Join us for the 2022 Annual Meeting!

We invite you to participate and learn about our 2021 accomplishments and our vision.

When

  • 6:00 p.m. on April 12, 2022

Where

  • In-Person*
    OneAZ Credit Union
    Corporate Headquarters
    2355 W Pinnacle Peak Drive
    Phoenix, AZ 85027
  • Virtually*
    Coming Soon

*only members of OneAZ Credit Union are able to attend

Registration

Agenda

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Call to Order
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Approval of Minutes from 2021 Annual Meeting
  • Supervisory Committee Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Nominating Committee Report & Election Results
  • Old Business
  • New Business
  • President/CEO Report
  • Chair’s Report & Closing Remarks
  • Meeting Adjournment

Board of Directors Election

Your Vote Counts

Election February 1 – February 21, 2022

Introducing five candidates for the OneAZ Credit Union Board of Directors

As a OneAZ Credit Union member, you have a voice in who serves on your Board of Directors. Board members provide strategic direction, formulate policies and ensure financial soundness of the Credit Union.

This year, the Board has three open positions. We encourage you to read the biographies and personal statements of the five nominees and vote for the candidates you feel will benefit OneAZ. Each candidate’s statement is presented in their own words and has not been altered by anyone at OneAZ Credit Union.

All primary account holders over the age of 18 with an account in good standing opened at least 90 days before voting starts are eligible to vote. Voting takes place February 1–21, 2022.

Ray O’Connor (Incumbent)

Tempe, AZ Member 49 years Current Board Director Service 38 Years

Ray is currently Board Director at OneAZ and has previously served on the OneAZ Supervisory Committee. Ray formerly served as Controller at Arizona State Compensation Fund.

“Our credit union is an outstanding organization. My volunteerism included Board Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Chairman of the Supervisory Committee, and a member of several management committees. We must grow our business in a digital age and safeguard our members’ assets. My vision for our credit union is financial integrity, stability, and the best financial service. I want our members and their families to receive the lowest rates on loans, the highest rates on savings, state-of-the-art technology, and the highest level of personal service. My expertise is financial management. I received a BBA in accounting, an MBA in finance, and PhD level education at MIT. My community service includes volunteering for World Vision, charities of the Knights of Columbus and charities of the St. Vincent De Paul Societies. Thank you for your past support. I seek to continue to serve our members and I ask for your vote.”

Ed Sanchez

Phoenix, AZ Member 27 years

Ed currently serves as Chair of the Supervisory Committee at OneAZ. Ed is Chief Legislative & Governmental Affairs at the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

“I respectfully ask for your vote to serve on the OneAz Board of Directors.

I am honored to currently serve on the OneAz Supervisory Committee. This responsibility allows me to work directly with the OneAz executive team and the Board to ensure all members’ financial assets are protected. Your financial assets and needs are in good hands with OneAz and if elected, I will continue the strong member focused advocacy that is a priority with the board and management team.

At the Arizona Game and Fish Department, we are passionate about conserving and protecting wildlife and its habitat throughout Arizona. I will apply this same passion, experience and knowledge to ensure OneAz members have a voice on the Board and OneAz continues to be your reliable credit union to meet your real-life financial needs.

I ask for your support. Thank you, Ed.”

Shane Siren

Mesa, AZ Member 43 years Past Board Director Service 23 Years

Shane previously served on the OneAZ Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee. Shane formerly served as Marketing Consultant at Arizona State University.

“I offer my deepest gratitude for the honor of serving 23 years as a Director, including Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer. I’ve had the pleasure of helping members achieve their financial needs, goals, and dreams. I’m asking for your vote. I embrace OneAZ’s tradition of “people helping people” and I’m passionate about improving the lives of members, associates, and their communities. My marketing and financial management experience, spanning 30 years, is a great resource to help promote the most attractive loan and savings rates, innovative branch strategies, enhanced cybersecurity, and the latest digital technology. Whether online, mobile, or at a branch or ATM, I want you to enjoy an exceptional banking relationship with OneAZ. You have my steadfast commitment to our credit union’s rock-solid financial stability, superior member services, and integrity. I’m asking for your vote so I can continue helping OneAZ be your trusted banking partner. Thank you!”

Joseph C. Smith (Incumbent)

Litchfield Park, AZ Member 42 years Current Board Director Service 25 Years

Joseph is currently Board Director at OneAZ. Joseph formerly served as Director of the Department of Water Resources for the State of Arizona.

“Celebrating 70 years of service and $3 billion in assets, the Credit Union continues to grow in both membership and financial strength. Although we have grown over the past 70 years, our members still enjoy the personal attention that they receive. For your vote, I bring years of senior executive experience, both financial and managerial, and I believe in the Credit Union as a cooperative single source of low-cost financial services for our 150,000 members. The Board and the Management Team have recently adopted an exciting and aggressive strategic plan for 2022 that positions the Credit Union for even greater growth in both members and services, while maintaining absolute financial soundness. New branches are planned, and we continue to pursue next generation digital banking, an expanded commercial lending program, and support to the communities we serve through the OneAZ Community Foundation. Thank you for your continued support.”

Ryan Williams (Incumbent)

Tucson, AZ Member 9 years Current Board Director Service 3 Years

Ryan is currently Board Treasurer at OneAZ. Ryan is a Principal in international finance at Oxera Consulting.

“It has been an honor to serve in a board role for OneAZ and its members since 2017, and I would appreciate your vote in order to continue serving you on the board of directors. It has been a wonderful experience experiencing how our credit union affects members and our communities across the state of Arizona, and I believe that the best is ahead of us. In addition to my 9 years of experience as a Finance professor at the University of Arizona (PhD in Finance) and my international financial consulting experience with Oxera, I worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Khafra Engineering (BS in Accounting and Computer Science). In short, I have experience in finance, IT, and audit/accounting, in addition to a record of community service. The combination of these experiences will help me better serve you, the members, as we navigate a changing macroeconomic, regulatory and cybersecurity environment.”