2017 Election Candidates

2017 Election Candidates

Anil Puri

Board of Directors Candidate

Years of CU Membership: 33 Years

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • Masters in Engineering

Work Experience

  • 43 years in Engineering & Management positions with TransAlta Mining & Generation

CU Volunteer Service

  • Supervisory Committee
  • Board of Directors
  • Credit Committee
  • ALCO
  • Facilities Committee

Community Service

  • Professional Engineer Washington State
  • Twin Cities Rotary Club Centralia/Chehalis – President
  • Lewis County Literacy Council Board
  • Centralia High School Facilities Committee

1. What will you contribute to the Board and credit union?

I have considerable experience and knowledge from serving for many years as a member of the Supervisory Committee and Board. I will be an active member of the Board as it provides credit union governance. As we undergo interest rate risk environment and regulatory constraints, someone with my experience and vigilance can be an asset. I have the ability to understand the financial and other key performance information data and can contribute to the direction and strategic management of the credit union.

2. Why do you want to serve on the Board?

I want to continue to give my time and services to the larger community and to my fellow credit union members. Financial institutions have complex operations, and as a society we need these institutions to function smoothly. Experienced volunteers are necessary and I am available to offer my services as a board director.


Christy Raske

Supervisory Committee Candidate

Years of CU Membership: 7 Years

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting — Western Washington University

Work Experience

  • Audit Manager — Washington State Auditor’s Office
  • Budget & Finance Manager — Department of Natural Resources
  • CPA — Strader-Hallet
  • Accounting Instructor — SPSCC

CU Volunteer Service

  • Supervisory Committee

Community Service

  • Local Government Advisory Committee, Chair
  • Washington Finance Officers Association, Education Committee & Public Finance Officer
  • Government Finance Officers Association, Member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member

1. What will you contribute to the Supervisory Committee and CU?

My 30 plus years as a CPA and auditor has provided me with excellent skills in performing, analyzing, and communicating audit results. As a Supervisory Committee member, I am able to utilize my knowledge and skills in an organization I value. I have gained knowledge serving on the Committee the last few years and would like to apply it for another term. With the complexity of credit unions I believe it takes years to gain the knowledge to best serve as a member.

2. Why do you want to serve on the Supervisory Committee?

I understand the importance of audits as a tool for the Board. Audits are indicators of the health of the credit union and ensure financial soundness, regulatory compliance, and strong internal controls. I value the credit union’s management, my fellow committee members and the Board of Directors. They work together to achieve the mission of TwinStar Credit Union.


Donna Feliciano

Board of Directors Candidate

Years of CU Membership: 28 Years

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration/Marketing – Washington State University

Work Experience

  • Communications Specialist – City of Lacey
  • Marketing & Communications Coordinator – Intercity Transit
  • Small business owner
  • Sales & Marketing Director – Embarcaden Resort
  • Membership & Marketing Director – YMCA

CU Volunteer Service

  • Board of Directors
  • Policy & Business Planning Committee
  • ALCO
  • Sales & Delivery Committee
  • Organizational Infrastructure Committee
  • Nominating Committee

Community Service

  • Briggs YMCA Board Member
  • Olympia Downtown Association
  • North Thurston Citizens for Schools
  • Washington State Transit Assn. Marketing Committee

1. What will you contribute to the Board and credit union?

I will contribute my positive energy and expertise in marketing, communications, sales, and customer service in an honest and sincere manner. I will take my Board responsibilities seriously and continue to increase my knowledge of the credit union’s operations so I can be a valuable member of the Board and an asset to the credit union.

2. Why do you want to serve on the Board?

I want to help the credit union continue to provide quality, innovative financial products and services to its members. I can contribute to the ongoing success of TwinStar as a board member by being an active, knowledgeable participant. The credit union takes an active role in our community and is a vital partner. As a board member, I have the opportunity to give back to my community.


Diane Bingaman

Supervisory Committee Candidate

Years of CU Membership: 10 Years

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Finance & Economics
  • Masters in Accounting

Work Experience

  • Certified Public Accountant – public practice
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting for St. Martin’s University

CU Volunteer Service

  • Administrative Committee
  • Organizational Infrastructure Committee
  • Nominating Committee

Community Service

  • WSCPA – past President
  • Rotary Club of Lacey – Treasurer
  • South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity — President

1. What will you contribute to the Supervisory Committee and CU?

I have a strong knowledge of financials, am very engaged in my community and have a strong desire to help the credit union improve the financial lives of community members.

2. Why do you want to serve on the Supervisory Committee?

I would like to serve on the Supervisory Committee as a way to serve the community in which I live and work.