Each year credit union members elect volunteers from among the membership to serve on the Board of Directors. This year two positions are open for terms of three years. If there are no more nominees than positions available, ballots will not be sent out and there will be no nominations from the floor. The nominees will be declared elected by consent at the Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, May 15, 2021. If we have more nominees than open positions, an election will be conducted by ballot to all members of voting age according to our bylaws (16 years of age and over).
Other members interested in running for election may do so by submitting a petition signed by 243 credit union members. (This number equals 1% of our membership as of November 30, 2020.*)
Petitions must include signatures and account numbers for membership verification. Petitions submitted must also include a brief biographical statement of qualifications, including the petitioner’s affiliation with NRL Federal Credit Union (and/or other credit unions), a statement from the petitioner of willingness to serve if elected, and career highlights. Petitions must be submitted no later than March 31, 2021.
Important 2021 Election Deadlines
Monday, March 1, 2021
Nominees announced and petitions requested
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Nomination by petition closes
Saturday, April 10, 2021
All nominees by committee and petition (posted in CU offices)
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Monday, May 10, 2021
Saturday, May 15, 2021 10:00am
Via Video Conference Call
Election results announced
*11/30/2020 membership = 24,308
Candidates for Board of Directors
Joseph Bucaro, Ph.D. (incumbent) – Since 2007, Dr. Bucaro has been a research physicist with EXCET, Inc. at NRL. For the prior 30 years, he led and managed the Physical Acoustics Branch carrying out scientific programs across a broad spectrum of areas in fiber optics, acoustics, sensors, and nanotechnology. In his career at the Naval Research Laboratory, he received several awards, published over 200 scientific articles, presented over 100 talks at scientific conferences, and received 20 U.S. Patents. Dr. Bucaro also participated in the management of the International Country Club in Chantilly, Virginia. He is currently a member of the Asset Liability Management Committee.
Suleyman Guleyupoglu, Ph.D. (incumbent) – Dr. Guleyupoglu has been a member of the Credit Union since 1998 when he started supporting research and technology efforts at the NRL Information Technology Division. His recent research focus has been on the facilitation of unclassified information sharing for humanitarian assistance. Dr. Guleyupoglu received his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in engineering mechanics from the University of Alabama and holds an MBA degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. He currently serves as the Secretary and is a member of the Governance and Technology Committees.