Seattle Credit Union is a not-for-profit credit union that is owned by its membership, not shareholders as in the case of for-profit corporations. The credit union membership elects a set number of board members to serve three-year terms on the Board of Directors. An election for open positions on the Board of Directors is held annually. Terms are staggered to maintain continuity of three positions each year. The results of each of the annual elections are announced at the Annual Meeting of the Membership as well as in multiple credit union communications, immediately following the meeting date.
The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of the credit union to ensure that the credit union is adhering to its established policies and fiduciary responsibilities in the interest of the membership. This is done through several board sub-committees that may occasionally include non-elected volunteers or advisors. These committees and their current members are detailed below.
The membership also elects an independent Supervisory Committee to monitor the action of the Board of Directors and to review the financial and operational audits of the credit union, and to serve as the tellers of the annual election. You may view information about committee members below.
Carlos believes in Seattle Credit Union’s commitment to serving underserved communities and developing internal diversity. From his personal experience as a Costa Rican who grew up in an ethnically rich and culturally diverse community, Carlos brings a unique perspective with complementary professional skills to help Seattle Credit Union better serve its membership.
The challenges facing the immigrant community are diverse, and when combined with a lack of financial institutions that are willing or able to serve them, these challenges can become insurmountable to many. Carlos has learned how the right help, from the right people, is often enough to overcome such obstacles.
As a child, his mother relied on him to accompany her everywhere as a translator until she learned English. She was intelligent and capable, but banks serving their community made no effort to accommodate for her as they would for others. Having also experienced the difficulty of naturalizing in 2000, he is excited about Seattle Credit Union’s citizenship loan program, and feels that he can empathize with the communities in which Seattle Credit Union is dedicated to serving.
For over 20 years, Carlos has worked for companies both large and small in the technology industry. Since moving to Seattle in 2011, he has joined the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA), first as Chapter president, and currently as an adviser.
Robin Shuler was elected to the Seattle Credit Union board of directors in 2016. He has been a Seattle Credit Union member since 2004. As a passionate member and director, he enjoys working to assure first class fiscal management, stability, customer service, and transparency.
Robin is an experienced finance and operations executive with over 25 years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer and executive in a variety of industries and businesses, including significant nonprofits. Currently, he works as a financial consultant and serves for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations as an Interim CEO/CFO/COO/Executive Director.
Robin's CFO experience includes Qualis Health, W&H Pacific, Applied Geotechnology Inc., Abacus Engineered Systems, Lifelong AIDS Alliance, Benaroya Hall, and Seattle Symphony, among others. His Board experience includes AGI Technologies, Mustard Seed Associates, and Group Health Foundation. He's the Past-President of Financial Executives International (Washington State Chapter) - a nonprofit membership organization for financial management professionals, and was an honoree/finalist for the PSBJ nonprofit “CFO of the Year” in 2009.
Robin is a licensed CPA in Washington. He's earned an MBA in Finance from University of Puget Sound and BA in Accounting from Seattle Pacific University. He lives in Kirkland with his wife, Ellen.
Deanna is honored and excited to serve all Seattle Credit Union Members. She has over 25 years of leadership experience in the aerospace, transportation and insurance industries which she will use to ensure our credit union has a growth strategy that will foster opportunities for individuals and businesses in our community.
She has held a variety of roles including positions in financial management, cyber security, risk management and strategic planning. She previously served as a Boeing Employee Community Trustee, granting millions of dollars annually to non-profit community programs in the Greater Puget Sound region.
Deanna holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Washington University and an Executive Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Washington. She is a member of NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) and is Cyber Risk Oversight certified. She also serves as the Vice Chair of the Auburn Municipal Airport, the 4th largest airport in the region.
At present she is Seattle Credit Union’s Secretary of the Board and is a member of the Governance committee.
Over the past 10 years, Stephen has led and worked on teams that were committed to member satisfaction and advancing the organizations’ missions. Stephen has served as President of a non-profit organization and has engaged in strategic initiatives in the business sector. Through his finance and business experience, Stephen aims to support the infrastructure and to advance the strategic objectives of Seattle Credit Union. Stephen believes the correlation between Seattle Credit Union’s mission and its strategy to serve a broader community should remain as congruent in execution as it was in development. As a board member, Stephen will look to support the board’s existing structure, objectives, and approach; recognizing that the commitment to serving the community and ensuring leaders have the space to succeed requires a high level of collaboration among board members. Stephen looks to ensure a climate of change exists by providing the executive management team clarity and flexibility. He believes that setting the expectation that diverse thoughts matter at each organizational level and reinforcing measurable expectations is a tangible objective to which all board members can be attached.
Catalyzing the generational impact of access to fair banking services and enhancing the financial literacy of marginalized communities remains a personal purpose for Stephen. He believes that strengthening the constructs of financial education and being responsive to the economics of a shifting demographic is critical to the success of our financial cooperative. Stephen offers the best of his formal education, a collection of industry experience, and access to a capable, consequential community network to the credit union as a board member. Stephen has a deep commitment to the work of the credit union as it moves forward in developing a more sustainable and competitive business model, while remaining attentive to its co-operative principles.
Andrea is a Seattle native who spent 10 years working on Wall Street in the financial services industry. Her expertise is in institutional investing, trading and operations in both the equity and debt markets and her financial services experience makes her uniquely qualified to understand the challenges that financial institutions are facing in this increasingly regulated industry. She has developed a keen international insight as a result of both living and working abroad that will contribute to a shared understanding of the geo-political landscape affecting the financial sector and inform strategic planning decisions for Seattle Credit Union.
Prior to her career in finance, she was Director of the World Trade Center Seattle (WTCSE) where she engaged in corporate underwriting and public affairs. Prior to that, she served in the public sector as a press officer for United States Senator Slade Gorton. Andrea is honored and excited to have this opportunity to serve the Seattle Credit Union members!
Seujan is privileged to serve the Seattle Credit Union Community as a member of the Board of Directors. She brings to this role over two decades of leadership experience in top ranked companies including Starbucks and Tableau. She is currently the VP of Global Operations for OpenMarket, an Amdocs company and leads a worldwide team dedicated to providing an exceptional customer experience across the enterprise.
She is especially drawn to the Seattle Credit Union’s mission to drive economic inclusion and prosperity in Seattle communities. Her career started in public schools where she taught low-income and marginalized students. She provided them with the education and skills needed to achieve their high school diploma; in many cases help them become the first in their family to do so.
Seujan holds a BS in Education from West Chester University, an MA in Social Science from Binghamton University and an MBA from Seattle University.
Sue Her, Chair
Rick Szeto, Secretary
P.O. Box 12334
Seattle, WA 98111-4334
The Supervisory Committee is available to review any questions or concerns regarding the safety and soundness of the credit union by contacting them directly at the PO Box above or email below. For any comments or concerns about standard operational issues, please use one of the options on the Contact Us page so we can start working on your request right away.