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Credit Union Leadership

Gulf Winds is led by a volunteer Board of Directors that selflessly give their time and talent to ensure the credit union is safe, sound and secure.

The Board of Directors, elected by the general membership, appoints two important volunteer committees, the Supervisory Committee and the Enterprise Risk Management Committee. The Board also hires an Executive Team, composed of the President/CEO and others, who manage the daily activities of the credit union.

We are proud to have leaders that believe in the genuine, personal way credit unions do business.

The following individuals serve as members of Gulf Winds Board of Directors:

  • Chris Rutledge, President and CEO
  • R.L. “Ozzie” Oswald, Chairman
  • Fred Houston, 1st Vice Chairman
  • Gerald Eady, 2nd Vice Chairman
  • Jack Williams, Treasurer
  • A. Larry Maltby, Secretary
  • Bill Fritchman, Director
  • Shelly Fountain, Director
  • Chris Brooks, Board Emeritus (non-voting member)
  • Nelson Whaley, Board Emeritus (non-voting member)

The following individuals serve as members of the Gulf Winds Supervisory Committee:

  • Eric Haines
  • Mark Ivester
  • Donna Luebbers
  • Sherry Shipp Smith

The following individuals serve as members of Gulf Winds Enterprise Risk Management Committee:

  • Stephanie Chase
  • Claudette Cromartie
  • DeDe Flounlacker
  • Bill Fritchman
  • Gary "Bubba" Peters, Jr. 
  • Chris Rutledge

  • Chris Rutledge, President and CEO
  • Ashley Jansky, Executive Vice President of Member Experience
  • Dale Johnson, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Performance
  • Kurt Stenerson, Executive Vice President of Digital Innovation