mr. Rael has served as a member of the State Employees Credit Union for over 40 years. He has served on the Board of Directors for 14 years, serving as Chair for 6 years, Vice Chair and Treasurer as well as a regular Board member. Mr. Rael retired from the NM State Personnel Office as Deputy Director after 30 years of service. He was on the PERA Board for 9+ years. His education includes a Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Education. Mr. Rael volunteers his time with the College of Santa Fe Alumni Association and Feeding Santa Fe. He serves on the Board of Directors to ensure the Credit Union is providing the best, and most secure financial services for its members.
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