Plan To Join Us For Your 86th Annual Meeting!
Thursday, March 30, 2017
at the Des Moines Botanical Garden
909 Robert D. Ray Drive in Des Moines
Come early to enjoy the Botanical Garden
& admission is FREE if you attend the Annual Meeting!
Social gathering begins at 4:30 p.m. with appetizers and drinks,
followed by a brief Business Meeting at 5:00 p.m.
(as well as a prize drawing!)
Please note: All offices will close at 4:00 p.m. on March 30th
so our staff can attend the Annual Meeting.
Notice Of Voting Procedures:
As a Democratically-controlled Financial Cooperative that is owned and operated by the member-owners who use our financial services, all member-owners age 16 and older with an account in good standing are authorized to elect those member-owners who will represent the entire membership on DMPO Credit Union’s volunteer board of directors. One vote per social security number will be allowed. This year, members will be voting to fill four positions on the Board of Directors, with each position filling a three-year term. No nominations will be accepted from the floor.
You may vote in 1 of 3 ways:
1) Members wishing to vote by mail may call the credit union at 515-243-2677 to request a paper ballot. Returned ballots must be postmarked no later than March 24, 2017.
2) Members wishing to vote electronically may simply sign-in to “It’sMe247” Online Banking by March 24, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. and click the “Place Your Vote” button.
3) Members may vote in-person at the Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 4:00-4:30 p.m. prior to the business meeting. This year’s Annual Meeting will be held at the Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive in Des Moines.
86th ANNUAL MEETING BOARD OF DIRECTORS CANDIDATE BIOGRAPHIES
This year’s candidates include: Kevin Schneider (incumbent), Brad Wells (incumbent), Jason Haigh, Brian Peppmeier, and Gene Haigh. All candidate biographies are listed below. Nominations are closed and no nominations will be accepted from the floor.
Kevin Schneider (Incumbent)
Kevin is a Chief at the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, has been a member of DMPOCU for 6 years, and has served on DMPOCU’s Board of Directors for one term. Kevin also serves as President of the Indian Peaks Interval Owner Association. Kevin recently completed the Certified Public Managers Program at Drake CPM and he also completed the Northwestern University Police Staff Command School. Kevin said, “I have a knack for recruiting new members, and also was a small business owner. I see that trends are changing and would like to help with the (credit union’s) direction in the future.”
Brad Wells (Incumbent)
Brad is an Investigator for the Iowa Lottery Authority, and has been a member of DMPOCU since 1975. Brad has served on DMPOCU’s Board of Directors for four terms, serving on the Audit, Credit and Growth committees. When asked why he would like to continue serving on the Board, Brad stated, “There are a lot of changes and challenges in the financial world. I want to ensure that our credit union is in a position to meet and exceed the needs of our members to ensure our financial strength and growth as we continue to grow and move forward.”
Jason has worked for Principal Financial Group for 17 years and has spent significant time developing and executing business plans with a focus on financial markets and Economics. Jason received his BA from the University of Northern Iowa. Jason said he wants to “help further advance DMPOCU and to represent the new members who were a part of the merger with Polk County School Employees Credit Union.”
Brian is a firefighter who has been with the Des Moines Fire Department for over 12 years. But fighting fires isn’t all Brian has done. After getting his bachelors in Finance from Iowa State University Brian worked for 5 years as a banker and lender with Lake Elmo Bank (MN) and Wells Fargo. This experience he said, “Gives me an understanding of how a financial institution is run. I can add some perspective on growing the credit union and making it more profitable, while providing better services to members.” He went on to say, “I can be a voice for firefighters and our members.”
Gene is retired from West Des Moines Schools, where he worked for 33 years as a teacher and principal. Gene has a Bachelor’s degree from the UNI and got his Master’s from Iowa State. Gene has served as the Chair of the Polk County School Employees Credit Union Board of Directors for over 30 years. When asked to explain why he would like to serve DMPOCU Gene said, “I have spent a significant amount of time as a member of PCSECU being an instrumental part of the merger with DMPOCU. I am committed to seeing it through to its full implementation.