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NavyArmy Board of Directors - NavyArmy Community Credit Union in Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley, Texas

Chairman
Eloy Salazar
Elected 2/2013 to 2/2016

Mr. Salazar is a native of Corpus Christi. Throughout his life, he has been an entrepreneur involved with all aspects of real estate - from construction & property management to investment. Mr. Salazar is widely known for his community involvement and serves on several local civic, charity and municipal boards. Mr. Salazar attended Del Mar and Texas A&I where he majored in business. He has served on the board for six years.

1st Vice Chair
Sylvia Martinez
Elected 2/2013 to 2/2016

Ms. Martinez was elected to the Board of Directors in February of 2007. She was a member of the Supervisory Committee for 15 years, serving as chairman for her last five years. She served for 19 years as the Deputy Comptroller for the Naval Hospital, Corpus Christi and retired after 34 years of civil service. She has completed the Volunteer Achievement Program training courses. She has received the Friedrich W. Raiffeisen Award in the VAP; Filene and Tech awards and pins; and the Financial Literacy award and certification. She has been on the board for nine years. She has held the Office of Secretary for one term and Vice Chairman for two terms.

Treasurer
Pete Rivera
Elected 2/2013 to 2/2016

Mr. Rivera is retired after 37 years of federal service. He is a graduate of Texas A&I University with a BBA in Accounting, and Syracuse University’s Advanced Financial Management School. He maintains certifications in Information Technology/Infrastructure Library and Six Sigma and is employed by the Washington consulting firm of Booz Allen Hamilton. He has served on the Board for 34 years and has completed the core level, Filene, Bergengren, Raiffeisen and Technology awards of the VAP.

Secretary
John Jackson
Elected 2/2014 to 2/2017

Mr. Jackson retired from federal service after 34 years of service. Prior to retirement he served as the Fiscal Officer/Accounting Division Chief for the Corpus Christi Army Depot. Mr. Jackson is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a BS in Accounting, and holds an MBA from CCSU. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Behavioral Health Center of Nueces County and is President of the Board of Directors for the Coastal Bend Center for Independent Living. He has completed the VAP, and has been awarded the Directors Financial Literacy Award and certification. Mr. Jackson has served on the board for 18 years and on the Supervisory Committee for three.

 
Director
Vicki Gonzales
Elected 2/2014 to 2/2017

Ms. Gonzales retired in 1994 after 42 years of federal service. She has an Associate’s degree in Business from Del Mar College and completed Management courses at Texas A&I-Kingsville. Her last position was Deputy Controller of NAS Corpus Christi. She serves on the financial committee for St. Cyril Methodius Catholic Church. She has taught CCD classes and volunteers for the church’s youth group program. She has completed the core level of the VAP and has completed all requirements for the Friedrick W. Raiffeisen Award. She received the Roy F. Bergengren Award in 2012. She has 23 years of Board service.

Director
Don Rymer
Elected 2/2014 to 2/2017

Mr. Rymer retired as a Sergeant Major US Army in 1992. He holds a degree from El Paso Community College and completed numerous courses while active military. Mr. Rymer retired as Executive Director of the USO South Texas, but maintains several civic board positions. He has served on the board for 19 years.

Director
Albert Kessler
Elected 2/2015 to 2/2018

Mr. Kessler is a native of South Texas, born in the Rio Grande Valley. He moved from his hometown of Donna to Corpus Christi in 1957 and graduated from Richard King High School in 1973. At 19, he went to work for Baker Oil Tools CAC Division, and became the youngest District Manager at the age of 21 covering all of South Texas. At the age of 24, he opened his specialty fitness retail store in Corpus Christi, Health Equipment of South Texas, aka Hest, Fitness Products. Kessler is very active in commercial real estate investments, cattle ranching and enjoys investing in and coaching startup companies. His 35+ years in business has provided him the expertise in negotiating business and real estate contracts and in marketing products sales and service training. He has served on the board for two years.

Director
Bryan Stone
Elected 2/2015 to 2/2018

Mr. Stone is an attorney with Porter, Rogers, Dahlman, & Gordan, PC. He is board certified and specializes in all areas of real estate-finance/banking. He is a member of the Corpus Christi Bar Association, American Bar Association, and State Bar Association. He graduated from University of Texas in 1980 and from University of Houston Law Center in 1986 with honors. His volunteer activities include: Buccaneer Commission, City of CC planning & Zoning Commission, Leadership CC (Class XXII), CC Texas Longhorn Foundation, Corpus Christi Area Council for the Deaf, and Food Bank of CC. He has served on the board for two years.

 
Director
Jerry Woitas
Elected 2/2014 to 2/2017

Mr. Woitas has 35 years of Credit Union Board experience. Twenty-nine of those years are with NACCU where he has served in various positions, including four years as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Woitas is a retired federal civil service employee with over 40 years of management and administrative experience in both the federal and private sector. He has served on numerous civic and community boards and continues to volunteer his time whenever called upon. He has completed 69 credit union self-study correspondence courses and is the recipient of the Credit Union National Association’s highest awards in the Volunteer Achievement Program and Volunteer Leadership Program.