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As part-owners of Great Erie, our members elect our volunteer Board of Directors. These community members come from diverse backgrounds and bring a wide range of expertise to their positions. They make policy for the credit union, set strategic goals, and hire the managers who directly oversee our daily operations.

Great Erie Board of Directors

Our directors are elected for three-year terms by Great Erie members at an annual meeting. They attend monthly board meetings and serve on committees and task forces that focus on issues important to the credit union and its members.

  • Don Bruning, President
  • Joette Cappello, Vice President
  • Matthew Nowakowski, Secretary
  • Bill Even, Treasurer
  • Jeff Leyonmark, Director
  • Keliann Argy, Director
  • Ryan Brady, Director
  • Don Freedenberg, Associate Director
  • John Kane, Associate Director

Great Erie Supervisory Committee

The Supervisory Committee is appointed by the Board of Directors. Its role is to ensure that an annual financial audit is performed, member accounts are verified, and the credit union has adequate internal controls to secure its members' assets. To contact a member of the Supervisory Committee regarding any issues, please send an email to [email protected]

  • Carmen Walling, Committee Chair
  • Lynn Emminger
  • Gary Janas
  • Bob Metz
  • Adam Willman

Importance of Volunteers

As members of the Board of Directors, volunteers have the opportunity to share their business expertise, leadership skills, and diverse experiences to improve the credit union. There are other volunteer opportunities available. To learn more about them, contact [email protected] or call 716-662-1311.

Great Erie Federal Credit Union is a full-service credit union serving the Buffalo and Erie County area including Hamburg, West Seneca, Orchard Park and East Aurora, New York.

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