Annual Meeting 2019 + Listening Session

The Point West Annual Member Business Meeting is less than a month away!

For those interested, a Listening Session will take place after the meeting. You’ll have the opportunity to speak with our CEO and management team in an open discussion to voice your opinions and get answers to your questions.

Nominees for Board of Directors

As a member-owned cooperative, we’re proud to be governed by a board of dedicated volunteers directly elected by you, our loyal members. This year, we have three well-qualified nominees who have been vetted by our Board Nominations Committee, for the open board positions.

In accordance with our credit union bylaws, all nominees who are approved for election by the Nominations Committee, may be Elected by Acclamation at the Annual meeting, if there is only one nominee for each vacancy. Election by Acclamation is defined as an oral vote of approval taken without formal ballot. Per bylaws, no nominations shall be made from the floor at the Annual Meeting.

Peri Tharp | Nominee – Board of Directors

Peri Tharp currently serves as a Workers Compensation & Wellness Specialist at Metro, where she acts as liaison between injured workers and insurance adjusters. An innovative problem solver, Peri brings over 12 years of credit union industry experience to the table alongside a strong background in Human Resources Management, Safety & Workers Compensation and Accounting. Through excellent communication skills and a sensitivity to our diverse community, Peri understands what it means to develop meaningful, professional relationships within multi-cultural environments. She was appointed to the Point West Supervisory Committee in 2015, and served her first term as a board member starting in 2017. She has been a Point West member since 2013.

Peter Hand | Nominee – Board of Directors

Peter Hand has spent much of his career working on different financial problems in asset management for a multitude of organizations. Upon graduating from Princeton University with a BA in Economics and Politics, Peter consulted on several start-up businesses and projects before beginning a career at Aperio Group, LLC where he currently serves as it’s Director of Quantitative Strategies. In addition to his strong data analysis and asset management skills, Peter has traveled extensively, including teaching economics in Kazakhstan and volunteering as a technical assistant in Bosnia, Albania and Morocco. Peter has been a Point West member since 2018, and currently serves on the Point West Supervisory Committee.

Roberto Flores | Nominee – Board of Directors

Roberto Flores is a community advocate through and through. He has served on the Board of Directors at the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber for the past six years and has demonstrated a strong history of working in the civic and social organization industry. Roberto graduated from Portland State University with a Social Science degree focused in Sociology & Political Science and boasts skills in sales, health care reform, team building and insurance. Roberto currently serves as the VP Employee Benefits at HUB International where he helps NW employers turn benefit challenges into solutions. He brings a passion for serving the underserved and thoroughly understands and appreciates the responsibility that comes with it. Roberto has been a Point West member since 2018, and currently serves on the Point West Supervisory Committee.

Voting will occur in person at the Annual Meeting.

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