Freedom First recently held their annual membership meeting and announced the newly elected members of the board of directors. Filling the three open positions of the nine-member volunteer board are first-time director, Melinda Payne, and two re-elected incumbents, Wayne Strickland and Tim Sutphin. The Freedom First Credit Union board of directors, all whom are active members of the Credit Union, are democratically elected by the membership to serve three-years terms.
“Our entire board of directors embodies the spirit of community and brings talent, expertise, and energy to help guide Freedom First,” said Paul Phillips, President and CEO. “We are very fortunate to have each of them by our side as we serve our members in the Roanoke and New River Valleys.”
The other six directors on Freedom First’s board include: Frank Turk, Chairman; Dan Merenda, Vice Chairman; Nelson Shibley, Treasurer; Judith Harrison, Secretary; Joseph Coyle; and Brent Cochran. The board of directors is responsible for establishing strategic goals and guiding policies, as well as monitoring the performance of management.