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Board Elections

Board Volunteer News

At the Annual Meeting on March 5, 2016, Virginia Credit Union members elected Neila L. Gunter, Paul D. Thompson and Margaret E. White to four-year terms on the volunteer Board of Directors. 

Neila Gunter is CEO and management consultant with Enterprise Excellence and retired from the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services as Senior Human Resources Director. Marge White is Deputy Director of the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth, as well as a Grants Specialist, Office of the Governor. Paul Thompson is President of RGA, LLC, transportation and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) equipment sales and engineering.

VACU member John T. (J.T.) Grier, CFA is now serving as an Associate Director, appointed by the Board for a one-year term. He is employed by the Virginia Retirement System as Director of Internal Equity.

Board Elections

Board Nominees

The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following nominees for three expiring positions on your Virginia Credit Union Board of Directors. These candidates, for four-year terms, will be presented and voted on by members at the Annual Meeting on March 18, 2017. In order to allow for proper evaluation of candidates, no nominations from the floor will be accepted at the Annual Meeting.

See the Annual Meeting details on our Events page.

Kenneth E. Ampy

VACU Member Since: 1990

Credit Union/Related Experience: Appointed in 2016 to the VACU Board of Directors as Associate Director. Serves on many regional and statewide boards, including four gubernatorial appointments to educational institutions and councils.

Employment: Co-founder and CEO of Astyra Corporation. Previous positions in application development, project management and programming with Capital One, Dominion Power and the Virginia Employment Commission.

Education: Old Dominion University, B.S. in Computer Science. Graduate of executive education programs at Northwestern University and Dartmouth University.

John Thomas “JT” Grier

VACU Member Since: 2001

Credit Union/Related Experience: Appointed in 2015 to the VACU Board of Directors as Associate Director. Serves as trustee of the VCU Foundation, a trustee and past chair of the CFA Institute Research Foundation and other board service.

Employment: Managing Director of Internal Asset Management for the Virginia Retirement System. Previous service as Investment Officer with SunTrust Securities Corporation.

Education: James Madison University, B.S. in Economics; Virginia Commonwealth University, M.A. in Financial Economics; CFA Institute, Chartered Financial Analyst.

Eric B. Tolbert

VACU Member Since: 2012

Credit Union/Related Experience: 3 years on the VACU Board of Directors as Director. Currently Vice Chairman of the Board.

Employment: Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Hoover & Strong, Inc. Previous positions include Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Massey Energy Company and Staff Accountant at Arthur Anderson & Company.

Education: University of Richmond, B.S. in Business Administration. Virginia Commonwealth University, Master’s in Business Administration, Concentration in Finance. Certified Public Accountant (CPA).