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Grossmont Schools Federal Credit Union

2013 Board Elections Vote

Election time is Here!

As a Member/Owner of Grossmont Schools Federal Credit Union, you have the privilege to vote for your Board of Directors.   The Credit Union’s Board of Directors is comprised of five (5) individuals who volunteer their time and talent.   Six (6) candidates are currently running for two (2) seats on the Board.  We encourage you to exercise your right to vote as you wish to be represented. Ballots were mailed to all members January 11th, 2013.  If you did not receive or have misplaced your ballot please call Carla Trevino at
619-873-0101 or send her an e-mail at and ask for a ballot package to be mailed to you.

Annual Meeting of the Membership

Announcement of the 2013 elections will be held at the Annual Meeting of the Membership of GSFCU on Tuesday, February 19th at 5:15 pm at the credit union.  All members are invited to attend.

2013 Board of Directors Election Nominees

 Printed version of Candidate Statements

Scott Alevy

Scott Alevy

Scott is the son of a teacher and a pioneering credit union executive who was honored with the Leo Shapiro Award for his lifetime contributions to credit unions. Scott has served our community for the past two years as President and CEO of the East County Chamber of Commerce and has established a regional reputation for business and education advocacy and community outreach. Scott's deep and valuable business and marketing background will bring a unique perspective to the GSFCU board. He has served successfully in leadership positions in business and charitable organizations throughout San Diego County.

"I understand the valuable partnership between education and business, and will help our credit union grow in this challenging economic environment."

Ron Blazovik

 Ron Blazovic

I have had the honor to serve on the Board of Directors of GSFCU since 1998. This past decade has been one of significant developments. These include the acquisition of our present branch facility, expansion of our products and services and the ongoing commitment to provide the highest level of service to our members. I began teaching in the Grossmont Union High School District in September 1965, was named Director of Special Education in 1969 and served in that position until my retirement in June 1999. I currently serve in the District's Special Education programs on a part-time basis, assisting in student meetings and individual education plans.

"It would be an honor to be re-elected for another two-year term on the Board of Directors of Grossmont Schools Federal Credit Union and continue to represent all of our member-owners."

Kurt Brauer

Kurt Brauer

Kurt has been employed by the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District for thirty-five years where he currently holds the position of Grounds & Building Maintenance Supervisor. Kurt served the California School Employees Association Chapter 707 as president from 1998-2004 and was honored to be named the district's "Employee of the Year" in 2004. Kurt graduated from Granite Hills and Grossmont College and is a 2004 graduate of the East County Chamber of Commerce Leadership program. He actively serves as a member and first responder for the District's Emergency Operation Center and is a member of "The Project" with the El Cajon Police Department.

"It is my true desire to be elected as a Director of the Credit Union and I promise to represent all of my colleagues and members with enthusiasm and endless energy."

Ezequiel Cardenas

 Ezequiel Cardenas

I have been a resident of the East County area since 1959 and a member of GSFCU since 1975. I have taught at San Diego State University, University of San Diego and Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges. As an instructor at GCCCD, I have also served as the chair of several departments and on a variety of committees. My background has provided me with the experience to serve as an effective and well-informed Board member. My most important qualification, however, is my desire to continue to serve as a credit union volunteer and give back to an organization that has serviced my family and me well.

"It has been a privilege to serve as a Director the past two years and I am eager to have the opportunity to continue for another two year term."

Chris Newcomb

Chris Newcomb

Chris graduated from the Naval Academy and his career as a nuclear Submarine Officer brought him to San Diego in 1992. He has a MBA from Chapman University and an MS in Systems Engineering Management from the Naval Postgraduate School. Chris' marriage to Darlene, a teacher in Alpine, brought him to the East County. He was appointed to the Alpine Union School Board in 2009 and has introduced his proactive ideas regarding the fiscal crises our educational system is facing, including the founding of the Alpine Education Foundation (AEF), where he currently serves as the Vice President & Fundraising Chairman.

"I hope to bring my proactive energy to our incredible credit union. Specifically, I would like to use my systems engineering experience to aid us in keeping pace with technology." 

Will Pines

Will Pines

A resident of East County since 2001, Will Pines has been employed by Grossmont College since January 2002 as the Alternate Media/Assistive Computer Technology Specialist, ensuring universal access for instructional media. He has recently been re-elected as the California School Employees Association (CSEA) (Classified Union) Executive Board Chapter 707 Treasurer and negotiations team member. He has served and continues to represent CSEA on several shared governance committees including Benefits and Planning & Resources Council. Will volunteers as a staff activity leader by participating in road biking trips and hiking local mountain trails.

"As an active credit union member, I have the ability and strong desire to effectively represent my colleagues as your elected member of the Board of Directors."



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