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Gesa's Vision and Mission


Members choose Gesa as their trusted lifelong financial partner.


Gesa Credit Union’s mission is to help members prosper by providing access to a broad range of valued and cost effective financial products and services.

  1. Members have convenient access to a comprehensive and progressive range of financial products and services throughout their life.
  2. Members receive overall rates and fees competitive with other financial institutions.
  3. Members trust that Gesa provides honest advice in their best financial interest, confidentiality, accurate transactions and information, all while safeguarding their information and financial assets.
  4. We offer convenient and innovative access to relevant financial education for our members, their children and our community to promote financial literacy and long-term financial wellness.
  5. Members' service experience is remarkable as a result of an engaged workforce that is invested in the success of the Credit Union.

Core Values

Great Member Relations—We provide remarkable service by exceeding member expectations, being the member’s advocate, anticipating member needs and providing the member with relevant financial education.

Effective Organizational Culture—We value staff and treat them well. We hold employees personally accountable. We encourage open communication and innovation throughout the organization.

Leadership Integrity—Our leaders take responsibility and are held accountable. They are accessible and lead by example. They uphold a high level of ethics and integrity.

Sound Financial Management—Risk is controlled and operations are managed in a safe, sound and efficient manner.

Responsible Community Partner—We are a dedicated community partner. We have a positive economic impact on the regions in which we operate, and consider the consequences of our decisions on all the communities we serve. We work closely with charitable organizations whose missions align with ours. We incorporate environmental sustainability into everyday business practices and decisions.

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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of members elected by the membership at the Annual Meeting. The Board meets monthly to review the performance of the Credit Union and set Credit Union Board policy.

  • Bob Follett, Chairperson
    Gesa Member Since 1984
    Elected to the Board in 2000
    Volunteer since 1993

  • Bill Melberg, Vice Chairperson
    Gesa Member Since 1980
    Elected to the Board in 1993
    Volunteer since 1987

  • Martin Valadez Torres, Secretary
    Gesa Member Since 2010
    Elected to the Board in 2012
    Volunteer since 2012

  • Gregg Andrews, Director
    Gesa Member Since 1980
    Elected to the Board in 2008
    Volunteer since 1996

  • Manuel Chavallo, Director
    Gesa Member Since 1992
    Elected to the Board in 2008
    Volunteer since 2008

  • Paul Korstad, Director
    Gesa Member Since 1975
    Elected to the Board in 1998
    Volunteer since 1986

  • Bill Roberts, Jr., Director
    Gesa Member Since 1968
    Elected to the Board in 1989
    Volunteer since 1983

  • Peter Smith, Director
    Gesa Member Since 1984
    Elected to the Board in 2009
    Volunteer since 2001

  • Iris Anderson, Director
    Gesa Member Since 1992
    Appointed as Director in 2008
    Volunteer since 1997

  • Bob Schumacher, Board Emeritus
    Gesa Member Since 2006
    Appointed as Board Emeritus in 2015
    Volunteer since 2015

  • Brett Spooner, Board Associate
    Gesa Member Since 2010
    Appointed as Board Associate in 2015
    Volunteer since 2015

Supervisory Committee

The Supervisory Committee is elected by the membership at the Annual Meeting. An outside audit firm conducts an annual opinion audit at the request of the Supervisory Committee which also oversees internal audit functions to ensure proper internal controls are in place and policies are adhered to.

It is the responsibility of the Supervisory Committee of Gesa Credit Union to monitor the financial safety and soundness of the credit union and to oversee compliance with various financial and regulatory requirements.

The internal auditors meet with the Supervisory Committee monthly to review internal audit reports, financial statement trends, information protection status, potential fraud issues, risk assessments and internal control practices. The Committee also closely monitors the results of the regular state examination.

Committee Members

  • Kevin Sullivan, Chairperson
  • Kelsey Pate, Vice Chair
  • Kyle Kraemer, Secretary
  • Kara Rohrig, Committee Member
  • Bob Hamm, Committee Member

For issues or concerns you are not able to resolve with management, please use the link below to contact the Committee.

Contact the Supervisory Committee

Annual Report Archive

An archive of recent Gesa Credit Union Annual Reports

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