2023 Election information
The 2023 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 2023 and the election results will be announced at the 2023 Annual Meeting scheduled for June 7, 2023.
The Nominating Committee has nominated the following candidates for the offices indicated:
Board of Directors – 3 three-year term positions:
Visit alaskausa.org/annual-meeting for details.
Lee, Ron: Retired US Air Force (Accounting and Finance). Member of Alaska USA since 1992. Resource Manager for the PACAF Regional Support Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson with 40 years’ 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.
Hawley, Rich: Retired US Army (Finance and Accounting Officer). Member of Alaska USA since 1990. Has served on the Board of Directors since 2018 and 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 US 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 US Army Finance and Accounting Center.
Turner, RaeDene: Retired, with over 32 years’ Civil Service experience working for the US Air Force in Finance & Budget career fields. Worked in the banking industry for 10 years prior to Civil Service. Held numerous positions including internal bank auditing. Member of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union since 1995. Member of Member of the Board of Directors since 2019 and served on the Supervisory Committee from 2016-2019. Bachelor’s Degree in Business 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, 2022, 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, 2022.