News Releases | December 20, 2017

2018 Annual Meeting and Election of Directors

An election is scheduled in conjunction with University Federal Credit Union’s 2018 Annual Meeting for four places on the Board of Directors.

Chairman of the Board John A Martin appointed a Governance/Nominating Committee lead by Committee Chair David W Niesel, PhD. The committee nominated the following Members to serve as UFCU Directors: Linus N Akanoh, Jr, CIA, CISA, CRMA, CGMS, Laura J Kilcrease, Molly Beth Malcolm, EdD, LPC, and John A Martin. UFCU’s bylaws permit other nominations by petition if signed by 500 qualified Members and, together with a statement of qualifications and signed certificate stating the nominee is agreeable to such nomination and will serve if elected, is submitted to UFCU’s Senior Manager, Assurance Services by 5 PM Central Standard Time on February 1, 2018. The election will be conducted by mail ballot only if there exists one or more petition candidates. Bylaws do not allow nominations from the floor at the annual meeting when one or more candidates exist for each open position.

For more information about the election process, including how to obtain related documents, please contact the office of the Senior Manager, Assurance Services at (512) 467-8080 or (800) 252-8311 x22312.

Annual Membership Meeting

Monday, April 2, 2018 | 5:30 PM
UFCU Plaza Event Center | 8303 N MoPac Expy, Austin, TX​

Nominated to Fill Unexpired 3-Year Term to Expire 2019

Linus N Akanoh

Linus N Akanoh, Jr, CIA, CISA, CRMA, CGMS is a Strategic and Reputation Risk Senior Manager with Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory. He has more than ten years of diversified professional services experience in the areas of crisis management, finance transformation, and disaster recovery grants management. In his current role, he helps clients in the development and operationalization of strategies to achieve timely, cost effective, and compliant recovery from natural disaster and man-made crises. A skilled facilitator, Mr Akanoh helps client teams and executives tackle tough business challenges through immersive lab experiences such as Deloitte Business Chemistry and the Strategic Risk Lab. Mr Akanoh has worked as adjunct faculty at the Bill Munday School of Business at St Edward’s University. He currently serves as a member of the University’s Board of Trustees and is also a Social Venture Partner with Mission Capital.

Nominated to Fill 3-Year Term to Expire 2021

Laura J Kilcrease

Laura J Kilcrease is the CEO of Alberta Innovates, a corporation that drives innovation from discovery to deployment in the province of Alberta, Canada. Formerly, she was founder and managing director of Triton Ventures, LLC, a venture capital fund that invests in spinout and early-stage technology companies. With more than 25 years of hands-on experience in commercializing technology, Ms Kilcrease has a deep understanding of how to cultivate new opportunities to “grow businesses around businesses” as well as how to deconstruct and reconstruct business models to achieve significant results. An active member of the community, Ms Kilcrease has given her time and expertise to a number of nonprofit boards, including the Women’s Leadership Advisory Board of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, the Beyster Institute, World Congress for Information Technology 2006, the IC² Institute at The University of Texas at Austin™, the Austin Area Research Organization (AARO), and the Executive Committee of the Board of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, among others. She received her certification as a Chartered Management Accountant in the UK in 1980 and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin in 1992. Ms Kilcrease has been a UFCU Member since 2014.

Nominated to Fill 3-Year Term to Expire 2021

Molly Beth Malcom

Molly Beth Malcolm, EdD, LPC is Executive Vice President of Campus Operations and Public Affairs at Austin Community College. She is a member of the President's Cabinet and serves as a senior advisor and also oversees the Office of Equity and Inclusion, International Programs, and all campus safety and operations. Dr Malcolm serves as a key point of contact to business leaders, government officials, international organizations, educational leaders, the public, and the media. She earned her Doctor of Education degree in Educational Administration from The University of Texas at Austin. A Licensed Professional Counselor, she earned an undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University and a master’s degree from Texas A&M University-Texarkana. Throughout her career, Dr Malcolm has worked to improve public and higher education. She has assisted clients ranging from health providers to educational institutions with government relations, public policy, and community outreach. She has extensive political experience and a long history of civic involvement. Dr Malcolm has been the recipient of numerous awards recognizing her state and community commitment.

Nominated to Fill 3-Year Term to Expire 2021

John A Martin

John A Martin, is a veteran of the construction industry and Vice President of Austin Commercial, LP, managing the Houston Division Unit. Since graduating from Oklahoma State University with a BS degree in Construction Management, he has managed over $3 billion in construction projects, including the LBJ Presidential Library, the Texas State Capitol Dome Renovation, the Baylor Football Stadium, and over 40 projects on The University of Texas at Austin campus. He has received many prestigious awards recognizing his contributions for quality, safety, and leadership, including the Marvin M Black Partnering Award, top honors from the Associated General Constructors of America, and seven Platinum STEP Safety awards from The University of Texas System. He has also been recognized in Texas Monthly magazine’s “Best Company to Work For” list nine years in a row. Mr Martin has served on the UFCU Board since 2009, and currently serves as Chairman of the Board. He is an avid wing shooter and fly fisherman. He resides in Katy, Texas, with his wife of 28 years and their two daughters.