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Nomination & Petition - NavyArmy Community Credit Union in Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley, Texas


Nomination and election of members to serve on the Navy Army Community Credit Union (NACCU) Board of Directors (Board) is governed by the credit union’s Bylaws and Policies & Procedures. The Chairman of the Board selects a Nominating Committee which then proposes individuals for upcoming Board vacancies.

Please be advised that nominations from the floor will no longer be called for nor accepted.

The Bylaws allow members to petition for nomination to the Board prior to the Annual Membership Meeting and have their name placed on the ballot at the Annual Meeting. The petition must be signed by a minimum of 500 members who are in good standing, designated as the “Primary Owner” on the account, at least 18 years old, who has a minimum of one full share ($25) in the share/savings account, has not caused a loss to NACCU, and is not past due 90 days or more at the time of the petition process.

On October 17, 2016, petition packets will be available at the locations listed below. Completed petition packets are due back to NavyArmy by 5:00pm (CST) on November 16, 2016. Note: Candidates must pick up and return petition packets in person for verification and signature.

NACCU policy prohibits solicitation of petition signatures and distribution of literature on anyone seeking nomination by petition on any NACCU premises.

Petition Pick-Up & Return Locations:

  1. J Wayne Vann Administration Building located at 2730 Rodd Field Road, Corpus Christi, TX 78414
  2. Shary Road Branch located at 408 Shary Road, Mission, TX 78572

All completed petitions returned by the “due back” date set forth above will be reviewed and validated to ensure full compliance with the election rules and requirements set forth in the RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE OFFICIAL PETITION & TEXAS CREDIT UNION DIRECTOR APPLICATION AND AGREEMENT TO SERVE FORM. After such review and validation, if there is more than one candidate for each position to be filled, the election shall be by voting conducted at the NACCU Annual Membership Meeting on February 14, 2017. The Board Secretary shall cause printed ballots to be distributed to the members who are eligible to vote and attending the Annual Membership Meeting. In such event, the election shall be determined by plurality vote. If there is only one nominee for each position to be filled, the election will be by acclamation and no election will be conducted by ballot.

Four positions are open for election to the Board. The four positions are for a three-year term. The Nominating Committee has placed the following individuals up for nomination:

Nominated Candidates for Navy Army Community Credit Union Board of Directors

Sandra Alvarez
Ms. Alvarez earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She began her career with Southwestern Bell Telephone in 1979 and retired from AT&T after 34 years. She is currently the CEO & principle owner of Alvarez Business Consultants, working as a public policy, community relations and legislative advocate. She has been recognized for her community involvement by LULAC, Westside Business Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas, YWCA’s “Y Women in Careers,” Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and CITGO. She has also served or is currently serving on boards such as Del Mar College Foundation, K-Space Contemporary, MAP of Texas and many others. Ms. Alvarez currently serves as an Advisory Board member for Navy Army Community Credit Union. She has completed required Volunteer Leadership Program (VAP) courses.

John Jackson
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 19 years and on the Supervisory Committee for three.

Don Rymer
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. He retired as Executive Director of the USO South Texas, but maintains several civic board positions. He has completed 20 years of
Board service and has completed VAP.

Mr. Jerry Woitas
Mr. Woitas has 36 years of Credit Union Board experience. Thirty-three 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 sixty-nine 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.