Board Election & Nomination Information
Each member of MFCU’s Board of Directors serves a 3-year term. Each year the Nominating Committee nominates candidates to fill expiring terms or vacant positions. For 2017 incumbents Bill Borrie and Tony Boote, along with new nominee, Glenda Bradshaw, have been nominated to fill the three, 3-year Board positions open for election. In addition, Martha Newell has been nominated to complete the remaining 2 years of a 3-year Board position vacated by Jane Cowley.
For members interested in contesting these nominations, the Nominating Committee will accept nominations by petition until May 8, 2017. Applications and petitions are available at MFCU branches or below. If MFCU receives additional nominees by petition, a competitive election will be necessary. In such a case, candidate names and biographies will be posted in MFCU branches and online by May 17, 2017 and members will then be invited to vote online May 18 – 25, 2017.2017 Board of Directors Election Nomination Form
If the Nominating Committee receives no additional nominees by petition, the elections will not be conducted by vote, but declared by acclamation at the Annual Meeting. Nominations from the floor will not be accepted at the Annual Meeting.
The Annual Meeting will be held June 21, 2017 at the Caras Park Pavilion. Check out our website for more details after May 8, 2017.
“In my twelve years on the Board, I have served on the Asset and Liability Management Committee, the Compensation Committee, and the Nominating Committee. I have attended the Economics & Investments Conference, the CUNA Financial Management School, Performance Trust University Advanced Course, the ALM First Financial Institute, and the Institute for Social Banking Summer School. I have helped steer our credit union to build upon its strengths and prepare for its future, through strong strategic planning and careful oversight. We are a financially solid, entrepreneurial, people-oriented credit union and I would be pleased to be able to keep us on this track.”
BILL BORRIE is a professor in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, and most recently Chair of Faculty Senate, at the University of Montana. He is also a broadcaster on Montana Public Radio, an elder of First Presbyterian Church, Missoula, and previously a member of the Missoula Consolidated Planning Board. Originally from Australia, he has a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech and has lived in the US since 1989.
“I would welcome the opportunity to continue to serve on the Board to help steer the credit union through the challenging next 3 years. I have served on the Asset and Liability Committee and as Treasurer. Under new management, considerable progress has been made particularly in building up the credit union’s loan book which has strengthened the financial position of the credit union. In our highly competitive market, this needs to continue over the coming years with the credit union offering a broad range of loan products to its members with friendly, efficient service to attract their business.”
TONY BOOTE was born in the U.K., educated at Oxford University, and worked originally in the U.K. Treasury before moving to Washington, D.C., where he worked as a manager and macroeconomist at the International Monetary Fund for twenty plus years. There he met his wife, who is a lawyer, and in 2010 moved to her hometown of Missoula with their girl/boy twins, who are eleven. He enjoys walking in the hills above Missoula with his German Shepherd, Asha.
“The opportunity to serve on the MFCU Board of Directors combines many of my interests and skills, and offers an opportunity for continued learning. I am a native Montanan who is invested in the success of the people who live and work here. I would enjoy the opportunity serve on the MFCU Board of Directors to be a part of the community in which I live, and to have a voice in how financial institutions can shape communities through lending. As an entrepreneur who recently opened a small business in Missoula, I understand the importance of financing in small business startup.”
GLENDA BRADSHAW is currently the General Manager for the state of Montana for Republic Services. She is also the owner of a small business in Missoula, Clyde Coffee. She was born in Cut Bank, MT and raised in Philipsburg. She spent most of her adult life in Seattle and The Bay Area before returning home to Montana. She and her husband of 27 years, Hank Trotter, live in Missoula with their six-year-old son, Augustus and their many cats. Glenda enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, traveling and gardening.
“I have been a member of MFCU for more than 25 years and look forward to serving as a board member. It is important to me that the credit union is a member-owned cooperative and is on solid financial footing. I am especially interested in the credit union’s ability to be an agent of change in the lives of its employees as well as its member owners. I have extensive board experience and a long-standing interest in the power of money to be used for good.”
MARTHA NEWELL was a worker/owner at Freddy’s Feed and Read and manager of the Fair Trade store at the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center. She has served on a number of boards including Garden City Harvest, and has been a freelance catalyst in Missoula since 1980. She has had a longstanding interest in the power of money as a tool for change. She loves playing ice hockey & soccer, telemarking, biking and hiking. Her partner and 2 sons are all MFCU members and active members of the Missoula community.