GECU’s Board & Management Teams

GECU Board of Directors

The GECU Board of Directors is a local, all-volunteer group of leaders elected by credit union member-owners. GECU's board believes in the credit union movement and philosophy of people helping people. GECU pays $25 to each director, advisory director, and committee member for attending the Annual Membership Meeting, the monthly board meetings, and periodic meetings of duly-formed committees.

The GECU Board of Directors works diligently to ensure that GECU remains a financially secure and safe financial institution that serves the best interest of its member-owners and the community. We thank them for their commitment and inspired leadership.

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

Management Team

The success of any organization depends upon the strength of its management team. GECU's team, combined with their philosophy of people helping people, is the guiding force behind everything that they think, say and do for you, our member-owners. From overseeing day-to-day operations, providing quality-driven member service and keeping GECU financially strong, your management team is with you every step of the way.

Crystal Long — President and CEO
Hazel Kennedy — Executive Vice President – Chief Lending Officer
Alex Rascon — Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer
Ceci Davila — Sr. VP – Chief Experience & Operations Officer
Teresa Montoya — Sr. VP – Chief Marketing Officer
Fernando Ortega — Sr. VP – Chief Information Officer
Darlene Palmore — Sr. VP – Chief Compliance Officer
Chris Tompkins — Sr. VP – Chief Commercial Services Officer
Aida Arce — Vice President – Project Management Office
Robert Eckhart — Vice President – Information Security
Antonio Flores Guerrero — Vice President – Information Systems
Lettie Ramos — Vice President – Mortgage
Michelle Rodriguez — Vice President – Training & Talent Development
Mike Sarabia — Vice President – Internal Audit
Ray Stallings — Vice President – Information Technology
Jeff Thomas — Vice President – Business Intelligence
Jacque Valdez — Vice President – Branch Operations
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