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Dr. Walter Owen Elected to Vantage Board of Directors

Did you know that as a member of Vantage Credit Union, you’re able to serve as a volunteer in the spirit of leadership and guidance for the credit union? You can even be nominated and elected as a Board member!

Dr. Walter Owen is a perfect example of the spirit of volunteering. He retired as a Naval officer after serving his country for over 40 years and is now serving his credit union. He’s been a Vantage member since 2010 and served two three-year terms on the credit union’s Supervisory Committee. At the most recent Vantage Annual Meeting in April, Dr. Owen reached the pinnacle of volunteer status when he was elected as a Board member.

“I’m a strong champion of the credit union movement, its people-first philosophy and a big believer in service to one another,” said Dr. Owen. “As such, I have a strong desire and commitment to share my skills, talents and expertise with others for the better good of all.”

Dr. Owen was welcomed to the Board by Vantage President/CEO, Eric Acree. “We have a dedicated and experienced Board of Directors who ensure our members’ best interest is the top priority and guiding force of our operations,” said Acree. “I look forward to working with Wally in his new role as we continue to find ways to make Vantage Credit Union the preferred financial resource for our members.”

The Vantage Board consists of seven volunteers who are elected by credit union membership. The Board’s primary responsibilities include setting policies and ensuring that the credit union operates in a responsible and secure manner. They also guide the President/CEO and the strategic direction of the credit union.

Our congratulations to Dr. Owen on his election to the Vantage Board of Directors!