Meet the 2014 Board Candidates

This year, there are seven individuals running for a total of five available positions on the Board. Their role includes giving strategic direction and formulating responsible policies and procedures. They also have fiduciary responsibility to ensure the Credit Union is financially safe and sound.

Voting Rules

  • A member must have joined the Credit Union on or before December 25, 2013, in order to be eligible to vote.
  • Nominations from the floor or write-in votes will not be accepted.
  • One vote per member and one vote per share account.
  • Members under 18 years of age are not eligible to vote.
  • You may vote for up to five candidates. Voting for more than five will invalidate your ballot.
  • Please bring a picture I.D. in order to vote at this meeting.

Incumbents

George White

George J. White   Chairman, Director since 1999
Manager of the President's House, Harvard University

As current Chairman and a dedicated board Director for the past 15 years, I wish to continue serving our membership. We are member-owners of a not-for-profit cooperative financial institution that puts people first, and this is what makes us unique and exceptional in the world of financial services. The skills I bring to the Board include: a strong vision for financial education across the Harvard Community; strategic planning; a deep understanding of the University administration; and dedication to diversity, fiscal responsibility, and member engagement. It is my privilege to serve the ever-growing membership with my experience and thorough understanding of current community issues and concerns. Thank you.

 

John Lichten

John H. Lichten   Treasurer, Director since 1992
Retired, Formerly Executive Director of PEPFAR, HSPH

It has been a privilege to serve as current Treasurer and past Chair of the Board. I have worked to ensure that our Credit Union offers the best, broadest range of services possible, at the most favorable rates for our members. I am excited about the opportunity to continue, on behalf of our membership, to use my 30+ years of financial/administrative experience (Executive Dean of HSPH) and 21 years as a Board member to help our Credit Union continue to grow and remain strong.

 

Edward Doctoroff

Edward B. Doctoroff   Director since 1979
Retired, Formerly Head of Administrative Services, Widener Library, Harvard University

I have served on the Board of Directors for the past 35 years and hope to continue so that I can make certain that all our members receive the best possible customer service and that our credit union continues to thrive. I believe that my financial, accounting, and public service experience will allow that to occur.

 

Stephen King

Stephen J. King   Director since 2011
Community Manager of Identity and Access Management Program, HUIT

I am proud to serve our diverse and thriving community of staff, students and alumni as a HUECU board member. My job is serving you by ensuring the HUECU provides the goods, services, and value that meet your financial needs in an environment that is secure, trustworthy, and transparent. My engagement with the University community and knowledge of Information Technology, Compliance, Finance and Network Services, provides me with the capacity to serve you with energy and skillfulness. Please reelect me so that I can continue to represent your needs and interest in this dynamic and innovative organization. As your representatives, we take our fiduciary responsibilities most seriously, while also helping to guide the Credit Union in its strategic plan towards 2020. Thank you.

 

Candidates

Karrie Ford

Karrie A. Ford
Manager of Finance and Administration at Harvard University’s Office of Finance and Administration

I would like to join the Credit Union Board in order to promote the concepts of member-ownership, fiscal responsibility, and community involvement. I have made a career at Harvard University within Financial Administration, and feel this opportunity would allow me to utilize my experience gained over the past 13 years in order to help HUECU continue to provide top-notch financial services to both existing and future members.

 

Jason Luke

Jason Luke
Associate Director for Custodial and Support Services at Harvard Campus Services

I feel very privileged to have enjoyed the benefits of HUECU during my 20 years of employment a Harvard. I have always been extremely pleased and impressed with HUECU’s high level of service and terrific products. If elected, I would work towards helping those in the Harvard community who are not fully utilizing HUECU aware of the many benefits. I believe that my experience at Harvard and my relationships to the many people and constituencies of the Harvard community make me well suited for this position.

 

Walter Pizzano

Walter Pizzano
Director of Risk Strategy and Insurance at Harvard University

With a practical, customer-focused approach to my University work, I feel that I can make an immediate contribution to the Board of Directors and overall HUECU governance in improving transparency especially in the areas of risk management and compliance. I see my prior experience, garnered from Boston University’s Program on Financial Planning program and while working at other local financial institutions such as John Hancock Life Insurance and Fidelity Investments, as instilling in me an appreciation for customer’s basic financial management needs that I will vigorously represent if elected to the Board.