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STRENGTH IN MEMBERS® (5/13/2020)

As communities struggle to navigate enormous changes in their day-to-day lives, Alaska USA is committed to ensuring members receive the same level of service they’ve come to expect from their favorite financial institution. We may all be a few feet further apart, but we’ll still get through this together.

Health and safety at Alaska USA branches (5/13/2020)

For the safety of members and employees, we encourage limiting face-to-face interaction at Alaska USA branches. All drive-up locations offer expanded financial services, are frequently sanitized, and employees are following CDC recommendations and sanitary practices when handling money and paperwork.

For a full list of branch options in your area, please visit alaskausa.org/covid

Self-service options (5/13/2020)

Use online account access or download the Alaska USA app to:

  • Pay bills
  • Transfer funds
  • Deposit checks
  • Send money to friends and family

Need cash? Alaska USA depository ATMs are open 24/7 for deposits and withdrawals—you can even pay your auto loan! Simply select CREDIT and then select your loan from the menu on screen.

Find one near you with the Alaska USA app, or by visiting alaskausa.org/ATMs.

Financial assistance (5/13/2020)

If you have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and are unable to make Alaska USA personal loan, credit card, or home loan payments, we may be able to offer you deferred or suspended payment options.

Visit alaskausa.org/covid for more information.

Working together (5/13/2020)

Alaska USA donated more than 10,000 N95 masks and 10,000 pairs of gloves to help healthcare facilities throughout Alaska, Arizona, and Washington.

If you are able to donate any supplies, please visit getusppe.org/give getusppe.org/giveto find a donation site near you. Together we can help our healthcare workers fight this disease!

2020 election information (5/13/2020)

Each year, Alaska USA members are elected to serve designated terms as volunteer members of the Board of Directors.

As no members qualified as candidates by the petition method, the slate of candidates is as follows:.

Board of Directors

Three-year term positions:

  • Rich Hawley (incumbent)
  • Ron Lee (incumbent)
  • RaeDene Turner (incumbent)

Since these candidates are running unopposed, their election will be declared and announced at the annual meeting being held virtually on Wednesday, June 10 at 6:00 pm AKST. Visit alaskausa.org/annual-meeting for details.

2020 Election Information (11/1/2019)

The Nominating Committee has nominated the following candidates for the offices indicated:

Board of Directors

3 three-year term positions:

Hawley, Rich: Retired US Army (Finance and Accounting Officer). Member of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union since 1990. Has served on the Board of Directors since 2018 and the Supervisory Committee from 2015-2018. Over 40 years of accounting and financial management experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business (Accounting) and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Currently serves as an unpaid volunteer Treasurer for three small nonprofit organizations. Military assignments included Finance and Accounting Officer for the U.S. Army, Alaska, Financial Management Instructor at the Army Logistics Management Center, Chief, Accounting Division, Field Network Quality, US Army Finance and Accounting Center, and Executive Officer for the U.S. Army Finance and Accounting Center.

Lee, Ron: Retired USAF (Accounting and Finance). Member of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union since 1992. Resource Manager for the PACAF Regional Support Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson with 37 years of experience in financial management. Master’s degree in Business Organizational Management from the University of La Verne. Member of the Board of Directors since 2012 and previously on the Supervisory Committee for 18 years.

Turner, RaeDene: Budget Analyst for Department of Defense. Member of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union since 1995. Civil Service in Finance & Budget career fields, with 29 years of experience for the Air Force and currently working for the Army Corps of Engineers. Worked in the banking industry for 10 years prior to Civil Service. Held numerous positions including internal bank auditing. Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Wayland Baptist University. Member of the Supervisory Committee since 2016, and appointed to the Board of Directors in 2019.

Other members interested in becoming candidates can qualify by the petition method. Official petition forms must be used, and will be available beginning November 4, 2019, at any Alaska USA branch, or by calling 907-786-2751. The signatures and account numbers of at least 500 members are required in order to qualify as a candidate by the petition method. Petitions must be returned to the credit union by December 6, 2019.

In the event a member(s) qualifies by the petition method, the 2020 election will be carried out by mail ballot. Ballots will be mailed to members in April 2020, and the election results will be announced at the 2020 Annual Meeting scheduled for June 10, 2020.

2020 Election Information (10/16/2019)

The 2020 election will be carried out by mail ballot and will fill 3 three-year term positions on the Board of Directors. Ballots will be mailed to members in April and the election results will be announced at the 2020 Annual Meeting scheduled for June 10.

The Nominating Committee has nominated the following candidates for the offices indicated:

Board of Directors
3 three-year term positions:

Hawley, Rich: Retired US Army (Finance and Accounting Officer). Member of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union since 1990. Has served on the Board of Directors since 2018 and the Supervisory Committee from 2015-2018. Over 40 years of accounting and financial management experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business (Accounting) and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Currently serves as an unpaid volunteer Treasurer for three small nonprofit organizations. Military assignments included Finance and Accounting Officer for the U.S. Army, Alaska, Financial Management Instructor at the Army Logistics Management Center, Chief, Accounting Division, Field Network Quality, US Army Finance and Accounting Center, and Executive Officer for the U.S. Army Finance and Accounting Center.

Lee, Ron: Retired USAF (Accounting and Finance). Member of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union since 1992. Resource Manager for the PACAF Regional Support Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson with 37 years of experience in financial management. Master’s degree in Business Organizational Management from the University of La Verne. Member of the Board of Directors since 2012 and previously on the Supervisory Committee for 18 years.

Turner, RaeDene: Budget Analyst for Department of Defense. Member of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union since 1995. Civil Service in Finance & Budget career fields, with 29 years of experience for the Air Force and currently working for the Army Corps of Engineers. Worked in the banking industry for 10 years prior to Civil Service. Held numerous positions including internal bank auditing. Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Wayland Baptist University. Member of the Supervisory Committee since 2016, and appointed to the Board of Directors in 2019.

Other members interested in becoming candidates can qualify by the petition method. Official petition forms must be used, and will be available on November 4, 2019, at any Alaska USA branch, or by calling 907-786-2751. The signatures and account numbers of at least 500 members are required in order to qualify as a candidate by the petition method. Petitions must be returned to the credit union by December 6, 2019.

2020 Election Information (7/2/2019)

The Alaska USA Federal Credit Union Nominating Committee is accepting letters of interest from members who wish to become candidates in 2019 for positions available on the Board of Directors. Credit union officials serve in an unpaid, volunteer capacity and must be available to attend monthly meetings.

Positions available: 3 three-year term positions

In accordance with the credit union’s bylaws, it is the duty of the Nominating Committee to nominate at least one member for each vacancy on the Board of Directors. The Committee nominates members they consider qualified and who represent the membership and membership areas served. They attempt to have a cross-sectional representation of the membership, avoiding concentrations by any one membership area, organization, employer, rank, grade, or other common denominator.

Members who submit letters of interest should include their full name, account number, current address, phone number, qualifications, and any related experience.

Letters should be addressed to:

Nominating Committee
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 196613
Anchorage, Alaska 99519-6613

Letters of interest must be received no later than August 23, 2019. Names and qualifications of candidates nominated will be mailed with all members’ fall paper account statements, as well as published in the quarterly online journal.

2019 ELECTION INFORMATION (3/19/2019)

Each year, Alaska USA members are elected to serve designated terms as volunteer members of the Board of Directors.

As no members qualified as candidates by the petition method, the slate of candidates is as follows:

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Three-year term positions
Lorran Skinner (incumbent)
Geri Wacker (incumbent)

Since these candidates are running unopposed, their election will be declared and announced at the annual meeting on June 12, 6:00 pm, at the Anchorage Sheraton Hotel.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN ASSISTANCE (1/11/2019)

Wayne Bailey  
Executive Vice President and Chief Experience Officer

In response to a historically long government shutdown, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has programs in place to assist federal employees that have been impacted.

The credit union is offering financial support in the form of loan payment assistance and extensions, waiving or adjusting certain fees, and special signature loans to help affected members through this difficult time.

Alaska USA is here to partner with our members during this time of financial uncertainty by offering tailored options that address each member’s needs.

If you have experienced an interruption in your income due to the government shutdown, please give us a call at 800-525-9094 and talk to a Member Service Representative that is ready to assist you 24/7 with your financial needs.

Giving back (12/18/2018)

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is proud to be a part of the communities it serves, and strives to give back in meaningful ways. In 2018, there were a number of non-profits and organizations that Alaska USA partnered with in support of each of their missions that ultimately make our communities a better place.

Through a variety of fun work events and their own generous donations, Alaska USA employees have already raised more than $18,000 for the United Way—and expect to raise a lot more through the end of the year! Money raised will go towards United Way programs that work at making a safer, healthier and more prosperous community for everyone. In addition to raising money, Team Alaska USA volunteers participated in United Way’s Day of Caring to work on fixer-upper projects that improve the community.

Children’s programs are vital to the health of our neighborhoods, and our especially key to Alaska USA’s mission. We are honored to support the Salvation Army’s Coats for Kids winter coat drive, and the United States Marine Corp Reserve’s Toys for Tots program; collecting toys for underprivileged children at branches and service centers and distributed to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas.

To help prepare young adults for a successful financial future, Alaska USA sponsored Washington Business Week—a one-week summer program teaching high school students the basics for business, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Washington Business Week places high school students in a dynamic simulation where they compete as industry professionals, sharpen communication skills, and face real-world challenges. Students earned two college credits by successfully completing the program requirements.

Thank you to all the organizations, credit union members, and employees who contribute their time, money, and energy toward making their community a better place, and to those who generously gave Alaska USA a variety of different platforms to contribute to community wellbeing in 2018.

Win big with Million Points Mania (10/1/2018)

For the 6th year in a row it’s back!?

Million Points Mania season is in full swing—every time you use your Alaska USA Visa® Credit Card you’re entered to win one million reward points. That’s right; one million rewards points that could be used for cool merchandise or travel on nearly any airline, any time you want. No blackout dates. No expiration.

Enter as many times as you like through December 31, 2018. Don’t have the card? Apply now for a special, low promotional APR.

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. See official rules atalaskausa.org.

2019 Election Information (9/25/2018)

The 2019 election will be carried out by mail ballot and will fill 2 three-year term positions on the Board of Directors. Ballots will be mailed to members in April 2019 and the election results will be announced at the 2019 Annual Meeting scheduled for June 12, 2019.

The Nominating Committee has nominated the following candidates for the offices indicated:

Board of Directors
2 three-year term positions:

Skinner, Lorran: Member of the Board of Directors since 2015 and previously employed at Alaska USA Federal Credit Union for over 30 years, with 15 years as the Chief Lending Officer. Held executive positions in Operations, Retail Services, the Senior Leadership Team, and was a member of the Finance Committee. Also served on the Board of Directors of Alaska USA Mortgage Company, Alaska USA Title Agency, Alaska USA Trust Company, and Alaska USA Insurance Brokers. Skinner retired from Alaska USA employment in early 2014. Prior to joining Alaska USA, Skinner spent nine years at Frontier Alaska State Credit Union (now Credit Union 1) supervising collections, lending, and operations functions. Skinner has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Oregon State University.

Wacker, Geri: Member of the Board of Directors since 2015, an Alaska USA member since 1995, and previously served on the Supervisory Committee from 2013-2015. Served on the Last Frontier Chapter, Association of the United States Army, Executive Board from 1996-2017, as Chapter President from 2015-2017. Retired Army Sergeant Major, retired Army Civilian, and retired University of Alaska Anchorage Adjunct Faculty of the College of Business and Public Policy. Wacker has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from University of Maryland, and a Master’s Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University.

Other members interested in becoming candidates can qualify by the petition method. Official petition forms must be used and will be available on November 2, 2018, at any Alaska USA branch or by calling 907-786-2751. The signatures and account numbers of at least 500 members are required in order to qualify as a candidate by the petition method. Petitions must be returned to the credit union by December 3, 2018.

2019 Election Information (8/9/2018)

The Alaska USA Federal Credit Union Nominating Committee is accepting letters of interest from members who wish to become candidates in 2018 for positions available on the Board of Directors. Credit union officials serve in an unpaid volunteer capacity and must be available to attend monthly meetings.

Positions available: 2 three-year term positions

In accordance with the credit union’s bylaws, it is the duty of the Nominating Committee to nominate at least one member for each vacancy on the Board of Directors. The Committee nominates members they consider qualified and who represent the membership and membership areas served. They attempt to have a cross-sectional representation of the membership, avoiding concentrations by any one membership area, organization, employer, rank, grade, or other common denominator.

Members who submit letters of interest should include their full name, account number, current address, phone number, qualifications, and any related experience. Letters should be addressed to:

Nominating Committee
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 196613
Anchorage, Alaska 99519-6613

Letters of interest must be received no later than August 24, 2018. Names and qualifications of candidates nominated will be published in the Fall issue of the Journal, with information regarding the petition method of candidacy. Ballots will be mailed to members in April 2019, and the election results will be announced at the 2019 Annual Meeting.

Certified Military Housing Specialists (7/20/2018)

If you think moving is a big hassle now, imagine doing it 10 times more than the average American—maybe even while your spouse is risking their life in another country. You’ll start to have an inkling of what it’s like to be part of a military family. Moving your entire family cross-country, money headaches, lengthy deployment times—the challenges faced by the men, women, and families of the United States Military are hard for many to comprehend.

It’s a job like no other, with unique pay systems, its own jargon, and special financial considerations that need to be taken into account when purchasing a home. That’s why Alaska USA Mortgage Company has Certified Military Housing Specialists (CMHS) standing by to help veterans and active duty military and their families navigate the home loan process.

Every Alaska USA Mortgage Company home loan expert has been trained to give the specialized guidance that military families need and deserve. That includes knowing how things like Basic Allowance for Housing fits into the loan application process, or how 0% down VA home loans can help families find affordable and sustainable homes.

Medicare ID Card Fraud (7/17/2018)

Fraudulent Medicare activity costs taxpayer billions of dollars. As a result of efforts to reduce Medicare fraud and identity theft, recipients will start receiving new Medicare ID cards between now and April 2019. Your new Medicare ID card will use a unique ID number rather than your social security number, but it’s still important to safeguard your card.

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau recommends the following:

  • Keep your Medicare card in a secure place.
  • Don't share your ID number with anyone other than your health care team.
  • If someone calls and asks for your Medicare information, hang up. Medicare will only call you if you've called and left a message or if a representative said that someone will call you back.
  • Check your statements carefully and log into MyMedicare.gov to spot possible fraud and billing mistakes.
  • Report suspicious activities by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

To learn more about safeguarding your financial life from fraudsters, visit https://www.alaskausa.org/service/security/fraud.asp

NEW! Card Security You Control (5/17/2018)

Life shouldn't come to a stop just because you left your card somewhere, and now it won't thanks to the latest in card security convenience!

If you've misplaced your Alaska USA Visa® Credit or Debit card, simply lock it to prevent any new unauthorized purchases. Once you find it, it's just as easy to unlock so you can get back to your day!

Look for the Card Security icon in the Alaska USA app or online under the Accounts Services tab to get started.

It’s time for a new savings plan. (4/27/2018)

Have you heard that 57% of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings, and 39% have no savings at all?

That’s a shocking statistic, and even if you don’t fall into one of those groups it’s fair to say that we could all do a better job of setting aside some savings. Here’s a few tips to get you started.

  1. Start a spending journal
    This may seem overly simplistic, but if you’re trying to get a better hold of your finances, journaling is a smart and easy way to accomplish this. Keeping track of your daily expenditures for a full calendar month should give you a pretty good idea of where your money is going—and probably give a you more than a few ideas for making improvements in your spending habits.

  2. Set realistic goals
    Be clear and certain about how much you want to save, and what you’re willing to sacrifice in order to reach your goal. This will set you up for savings success Wanting to save $10,000 is great, but sometimes starting with a smaller goal of $1,000 will give you a more achievable target, and a great feeling of success and momentum when you hit it.

  3. Use automatic transfers
    Set up an automatic transfer from your checking to your savings and take the whole process of setting money aside off your to-do list.

  4. Give yourself a daily allowance
    Once you’ve identified your monthly disposable income after bills and savings, divide the total up by the number of days in the month and you’ve got yourself a daily spending limit. You can save any remaining money you have at the end of the day, or roll it over for a bigger purchase down the line.

We hope some of these tips will help you reach your savings goals this year. Here’s to a financially fit 2018!

2018 ELECTION INFORMATION (4/27/2018)

Each year, Alaska USA members are elected to serve designated terms as volunteer members of the Board of Directors.

As no members qualified as candidates by the petition method, the slate of candidates is as follows:

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2 three-year term positions
Bobby Alexander
Kent Berthiaume

1 two-year term position
Richard Hawley

Since these candidates are running unopposed, their election will be declared and announced at the annual meeting on June 13, 6:00 pm, at the Anchorage Sheraton Hotel.

It’s time for a new savings plan

Have you heard that 57% of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings, and 39% have no savings at all?

That’s a shocking statistic, and even if you don’t fall into one of those groups it’s fair to say that we could all do a better job of setting aside some savings. Here’s a few tips to get you started.

  1. Start a spending journal
    This may seem overly simplistic, but if you’re trying to get a better hold of your finances, journaling is a smart and easy way to accomplish this.

    Keeping track of your daily expenditures for a full calendar month should give you a pretty good idea of where your money is going—and probably give a you more than a few ideas for making improvements in your spending habits.

  2. Set realistic goals
    Be clear and certain about how much you want to save, and what you’re willing to sacrifice in order to reach your goal. This will set you up for savings success

    Wanting to save $10,000 is great, but sometimes starting with a smaller goal of $1,000 will give you a more achievable target, and a great feeling of success and momentum when you hit it.

  3. Use automatic transfers
    Set up an automatic transfer from your checking to your savings and take the whole process of setting money aside off your to-do list.

  4. Give yourself a daily allowance
    Once you’ve identified your monthly disposable income after bills and savings, divide the total up by the number of days in the month and you’ve got yourself a daily spending limit. You can save any remaining money you have at the end of the day, or roll it over for a bigger purchase down the line.

We hope some of these tips will help you reach your savings goals this year. Here’s to a financially fit 2018!

EQUIFAX DATA BREACH (2/13/2018)

Recently Equifax, one of the largest U.S. credit-reporting agencies, experienced a data breach that compromised the identity of approximately 143 million Americans.

The protection of members’ personal and private information is Alaska USA’s top priority. We will continue to monitor the Equifax situation and notify you of any suspicious activity on your accounts, 24/7.

To find out what you can do to protect yourself from fraud and identity theft, and to see how Alaska USA protects your information, visit alaskausa.org/fraud.

ALL YOUR BANKING—ONE CREDIT UNION. (2/13/2018)

It’s likely you have a lot of automatic payments and deposits spread across multiple financial institutions. Now, thanks to ClickSWITCH you can simplify your finances.

ClickSWITCH helps you move all of your direct deposits and automatic payments to your Alaska USA account by generating forms and sending them to your other financial institutions, depositors, and billers. The process of switching is seamless, and you can monitor your requests to ensure that you don’t miss a payment during the transition.

Finally there’s a service that makes everyone’s life a little easier.

Learn more at alaskausa.org/clickswitch.

MILLION POINTS MANIA!

What would you do with One million points?

Maybe take a trip to Paris followed by some day trips to the French countryside? Perhaps a cruise to the Bahamas is more your style. Or maybe you just want to get a new tablet and upgrade your morning routine with an espresso maker for your home. With a million points you don’t even have to choose—you could do it all.

Every time you use your Alaska USA Visa® Credit Card, you’re entered to win up to the grand prize of one million reward points. Reward points never expire and can be redeemed with most airlines, any time, with no blackout dates—or used for cool merchandise!

And, there’s more than one winner during Million Points Mania-first place will net you 250,000 points, second place gets you 125,000 points, and five lucky third-place winners will get 20,000 points. No sign up necessary. If you’re an Alaska USA Visa® Credit Card user, you’re already increasing your chance to win with every purchase!

Not a cardholder? Apply today and win with a low, fixed rate and no annual fee* from Alaska USA.

*With an Alaska USA checking account. Federally insured by NCUA. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. See official rules at alaskausa.org.

A SMARTER WAY TO SAVE (10/13/2017)

When you have some savings built up it feels good, but it can also feel like your money is just… sitting there, doing nothing all day.

Why not put it somewhere it can grow?

A certificate account is an excellent way to grow your savings. Certificates are a great choice if you want to invest for a longer period of time and obtain a higher rate of return, while seeking a risk-free way to invest.

Alaska USA offers some of the best certificate rates on the market. Open a certificate account today and lock in a guaranteed return.*

*Rates of return vary with amount of deposit and term of certificate, and dividend earnings may be affected by selected payment method. Certificates are subject to early withdrawal penalties.

MEET YOUR WASHINGTON FINANCIAL ADVISOR

Craig B. Roth has been in the financial services industry for more than 25 years serving clients as a Financial Advisor. Today, Craig lends his knowledge to the members of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union through the Financial Planning and Investment Services* department.

Craig is committed to helping individuals, families, and businesses plan for their futures. He helps members with a wide range of goals, including wealth accumulation, retirement income planning, asset transfer strategies, education saving, business succession, and insurance protection. Craig works with each client to define what is important to them, and then crafts an individual plan that aligns with their specific needs, time horizons, and risk tolerance.

Make an appointment today!

206-239-3887
craig.roth@cunamutual.com
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
2401 4th Ave., Ste. 100
Seattle, WA 98121

View the background of Craig Bennett Roth on BrokerCheck from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

*Securities sold, advisory services offered through CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. (CBSI), member FINRA/SIPC, a registered broker/dealer and investment advisor. CBSI is under contract with the financial institution to make securities available to members. Not NCUA/NCUSIF/FDIC Insured, May lose value, No Financial Institution Guarantee. Not a deposit of any financial institution. CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc., is a registered broker/dealer in all fifty states of the United States of America.

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12/31/2022

SEASON WRAP UP WITH THE TACOMA RAINIERS (10/6/2017)

What a fun inaugural season for Alaska USA and the Tacoma Rainiers! We had a blast connecting with our Washington neighbors at the All-Star game and hosting more than 135 members and partners at our Member Appreciation days. We hope our Tacoma members enjoyed the Alaska USA Scavenger Hunt—congratulations to everyone who figured out the clues and walked away with some great Rainiers gear!

Follow Alaska USA on Facebook and Twitter to keep current on Alaska USA community events and next season’s happenings around Cheney Stadium.

We’re super excited for 2018! Go Rainiers!

2018 ELECTION INFORMATION

The 2018 election will be carried out by mail ballot and will fill 2 three-year term positions on the Board of Directors. Ballots will be mailed to members in April 2018 and the election results will be announced at the 2018 Annual Meeting scheduled for June 13, 2018.

The Nominating Committee has nominated the following candidates for the offices indicated:

Board of Directors
2 three-year term positions:

Alexander, Bobby: Retired SGM, US Army. Currently serves as Chairman of the credit union’s Board of Directors and previously served on the Supervisory Committee for ten years. He also serves as Vice Chairman of Alaska USA Trust Company, Alaska USA Mortgage Company, and also as Vice President of the Alaska USA Foundation. Prior to joining Alaska USA, Alexander served two years as the Vice Chairman of the Credit Committee with USARAL Federal Credit Union on Ft Richardson, Alaska and two years as a board member with Barksdale Federal Credit Union in Louisiana. Alexander served with the US Army for over thirty years with eleven of those years as the US Army Finance and Accounting Sergeant Major. He has over thirty-two years experience in accounting, auditing, budgeting, and management and is a 40-year member of Alaska USA.

Kent Berthiaume: Alaska USA member since 1995. Member of the Board of Directors since 2016, and previously served on the Supervisory Committee for six years. Retired Military with 23 years of Comptrollership with experience in Finance, Accounting, Cost Analysis and Budgeting. Currently employed by Air Force Civil Service as a Resource Manager. Has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Wayland Baptist University.

Other members interested in becoming candidates can qualify by the petition method. Official petition forms must be used and will be available on November 1, 2017, at any Alaska USA branch or by calling (907) 786-2751. The signatures and account numbers of at least 500 members are required in order to qualify as a candidate by the petition method. Petitions must be returned to the credit union by December 2, 2017.