VFCU elects new board

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Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:11am -- tim
VFCU New Board of Directors

On Tuesday, May 2, 2017 over 200 members joined Vermont Federal Credit Union leadership and staff at the DoubleTree in South Burlington to elect the Board of Directors. The meeting began with an Italian buffet and a special presentation on emotional intelligence from guest speaker, David Caruso, PhD, followed by remarks from President and CEO of the Credit Union, Jean Giard and Board Chair, Douglas Fisher. Upon membership voting at the 64th Annual Meeting, incumbent Lisa Rees and newly elected Will Voigt joined the Credit Union’s Board of Directors for three year terms.

Lisa Rees currently works for the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as a leadership coach specializing in emotional intelligence and appreciative inquiry. Lisa has worked for the USCIS since 1987 which was also when she became a member of Vermont Federal Credit Union. Lisa is a Board Member of the Vermont Federal Executive Association, where she works with executives from 34 federal agencies and is an active member of the Colchester-Milton Rotary. Lisa received her Associates in Accounting and Bachelors in Management from Champlain College, and her Master’s in Public Administration from Norwich University. Lisa lives in Milton with her husband, Grant, and their super spoiled dog, Belle.

Will Voigt is the Senior Accountant at DW Voigt CPA P.C., a tax and consulting firm located in South Burlington. Will began his career with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) working in budget and finance and was the special assistant to the Chief Financial Officer of USCIS before leaving to work in the family owned business of D.W. Voigt CPA P.C. Will holds a business degree with a focus in accounting from Champlain College and is currently preparing to sit for The Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination. He lives in Essex, Vermont with his wife, Jenna, their son, Oliver and their crazy golden retriever, Tony.

Vermont Federal is a $490 million-plus financial institution, with six locations currently serving over 36,000 members. Members are part of a cooperative, meaning they share ownership in the Credit Union and elect a volunteer board of directors. Vermont Federal Credit Union provides membership to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Chittenden, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Franklin, Washington, or Addison Counties in Vermont. Vermont Federal Credit Union is committed to providing support to the communities it serves and to make a decided difference in the lives of its members and other Vermonters. For more information about Vermont Federal Credit Union, call (888) 252-0202, visit www.vermontfederal.org (link is external), or find us on Facebook.

Back row (left to right): Megan Manahan Bliss, Frank Broughton, Douglas Fisher, Lisa Rees. Front Row: Suzanne Lynn, Joseph Finnigan, Will Voigt