Corporate Governance

Sierra Pacific FCU is organized under its federal charter and by-laws as a financial cooperative serving its members’ financial needs. A Board of Directors is elected on a rotating basis during the annual meeting. Each eligible member has one vote, regardless of the number of shares held. The Board presently consists of nine members.

The other member volunteer committees include the Supervisory Committee. The Supervisory Committee arranges for the annual audit and conducts its own audits and analyses.

Don Ross

Director

Don has been a director since 2012. As a shareholder in the law firm Woodburn and Wedge, Nevada's oldest law firm, Don practices primarily in the area of estate planning. He holds an MBA from the University of Utah, a JD, cum laude from Brigham Young University, and a Masters of Laws degree in taxation from the University of Florida. He is an avid outdoorsman and is active in the Boy Scouts of America and Rotary.

Doug Gapp

Treasurer

Doug is an engineering manager at Southwest Gas Corporation. He has served in increasingly responsible leadership positions in engineering at Southwest Gas in project management, regulations, and operations. He served as the Chairman of the Board for SWG Federal Credit Union prior to and during the merger with Sierra Pacific FCU. On his off hours, Doug competes in long-distance bike races.

Bruce Harvey

Director

Bruce has been a director since 2006. He serves as the Chief Investment Officer for Paradigm Capital Management, a fee-only investment advisory firm located in Reno, Nevada. Bruce holds a BS and MS in Applied Economics.

Jim Hunting

President and CEO

Jim has been the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific since the beginning of 2001 and has been a Director for over 20 years. In addition to his management responsibilities, he has served as Commissioner of the Washoe County Debt Commission, past president and current board member of the Downtown Reno Business Association, and was a board member of the Chamber for 12 years. He holds and MBA from UC Santa Barbara.

Richard Melillo

Director

Richard is a long-time Board Secretary. His service dates to 1973, and he has been instrumental in key Board decisions that resulted in significant increases in member service and credit union growth. As a long-time Board officer, Rich has maintained excellent records of Board deliberations, and as the complexity and requirements of Board governance increased, he kept abreast of the requirements. He has been routinely commended by auditors and examiners for his critical record keeping. Rich had a long career at Sierra Pacific Power Company as an expert in industrial safety. After retiring, he started and operated a successful industrial safety consulting firm.

John Nunn

Director

John Nunn has served his volunteer credit union as President and Treasurer since 1984. John is presently the Assistant Athletic Director for Business Services at the University of Nevada, serving in that capacity since 1996. During that time, the program has undergone a significant expansion. He had a distinguished career at Sierra Pacific Power Company, and was a Manager in Regulatory Affairs, dealing with corporate economies, finance, pricing, and accounting. John has been a director during a time of significant change and growth in the university organization. John and his wife Trudy are natives of Fallon and are actively engaged in numerous community activities. He graduated from the University of Nevada with a degree in Business Administration.

Robert Fitch

Secretary

Robert is the retired head of the Nevada Air Guard, with a final rank of Brigadier General. He was also the Director of Distribution Design Services. Bob has been a Board member for nearly 20 years and has served over a period of tremendous growth and change both at Sierra Pacific and in the industry overall. Bob holds a degree in accounting from the University of Nevada.

Nan Hoffmeyer

Vice Chair

Nan has been a volunteer for the credit union since 1990 and has served as Chair of the Supervisory Committee for over ten years. During that tenure, Nan has undergone extensive training in the applicable rules and regulations, finances, and auditing. In her Supervisory Committee training, Nan has obtained a comprehensive knowledge of lending practices, credit union controls, and office operations. Nan has enjoyed an extensive career at NV Energy and presently serves as Staff Process Consultant in Northern Operations. Nan is involved in her community, serving on the PTA and PTO boards as Treasurer, her HOA board, and the Beta Sigma Phi board. She has been active in the Reno Rodeo Association and is presently active in volunteerism with a number of organizations.

Byron Elkins

Chair

Byron is presently Director of District Operations for Southwest Gas Corporation as was appointed to fill an open seat. He has been with Southwest Gas for 29 years and has held a range of leadership positions in both division operations and corporate staff. Currently, Byron oversees Construction, Customer Service, Customer Assistance, Accounts Payable, Budget, and Fleet Management activities in the company's Northern Nevada Division. Among other interests, Byron is an avid outdoorsman.

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