RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (6/18/08)--The Richard Myles Johnson (RMJ) Foundation, the state foundation for credit unions in California and Nevada, has named Carl Stewart, CEO of Water and Power Community CU in Los Angeles, as its new board chairman. Mike Gomez, CEO, Fiscal CU, Glendale, Calif.; and Sheri Ledbetter, vice president of corporate affairs, Western Corporate FCU, San Dimas, Calif., were named vice chairman and secretary, respectively. Immediate Past Chairman Debra Grisamer, CEO, Alta Vista CU, San Bernardino, Calif., has served on the board for more than 11 years and as chairman since 2004. She will remain on the board until her term expires at the end of the year. Stewart and Gomez have served on the RMJ Foundation board since 2002. Ledbetter was elected in 2006. “Financial education is vital to the future of the credit union movement, and our goal in this coming year is to continue to support quality youth financial literacy programs throughout California and Nevada,” Stewart said. The incumbent board members are:
* Marie Alonzo, chairman, Arrowhead CU, San Bernardino, Calif; * Sarah Canepa Bang, CEO, Financial Service Centers Cooperative, San Dimas, Calif.; * Bill Cheney, California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues president/ CEO; * Tony Boutelle, CEO, Credit Union Direct Lending, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; * Mary Cunningham, CEO, USA FCU, San Diego; * Kim Hester, executive vice president, network services, CO-OP Financial Services, Rancho Cucamonga; * Foundation namesake Richard M. Johnson; and * Jim Updike, CEO, Honda FCU, Torrance, Calif.
Marv Jensen, board member, Episcopal Community FCU, Los Angeles, serves as board member emeritus.