Candidates for 2019 Board of Directors Election

Four three-year terms on the Gulf Winds Board of Directors will be filled this year. Each nominee must meet certain qualifications, be a member in good standing, and be at least 18 years of age. An appointed nominating committee has selected the following four qualified candidates for the vacancies:

Chris Brooks

Chris Brooks (3-year Term)

I respectfully request your vote for Director of Gulf Winds Credit Union. I have been a strong supporter of the Credit Union Movement for the past 47 years as a member, credit union employee and executive, and as a member of our Board of Directors. I have been a member of our credit union since September 1959. In addition, I have been both a borrower and a saver; thus, I realize how important it is to provide the very best in financial services to the communities we serve.

I retired from our credit union as the President and CEO on January 1, 1998. I feel this leadership experience qualifies me to continue to represent you on the Gulf Winds’ Board of Directors. It is extremely important that we continue to operate our credit union in a safe and sound manner, and I stand ready to help accomplish this goal.

I want to thank you in advance for your vote. If I can help you with any questions about our credit union, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Arthur “Larry” Maltby

Arthur “Larry” Maltby (3-Year Term)

I have been a member volunteer of the credit union movement for over 33 years. My first volunteer position was as a Loan Officer for the Baton Rouge City-Parish Employees Federal Credit Union in Baton Rouge, LA. I then served two years as Chair of the Supervisory Committee before moving to Pensacola in 1984.

I joined the former Escambia County Employees Credit Union and was first elected to the Board of Directors in 1987. I served multiple terms as Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary. With the merger of ECECU and Gulf Winds, I continued as a Director of Gulf Winds. I have participated in numerous national and regional volunteer training and development opportunities so that I am able to serve the credit union members from a position of knowledge and information to make informed decisions.

I seek your support and vote to allow me to continue to serve you, the member, as your Secretary. I am committed to the financial well-being of Gulf Winds and the continued friendly and courteous service our credit union offers.

R.L. “Ozzie” Oswald, Sr. (3-Year Term)
For the past 55 years, I have had the privilege of serving you, the membership of Gulf Winds Credit Union. During these times of economic uncertainty, I feel the experience gained over these five decades of work will help our credit union continue to be one of the best throughout the communities we serve, as well as the State of Florida.

I desire to continue to work with our management and staff to provide you with the ultimate in services. Please take this as a personal thanks for all the years we have enjoyed together and thanks in advance for your continued support.

Jack L. Williams

Jack L. Williams (3-Year Term)
First, I would like to thank all of you for your support during my previous years of service to Gulf Winds Credit Union. For the past 38 years the credit union has been a part of my life, and for the last 14 years, I have served as
your Treasurer.

I have worked to assure that the credit union utilizes the best practices available to meet the needs of our most valuable assets, our members. Please renew your confidence in my abilities by re-electing me to serve for another term at our credit union.