GECU Board of Directors & Management Team


Board of Directors

Our board of directors is an all-volunteer group of leaders elected to their positions by GECU members. Our board members are strong believers in the credit union movement and the people helping people philosophy.

The goal of the board of directors is to ensure the financial stability of the credit union and that our credit union serves the best interest of its member-owners and community.

Gregory J. Watters — Chairman of the Board
Jose Quiñonez — Vice Chairman
Dr. Teresa Quezada — Secretary/Treasurer
Guadalupe Giner — Director
John Runkles — Director
Ricardo Soto — Director
Grace Vaughn — Director
Hans Sassenfeld — Associate Director
Abraham Valenzuela — Associate Director


Supervisory Committee

Ricardo Soto, Chair
Melisa Guevara
Michael White

Governance Committee

Jose Quiñonez, Chair
Guadalupe Giner
Grace Vaughn
Hans Sassenfeld
Abraham Valenzuela

Nominating Committee

Dr. Teresa Quezada, Chair
Guadalupe Giner
John Runkles
Grace Vaughn

Management Team

The strength of the management team helps the organization’s success. This leadership team leads with visions of the future and embodies the people helping people philosophy in everything that they do. The management team oversees the day-to-day operations and the service and experience of the members.

Crystal Long — President and CEO
Hazel Kennedy — Executive VP – Chief Lending Officer
Fernando Ortega — Executive VP – Chief Information Officer
Alex Rascón — Executive VP – Chief Financial Officer
Aida Arce — Sr. VP – Project Management Office
Nicole Bradford — Sr. VP – Compliance
Lettie Ramos — Sr. VP – Mortgage
Mike Sarabia — Sr. VP – Internal Audit
Chris Tompkins — Sr. VP – Chief Commercial Services Officer
Jacque Valdez — Sr. VP – Operations & Member Experience
Ruby Alvarez — Vice President – Community Development
Ali Arcia — Vice President – Business Intelligence
Albert Arellano — Vice President – Business Credit Administration
Leticia Bueno — Vice President – New Account Relationship Center
Robert Eckhart — Vice President – Information Security
Jessica Gonzalez — Vice President – Collections
Antonio Flores Guerrero — Vice President – Information Systems
Carmen Guerrero — Vice President — Branch Operations
Josie Marquez — Vice President – Controller
Mari Munoz — Vice President — Business Services
Carlos Rodriguez — Vice President – Data Science
Michelle Rodriguez — Vice President – Training & Talent Development
Mark Smigiel — Vice President – General Counsel
Ray Stallings — Vice President – Information Technology
Daniel Vasquez — Vice President – Consumer Lending
Young Vasquez — Vice President – Human Resources
Steve Wantuck — Vice President – Underwriting & Dealer Service
Amanda M. Williams — Vice President – Payment & Remote Services
Enrique Zaragoza — Vice President – Communication

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