Board of Directors Election

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Board of Director Elections

The Family Trust Federal Credit Union volunteer Board of Directors is elected by members. This year, there are seven candidates for four seats. Voting will be held March 27 – April 26. Members unable to vote online may vote at any branch or submit the mail ballot they receive. Mail ballots must be received by April 25, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

Seven candidates for Board of Directors are running for four seats. Results will be announced at the annual meeting held at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 1, at the First Baptist Church in Rock Hill.

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The candidates for four seats are:


Deborah Broome

Mrs. Deborah Broome is currently the Senior Fiscal Analyst in the Winthrop University Office of the Associate Vice President for Finance and Business. She is responsible for the overall operations and post-award accounting for sponsored programs and research funding. Mrs. Broome has more than 18 years of budget and accounting experience. She has practiced her budgeting and accounting skills in higher education as well as local business environments. She currently serves on the Associate Board at Family Trust. Mrs. Broome has been a member for 35 years.


Chrissy Catoe

Mrs. Chrissy Catoe is currently the Director of Client Engagement for Anderson Hydra Platforms in York, SC. She has served on local initiatives and non-profit boards, including the Rock Hill Schools Education Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of York County. She was previously employed with Family Trust Federal Credit Union from 1999 to 2013. During this time, she served as a Teller, Marketing Manager, and eventually as the Vice President of Marketing, Community Relations, and Business Development. Mrs. Catoe has been a member of Family Trust for 25 years.


Debbie Garrick

Dr. Debbie Garrick is currently the AMI Administrator for the City of Rock Hill. Prior to this, she was Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations and Executive Director of the Winthrop Alumni Association. She has served as Board Chair for the Chrysalis Autism Center; a Deacon at Forest Hill Church; a member of Rock Hill Area York County Chamber of Commerce; a member of 1-77 Alliance board; a member of the American Public Power Association; and a member of the ChristmasVille Board. She currently serves on the Supervisory Committee for Family Trust. Dr. Garrick has been a member for 11 years.


Trina Ricks

Mrs. Trina Ricks is currently the owner of Drug Testing Made EZ LLC, a mobile drug screen testing service. She serves on the Rock Hill Education Foundation Board, ChristmasVille Board, Central City Optimist Club, and with Toys for Happiness. Mrs. Ricks has served on the Family Trust Board of Directors for 4 years and currently holds the position of Financial Officer. She also serves on the Asset and Liability Committee and the Technology Committee at Family Trust. Prior to her service as director, she served on the Supervisory Committee for Family Trust. Mrs. Ricks has been a member for 18 years.


John Rouda

Mr. John Rouda is currently the IT Director at INSP, LLC and a Computer Science Adjunct Professor at both York Technical College and Winthrop University. He has developed mobile apps for the Apple Appstore and Google Play Marketplace and has written three books. Mr. Rouda speaks on technology, entrepreneurship, and leadership at events and conferences and hosts a technical leadership podcast called A Geek Leader. He serves on the board of the Interface Cyber Security Conference. He currently serves on the Associate Board at Family Trust. Mr. Rouda has been a member for 11 years.


Brown Simpson

Mr. Brown Simpson, Jr. is currently the Parks & Recreation Director for the Town of Fort Mill. He has been a volunteer firefighter with the Oakdale Fire Department for 33 years. Mr. Simpson serves as the assigner/director for the District 9 Volleyball Officials and the Lancaster Softball District Officials for the SC High School League. He serves as Steering Committee Chair for the York County Sports Hall of Fame and attends Mount Holly United Methodist Church. He has served on the Family Trust board for 10 years and has held the position of Board Chairman since 2013. Mr. Simpson has been a member for 30 years.


Johnny Walker

Mr. Johnny Walker has been employed with IBM in Charlotte, NC for 34 years. In the last 12 years of his career, he has worked closely with the Federal Reserve and other financial institutions to implement IBM’s financial transaction software needed to run back-end checking and ACH processing systems. He has served as Chairman of the South Carolina Make-a-Wish Foundation for two years, volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America, and currently serves as an active member of the Bethesda Presbyterian Church Session. Mr. Walker has been a member of Family Trust for 18 years.

Vote Online

1. All members who receive an e-statement will be sent an email ballot.
2. Go to voting website.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen. Check the name of the four candidate(s) of your choice and click the “Submit” button. Your selection(s) will be displayed. You must click the “Confirm” button to register your vote. If you disconnect from the Internet before confirming your choice(s), your vote will not be registered. You will need to log in again to cast your vote.

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Vote by Mail

1. Please read candidate information and place an “X” in the box next to the four (4) candidates you want to vote for on the reverse side.
2. After you’ve made your selection(s), complete the voter identification information at bottom of ballot.
3. Remove the bottom section on back where indicated. Return mail is postage paid.
4. Ballot must be received by April 26 to be counted. Only complete ballots will be tabulated.
5. Results announced at the Annual Meeting on May 1, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Rock Hill.