LIVERMORE, Calif., May 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — UNCLE Credit Union, which serves four counties in the eastern San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley, has re-elected Board Chairman Chung Bothwell and elected Neda Gray as Vice President President for the 2022-2023 term. Bothwell has overseen the financial institution as head of the board since 2009 and in a senior board role for more than two decades. A veteran board member, Gray chaired UNCLE Credit Union’s first audit committee, established in 2019 in place of the organization’s oversight committee.
“As we mark the 65th anniversary of the UNCLE Credit Unionand anniversary this year, we have reached critical milestones of achievement centered on our continued efforts to improve the financial lives of our members,” said Bothwell, who holds a Juris Doctor (JD) and a Master of Laws (LLM), as well than a Master of Business Administration (MBA). “We continue to make new inroads in lending and wealth management. In addition, we have expanded our financial solutions to meet the changing needs of our members. This includes valuable educational programs and innovative tools to help them thrive and create a safer future. »
Employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Bothwell has extensive experience in financial resource management, strategic planning and business administration. A recipient of the J. Alvin George Outstanding Volunteer Award, she led local initiatives to promote financial education and worked diligently with Congress and state legislators to advocate on behalf of financial cooperatives. Bothwell is executive director of the Institute of Management Accountants, East Bay-Northern California Chapter, and was previously national vice president of the organization, which had 90,000 members at the time. Additionally, she served as Vice Chair of the Alameda County Human Relations Commission and Treasurer of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory Women’s Association (LLLWA).
Neda Gray brings to her position as Vice President a wealth of experience in audit and evaluation, policy and procedure development, and information systems security. Gray served on the oversight committee of UNCLE Credit Union from 2012 to 2019, including a term as chair from 2017 to 2019. She joined the board in 2019 with the restructuring of the audit committee, which she was also president. Recently retired from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Gray holds an MBA with a concentration in information systems and an undergraduate degree in mathematics and computer science.
Alongside Chung Bothwell and Neda Gray are board treasurer Mila Shapovalov and board secretary Clay Smith, both re-elected to their respective leadership positions for the 2022-2023 term. The Board also re-elected Audit Committee Chair Robin Morris for a second consecutive term. In other election results, administrators Bob Corey, Hugh Bussell and John Freeman retained their seats for the 2022-23 term.
About UNCLE Credit Union
Founded in 1957, UNCLE Credit Union is a $635 million+ financial institution serving approximately 32,000 members. The organization offers the benefits of credit union membership along with a full range of financial services to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, or Stanislaus counties. UNCLE has been recognized by both its industry and the communities in its membership area for its excellence in service, culture, financial performance, growth, philanthropy and community engagement. To learn more, visit www.unclecu.org.
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