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

Pete Rivera
Elected 2/2016 to 2/2019

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.

1st Vice Chair
Sylvia Martinez
Elected 2/2016 to 2/2019

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.

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.

Robert (Bob) Westrup

Mr. Westrup graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Accounting in 1972. He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (Retired) and all lines Insurance Agent. He previously worked for Peat, Marwick and Mitchell (now known as KPMG) as an Auditor. He has worked for Charlie Thomas, B. J. (Red) McCombs and Jack Sulephen interests as an internal auditor, controller and CFO. In 2003, he retired as General Manager and President of Padre Ford Mazda (1998 to 2003). Currently, Westrup is co-owner of Papa Murphy’s Pizza in Flour Bluff and an active investor. He is a member of the Flour Bluff Business Association and the Padre Island Business Association

Linda Anderson
Appointed 2/2017 - 2/2018

Ms. Anderson served as Advising Director up until February 2017. Prior to this appointment she served on the Supervisory Committee for five years. She retired from federal service in 2004 after 25 years, 22 years in the budget field. Prior to retirement, she served as the Budget Officer for Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. She has completed the core level of the Volunteer Achievement Program and achieved certification as a Certified Credit Union Volunteer from the Credit Union National Association in 2014.

John Chapman

Mr. Chapman holds a M.S. from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He also holds a General Securities and General Agent Insurance license(s). He is currently CEO/President of the J Chapman Financial Group, LLC, dba Alliance Financial Services. Up until recently, Chapman and his team have been proud NavyArmy Partners for the past 26 years providing Financial Planning and Property & Casualty Insurance services. In the past, Chapman has volunteered as a coach for youth sports and as a Boy Scout Leader. Chapman has served as a Finance Committee Chair, and is currently serving as a Building Committee Member, Lector, and Eucharistic Minister for St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Chapman is a native of Lafayette, LA, married with two children and three granddaughters.

Theresa (Tess) Gonzales

Ms. Gonzales is a Corpus Christi native and attended Del Mar College & Corpus Christi State University. She has been employed with Allison Flooring America as a commercial estimator for 24 years (overseeing and managing large commercial projects from start to nish) and a small business owner for the last 4 yrs. She is a current member and former Board Member of the Associated General Contractors Association (AGC) – South Texas Chapter. Beyond her work related obligations, she is involved heavily with her church, serving as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Thomas More Catholic Church for more than 20 years. She has been an Active member of the Junior League of Corpus Christi for 9 years, including serving twice on the Board of Directors as Member-At-Large and Nominating Chairman. Her other volunteer work includes assisting with the annual American Heart Association gala, Buc Days Rodeo Corpus Christi, and the American Cancer Society Cattle Barons Ball. She has been a NACCU Member for over 30 years.

Thelma Garza Mandel

Mrs. Mandel was born and raised in Corpus Christi. She attended Del Mar College, and graduated from Corpus Christi State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Currently, Mandel is the CFO for Asset Protection & Security Services LP. She has been involved with business/management decision-making for over 20 years. She began her business career with CPL and then moved to the Washington, D.C. area to work for a Department of Defense contractor. Upon returning to Corpus Christi, she worked in the business community and then changed careers to be a teacher while her children were in school. She worked for CCISD for 15 years. She volunteers and has served as a board member for Grant and Carroll PTAs, Carroll Volleyball, and Soccer Booster Clubs. She is married to Scott Mandel and has three children: Brian, Kevin, and Meghan.

Gerald G. Villarreal
appointed 2/2017-2/2018

Mr. Villarreal is an Attorney and Counselor at Law, licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas and by the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas. He maintains a solo law practice which includes criminal defense, probate law, family law, property law and representing clients in a wide variety of other legal issues. He worked as a management analyst, systems administrator and systems accountant during his 14-year career with the federal government. He is a graduate of Corpus Christi State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. He received his Juris Doctor Degree with a concentration in Business, Taxation and Commercial Transactions from Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska.