Pacific Marine Credit Union 2018 Election Director
Please note: The candidates’ bios may not appear in the same order as listed on the ballot.
Mrs. Arnett came to the Board of Directors as an Associate Director of Pacific Marine CU on November 30, 2011. On March 28, 2012, she was appointed as a full Board Director. She participated on the CEO Compensation Committee.
Since joining the board, Mrs. Arnett chaired the Required Education Committee and the Nominating Committee. She actively contributed in other strategic committees.
Mrs. Arnett earned the Credit Union National Association, Inc. (CUNA) Certified Credit Union Volunteer (CCUV)’ National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) Certified Volunteer Expert; the California Credit Union League and the Credit Union National Association, Inc. (CUNA) Desjardins Award (completed 30 modules); CUNA Board Financial Literacy; CUNA Volunteer Achievement Program; and the Board of Directors Award in the Volunteer Achievement Program.
Her affiliations consist of: Barstow Unified School District/Business/Community Coalition; Sustainer, Junior League Riverside; and Alumna, Kappa Delta Fraternal Sorority. Additionally, she is an Alumnus of Golden Gate University and San Diego State University Alumni Associations.
Her education includes earning a Master of Business Administration, Marketing degree from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Science, Business Management, Personnel degree from San Diego State University.
As an engaged volunteer, Mrs. Arnett is committed to serving our membership in a strategic leadership role.
For the past six years, I represented our members on the Pacific Marine Credit Union Board of Directors. Since joining the Board of Directors, I developed a strong understanding of the duties, responsibilities, knowledge to be an effective Board Member. I live in San Bernardino County and feel very fortunate to work with an outstanding group of people within PMCU and the three counties. I am committed to serving the membership in a strategic leadership role. If I am elected, I will continue to work for the best financial products and services with the most competitive rates. I ask for your vote, so I can be part of the winning group that is still destined for more greatness. Thank you for the opportunity and look forward to representing your needs.
Mr. Greving has been a member of the Board of Directors of Pacific Marine Credit Union since 2009. He currently serves as Treasurer, Board of Directors and has served on the Budget Committee and the CEO Compensation Committee.
A Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Mr Greving holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree with an emphasis in Finance from California State University San Marcos, and a Master of Science Degree in Accountancy from San Diego State University. He holds numerous certifications, including a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute and the Volunteer Achievement Program from the Credit Union National Association.
Mr. Greving currently serves in the Program Management Office of a global provider of Internet Technology services and solutions to Government clients. He has over twenty-four years of experience managing people and projects around the world.
An active member of the San Marcos community in which he resides with his wife and 2 children, Mr. Greving volunteers as Treasurer, Board of Directors for the Mission Park Homeowners Association. He also volunteers at Father Joe’s Villages, helping those less fortunate in our community.
I joined this Credit Union in 1995 as a young Marine applying for my first car loan due to the great rates and great service I had heard about. Fast forward a few cars, a few homes and a couple of kids, and I am still a member of this Credit Union, receiving that same great service and those same great rates. This positive experience was my motivation to join the Board of Directors, providing responsible oversight, and ensuring this organization will be providing these valuable services for generations to come. I am proud to serve as your elected representative on the Board, from my bio you can see that I am uniquely qualified for the job, and I would greatly appreciate your vote in the upcoming election.
Thank you for your consideration!
Treasurer, Board of Directors
Pacific Marine Credit Union
Mr. Hoagland’s introduction to the credit union movement was somewhat different from most. In June, l969, Col. A. B. Clark, Chief of Staff MCAGCC 29 Palms, called George into his office and informed him that NCUA was about to pull the 29 Palms Credit Union charter. He directed George to find the cause of the problem and to fix it. George requested aid from NCUA who responded immediately by sending a federal examiner to assist. The examination disclosed that with limited assets and poor management the 29 Palms Credit Union was in no position to provide credit union service to the Marines and civilian employees aboard the MCAGCC, 29 Palms. The only viable solution was to merge with Camp Pendleton Federal Credit Union. After official approval of the merger, George was appointed to the Camp Pendleton Federal Credit Union Board of Directors and has continued to serve as a dedicated member. During George’s time on the Board, he served as Chairman of the Board in l972, Vice Chairman in excess of 20 years, and Chairman of the Nominating Committee. George is currently the Vice Chairman, serving on the Facilities Committee, the By-laws Committee, and the Nameing Committee.
George joined the Marine Corps on 12 August 1948 and served in the enlisted ranks until April, 1953, attaining the rank of Gunnery Sergeant E-6. On 18 April 1953 he was commissioned 2nd Lt in the Marine Corps Reserve and rose to the rank of Lt Col on 1 Oct l967. His assignments were primarily in Marine Artillery culminating as commanding officer First Field Artillery Group, Force Troops, MCAGCC, 29 Palms (Aug 1968-Sept l969). George retired 1 July 1972.
From 1955-1958 while serving Inspector-Instructor duty, George was the officer in charge of the annual Toys for Tots drive for the city of Philadelphia. From 1968-1970 while serving at MCAGCC, 29 Palms, he had the additional duty as chairman of the Youth Activities Program. In l970 the program received special recognition from Headquarters Marine Corps as the most outstanding of all Marine Corps bases. From 1969-1971 George served as Chapter Dad of the 29 Palms Chapter of the Demolay. After George’s retirement from the Marine Corps, he obtained a license from the California Department of Real Estate and worked in a local real estate office. In l974 George was employed at MCAGCC as Assistant Housing Manager; then in l975 he became the Housing Manager. From l974-l985 George served as Chairman of MCAGCC Equal Employment Committee. George retired from employment at MCAGCC in 1985.
During my many years as a member of the PMCU Board of Directors, I have seen numerous changes in the credit union movement (more regulation), and to PMCU. In 1969 our office was aboard Camp Pendleton and we were bounced from one old building that was scheduled to be demolished to another. Today we have a multimillion dollar headquarters in Oceanside. In l969 our total assets were less than $2,000,000; today they are in excess of $799,000,000. There were less than 45 credit union employees; today there are approximately 267. While those numbers were increasing, I have gained much knowledge and experience that have enabled me to serve you better. From the beginning of my service to the credit union, I took time to question whether my actions would be in the best interest of the members. Sometimes I’m referred to as the frugal member on the board. I prefer the term conservative voice. The members are always first in my consideration. Through the years the credit union has been an important part of my life. It has been my pleasure and privilege to have had the opportunity to serve you. I would be honored and would appreciate receiving your vote so I can continue to serve you, the members of PMCU.
Serving in his second year as an Associate Director on the Pacific Marine Credit Union, Joseph brings a unique skills set as an innovative and influential leader with exceptional analytical, strategic, marketing, consumer insights, and revenue management experience with over 25 years of effective and proven success in strategic planning with the ability to identify trends, proactively address ambiguous business problems, and blend disparate sourced data with creativity to conceptualize consumer centric strategies for growth, enhanced customer lifetime value, and overall customer loyalty.
In his current role, Joseph is a consultant focusing on extracting information to evaluate and understand the customer’s journey as it relates to a specific customer’s experience and engagement with a business or corporation and how to identify pain points or situations that would cause customer angst and create effective customer service tactics to eliminate it.
Joseph has recently earned an M.B.A from the University of Southern California and received his undergraduate degree from Elmhurst College in Chicago.
Joseph also participates in several charitable organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, The Walk to end Alzheimer’s and Tracy’s Paws.
As a candidate for the Board of Directors serving Pacific Marine Credit Union, my intent is to blend my leadership training received from the University of Southern California with over 25 years of experience in analytics and strategy to elevate the expectations of our members and the performance of the organization. My unique skillset will enhance and directionally assist the Board of Directors with:
• Guidance to make analytical fact based decisions and create data driven tactics for growth
• Capturing the best interest of its members by influencing an environment of customer centric thinking
• Increasing collaboration and proactive focus to solve problems before they occur
• Guiding and aligning the mission for organizational goals and aspirations
• Serving as an integral resource for ongoing strategic planning and implementation
• Focus on raising the accountability of the board and company to the stakeholders for organizational performance.
I am looking forward to expanding the collaboration of the Board of Directors and their diverse organizational expertise to focus on the success of our current members and increasing the market exposure to expand our organizational value to potential new clients through exceptional customer experiences and effortless engagements the first day they join and every interaction after to drive loyalty and higher brand perception.
Marlon Ramos became a member of our Credit Union while attending Recruit Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego in 1997 and since 2012, serves on our Board of Directors. With the exception of deployments, he has continually lived in and represented our community.
Even as an only child, Marlon volunteered for duty as an Infantryman. He successfully completed deployments with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and spearheaded the Iraq invasion with the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. He also served at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center as an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Instructor/Operator. Marlon currently serves as a Department of Defense Official in the Acquisition field at Naval Base San Diego.
Marlon earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California’s world renowned Marshall School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Management, from San Diego State University. Additionally, he holds certificates in Negotiation Mastery from Harvard University and Project Management from Syracuse University.
His military decorations include the Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation with Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal, National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Navy Sea Service Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal.
Pacific Marine Credit Union is the one organization that has helped me become financially sound as a young Marine 20 years ago. When the Board of Directors asked me to volunteer my leadership and business skills in 2012, I quickly accepted the offer. Why? The reason is simple: to give back to our organization.
Today, our Credit Union is on the verge from being “good” to “great.” We’re at a critical stage of implementing numerous calculated investments that has taken many years of hard work of planning and oversight. Having served with passion over the previous five years, I’m ready, willing, and able to once again volunteer my skills so that we may take our organization to the next threshold in helping one another reach financial success.
As a Combat Veteran that completely understands the needs of our active duty members AND as a civilian that has lived actively in our community during my entire adult life, there is no better candidate for our Board of Directors.
I humbly seek your support for re-election. Thank you for your consideration.
Brian Sutton brings to Pacific Marine Credit Union a passion for service, a broad range of knowledge, and a depth of experience that has helped guide the Credit Union since he joined the Board. As the only Technology Professional on PMCU’s Board of Directors, his international experience implementing complex and secure technology solutions makes his contributions to the Credit Union and its field of membership unique and valuable.
Mr. Sutton currently serves as an Operations and Program consultant for a global provider of Healthcare Information Technology software and services. He has extensive experience developing strategy, planning, and delivering scalable solutions to fast growing organizations both in the public and private sectors. His consulting experience includes more than 10 years of driving strategy and implementing secure, mission critical systems across Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers worldwide.
Mr. Sutton received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California and graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor in Management Information Systems. He also holds a number of internationally recognized technical, operational, and project management certifications.
As members of Pacific Marine Credit Union, we are united by the principle of people helping people. We believe in the importance of investing in our members and the communities we serve, putting people before profits, and empowering our members to achieve their financial goals. These are the shared values that guide me while serving on the Board.
As a member of our Board of Directors, I will continue working to ensure that we are connecting with our members, learning about your needs and delivering the financial solutions that are most important to you. I am committed to providing our members with world-class customer service, as well as secure and convenient access to our products and services wherever you are in the world.
I sincerely thank you for your support and for the opportunity to continue to serve the members of Pacific Marine Credit Union.