Sierra Pacific’s management team is experienced, enthusiastic, and ready to help with your questions and ideas.
Meet the Team
Jim served as President and CEO of Sierra Pacific FCU from 2001 to 2023 and saw the credit union through unprecedented growth in assets, members, and services. In January of 2023, Jim passed his CEO position on to Leslie Ramsdell. He now serves as Vice President with a focus on Business Development. He remains on Sierra's Board of Directors. In addition to his management responsibilities, Jim has served as Commissioner of the Washoe County Debt Commission, past president and board member of the Downtown Reno Business Association, and board member of the Reno Chamber of Commerce for 12 years.
Director of Lending
Megan Mathias, our Director of Lending, has worked with credit unions and mortgage companies in Vermont and Nevada since 1998. In her seven years at Sierra Pacific, Megan has filled numerous positions, from FSR to St. Mary’s Branch Manager. As Director of Lending, Megan enjoys connecting members with the perfect products needed for their success. Outside of work, Megan enjoys spending time with her fiancé and two loving and energetic dogs.
Director of Accounting
Gil Oliver has been working with community financial institutions for over 17 years, including Heritage Bank of Nevada and Nevada Banking Co. Gil earned his BA in Accounting at Morrison University. He stays involved in the community, coaches youth sports and volunteers at Bishop Manogue High School.
Director of Operations
John Demuth has served as Director of Operations for Sierra Pacific since 2023. He's been a loyal Sierra Pacific FCU employee since 2007 and has managed the Mill Street Branch, assisted in compliance, and regulated Sierra's collections. His life isn't only work; John is a family man. He is married and has two kids. He enjoys spending time with them on his weekends camping, out at the lake, riding ATVs or just hanging out and having fun barbecuing with family and friends.
Branch Supervisor, Las Vegas Branch
Missy has worked for SPFCU for over six years and in the Credit Union industry for 30. She's married with no children of her own, but many who've adopted her as their Mom. Missy knew from the age of 12 - when she and her sister would set up a pretend bank/teller station - that she wanted to work in banking. So she set a course to get as much information & experience as possible to put her on that path. Missy became a credit union member, discovered the benefits of credit union membership versus a bank, and knew that the CU life was her destiny. When not at work doing what she was born to do, Missy enjoys reading, watching movies, spending time with family, friends, and church fellowship. She appreciates all that life has to offer each day, and lives by the philosophy that life is what you make it...so you need to "choose" to MAKE it great!!