Notice of Annual Meeting and Election of Directors

The New England Federal Credit Union 2018 Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm, at the Credit Union’s headquarters, 141 Harvest Lane, Williston, VT. All members are encouraged to attend.

Three Directors will be elected this year. A Nominating Committee has been appointed as per by-laws and has submitted the following candidates: Kathleen S. Emery-Ginn, Evan Langfeldt, and Michael Nix.

Any member, age 18 or older, is eligible for election to the Board of Directors.

Questions regarding the election process should be directed to Sue Francis, Internal Auditor, at 802.764.6528, or to any Board Member.

Members are advised that the by-laws stipulate the following:

  1. Any member may place his/her name in nomination, exclusive of the nominating committee, by written petition of at least 500 members along with a signed statement that he/she will serve if elected. In addition, the member must submit a brief statement of qualifications and biographical data with the petition. Such petitions must be received by the Secretary no later than 5:00 pm, February 12, 2018.
  2. Should the number of candidates equal the number of open positions on the Board, the election will not be conducted by ballot and nominations will not be held from the floor atthe Annual Meeting.

Meg H. O’Donnell
Secretary, Board of Directors


Board Nominee Bios

Kathleen S. Emery-Ginn is currently the Chair of the University of Vermont Medical Center Board of Trustees, the Vice Chair of the boards at the University of Vermont Health Network, and NEFCU. She is also the Treasurer at Trinity Episcopal Church in Shelburne. She retired from her job as an IBM Vice President in January 2011. She began at IBM in 1982 as a DRAM circuit designer and had many varied roles throughout her career, primarily in development, but also in manufacturing and business. She managed silicon technology development and systems development for nine years. She managed the PowerPC microprocessor business unit for six years, where she expanded PowerPC from IT and networking applications into gaming and consumer segments. In this role, she worked closely with clients such as Apple, Nintendo and Sony. She managed a corporate strategy team where she had the opportunity to work with the IBM CEO and his staff on technology strategy decisions.

Evan Langfeldt is the CEO of O’Brien Brothers Agency, a real estate development and property management firm that has been developing and managing commercial and residential properties throughout Chittenden County for nearly sixty years. Prior to O’Brien Brothers, Evan spent eight years at ReArch Company, a commercial real estate development and construction company where he was Vice President of Development. Prior to that, he was the Director of Operations of Meridian Development Group developing luxury resort properties at Mammoth Mountain and Northstar-at-Tahoe in California. A Vermont native and graduate of Hamilton College, Evan currently resides in Charlotte with his wife and daughter.

Michael Nix has been employed since 1989 at The University of Vermont Medical Center (formerly Fletcher Allen Health Care) which is the medical center hub of the University of Vermont Health Network, spanning Vermont and Northern New York facilities. His role is currently Director of Analytics in the Jeffords Institute for Quality. Mr. Nix has also taught at the college level since 1985, first at Trinity College of Vermont and subsequently at Champlain College since 2001. His areas of academic discipline include Finance, Economics, General Business and Financial/Economic Modeling. He served on the Vermont Healthcare Credit Union Board 1991-1996, prior to its merger with NEFCU, and has served as a NEFCU Board member since 1997. He currently serves as Chair of the Finance Committee, is the current Board Treasurer, is a NEFCU Pension Fund Trustee, as well as being a member of the NEFCU Charitable Giving Advisory Council.