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Corporate One Announces 2011 Board of Directors

Board officers also elected

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Three members were elected to the Corporate One Federal Credit Union board of directors and announced at its annual meeting. Gerald D. Guy, President/CEO, KEMBA Financial CU, Columbus, OH; Jeff Meyer, President/CEO, Three Rivers FCU, Fort Wayne, IN; and Janice Thomas, President, PSE CU, Parma, OH, were each elected to three-year terms.

In his first term on Corporate One’s board of directors, Jeff Meyer brings nearly 20 years of credit union experience to his position. Currently serving as CEO/President of Three Rivers FCU, beginning in 2004, Meyer worked as its Executive Vice President for nine years and the Vice President of Lending for four years.  Meyer most recently served as the Chairman of the Corporate One Supervisory Committee; is on the Advisory Committee for NAFCU Region III; and is a board member for Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana.

Gerald Guy was re-elected to his third term on Corporate One’s board of directors, serving since 2002. Guy has served the members of KEMBA Financial CU as its President/CEO since 1989. In addition to serving on Corporate One’s board of directors, Guy is a current member of the Ohio Credit Union League Governmental Affairs Committee and the current Treasurer/Secretary of the Ohio Credit Union Defense Council.  He is the past Director/Treasurer of the Central Ohio Chapter of Credit Unions as well as the past Chairman/Treasurer of the Ohio Credit Union League Board. He has also previously served on the Ohio Credit Union Legislative Action Committee, the Ohio Credit Union Foundation and the Ohio CUES Board.

Jan Thomas, re-elected to her fifth term on Corporate One’s board of directors, has served as the President of PSE CU since 1991, being employed with PSE CU since 1989. Thomas has served on Corporate One’s board since 1996, serving as past Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary. Additionally, Thomas has served as a director of American Share Insurance since 2007 and is a past director of Primary Financial Company LLC as well as a past Chairman of the Ohio Credit Union League Renewal Committee.

In a reorganization meeting following the annual meeting, Corporate One’s new board of directors elected its officers as follows:
• Gerald D. Guy, president/CEO of KEMBA Financial CU in Columbus, Ohio, chairman
• Janice L. Thomas, president of PSE CU in Parma, Ohio, vice chairman
• John J. Shirilla, president/CEO of Best Reward CU in Walton Hills, Ohio, treasurer
• Phillip R. Buell, CEO of Superior FCU in Lima, Ohio, secretary

Corporate One’s board of directors provides the strategic vision and leadership to ensure that the organization provides value to its members. It is composed of nine directors, each one elected by member credit unions to a three-year term. Any Corporate One member credit union is eligible to have its CEO, manager, or other designated representative serve on the board without regard to its membership status or geographic location.