Birdsall is the Imperial County agricultural commissioner and is also the director of the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District. He has served on GAFCU's board of directors since 1999. He has a degree in agricultural biology from Cal Poly, Pomona. He promises to "continue (to) support and encourage lower loan rates and higher interest rates (on savings) while maintaining high quality member service."
Moreno is employed as a certified public accountant with the Hutchinson and Bloodgood firm in El Centro. He has served on the GAFCU board of directors for 18 years and in his last term served as secretary/treasurer as well as a member of the supervisory committee. His goal is "to have the credit union continue to provide its members with the best possible financial products in the Imperial Valley" as well as providing the latest technologies to the credit union so that better service is provided to the members.
Charles (Chuck) Jernigan retired from the board of directors after serving nine years. He has held the chairman and secretary/treasurer offices and was involved in many board committees.
"On behalf of Government Agencies Federal Credit Union I would like to thank Mr. Jernigan for his hard work and dedication," said George Kirschner, GAFCU president/chief executive officer. "I would also like to wish him well on all his future endeavors."
During this meeting, Dennis James, board of directors' chairman for 2001, announced the credit union's new vision to lower loan rates, increase savings rates and to reduce fees. Annual reports for 2001 were also distributed during the meeting and are available at any of the seven branch offices.
After the meeting, the credit union board met to elect new officers. Moreno was named chairman of the board. James will serve as vice chairman and Birdsall will fill the secretary/treasurer position.
Government Agencies Federal Credit Union serves the financial needs of over 34,000 members with branches in El Centro, Brawley, Calexico, Imperial, Holtville, Calipatria and Salton City.