News Releases | May 22, 2017

New Board Officers Elected at University Federal Credit Union

Austin, TEXAS, May 22, 2017 — University Federal Credit Union (UFCU) has elected a new slate of officers to lead its board of directors.

John A. Martin, of Houston, a member of the board for more than six years, was named the new chairman, succeeding two-year veteran Ellen E. Wood. Martin is vice president of the Houston business unit of Austin Commercial construction company.

Dr. D. Michael Harris, managing member of public accounting firm Harris Queza & Company and former professor of accounting at St. Edward’s University, was elected vice chair.

Laura J. Kilcrease was elected secretary. Kilcrease is a technology entrepreneur who recently was named CEO of Alberta Innovates Corp., an Alberta, Canada organization that provides government funding of research in the western Canadian province.

The board’s new treasurer is Cale McDowell, an attorney and partner at Jackson Walker LLP specializing in corporate and securities law.

Others serving on the board include Thomas J. Ardis, President, SUMMAWeb;  Dr. Leslie L. Blanke, Adjunct Professor of Economics, Concordia University;  Adriana R. Cruz, President, Greater San Marcos Partnership;  Dr. Maninder (Mini) Kahlon, Vice Dean for Strategy and Partnerships, Dell Medical School; Dr. David W. Niesel, Vice President and Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UTMB;  and Ellen E. Wood, President and CEO, vcfo.

About UFCU

UFCU, Central Texas’ largest locally-owned financial institution, was recently named the leading mortgage lender in Austin. With $2.6 billion in assets under management and over 223,000 Members in Central Texas and Galveston County, UFCU aspires to strengthen the financial health of its members and the broader community through a variety of contemporary products, services, and educational programs.  To learn more about UFCU, visit UFCU.org.​