Become a Volunteer Member of the Board of Directors
One of the key differences between banks and credit unions is the democratic structure and control of credit unions. Our Board of Directors is not a group of paid shareholders, but a group of volunteers who are elected by the membership to oversee the governance of the financial cooperative. When you become a board member, you are making a commitment to serve the organization and its membership in a way that maximizes the shared interest of all members and stakeholders.
Individuals wishing to nominate themselves must be a member of Community Choice Credit Union in good standing. The nomination process begins with completing the application. Applications will be reviewed by our nominating committee, composed of current board members. The election will take place at our annual meeting. Three Directors' terms are expiring. The incumbents who will stand for re-election are Mary Miko, Robert Biga and Tim Crosson.
Members who would like to run for a board position may do so by filing a Board Volunteer Application no later than February 2, 2018 or a petition by April 4, 2018. The petition process requires 2,978 valid member signatures. Community Choice Credit Union bylaws and blank petitions are available upon request. If you have questions regarding the application process or duties of a board member, please contact Carol Wells, Executive Assistant, at 877.243.2528, ext. 1108 or email the nominating committee, c/o, CWells@CommunityChoiceCU.com .
Current board members running for re-election
Ms. Miko retired from General Motors in 2006 after 37.7 years. Her background is in Manufacturing. Ms. Miko had various assignments throughout her career in the plant and headquarters environments. Her assignment at retirement was the Production Launch Manager for one of GM’s hybrid vehicles. She has a Bachelor in Management and Behavioral Studies from Oglethorpe University and an Executive Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Michigan State University.
Mr. Biga’s career spans more than 40 years in Education and Public Administration. He retired from the City of Livonia as the Human Resources Director. He has been a board member of the Livonia Anniversary Committee, the sponsor of the city’s annual week- long birthday celebration known as “Livonia Spree”, for 26 years. Mr. Biga is a member of the Michigan Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Michigan Public Employers Labor Relations Association. Mr. Biga holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Michigan and has completed advanced degree work at the U of M Graduate School of Business Administration.
Timothy Crosson Jr.
Mr. Crosson is a CPA and has worked in public accounting for over nine years. He is currently a manager at the Ann Arbor office of Yeo & Yeo, P.C. He specializes in the audits of not-for-profit organizations, single audits (A-133), school districts, and local governments. He previously served on the board of directors for NuPath Community Credit Union.
Board application materials
Click below for the Volunteer Board Member Application with Service Agreement, Directorship Policy, and more information about the board member commitment.