Your 2022 Board Candidates

Board of Director Elections

This year, three board positions are open, each serving a 3-year term. A call for nominations was posted in the Winter & Spring 2022 Member Newsletters with an application deadline of May 20, 2022. The following members have submitted their applications to serve on the board. No nominations will be accepted from the floor. View the full Notice of Elections document.

Members may vote in one of three ways:

Members ages 16 and older with accounts in good standing are eligible to cast their votes. One vote per member.

  1. By voting online through It’sMe247. Voting shall be available from 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 20, 2022 through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 15, 2022.
  2. By requesting an absentee ballot from the Credit Union beginning, Monday, June 20, 2022. The request may be made by calling Monna Ohlfest at (641) 732-2836 or by email at monnao@members1st.com.  Members will receive only one ballot.  In order for the vote to count, the absentee ballot must be postmarked no later than July 15, 2022.  Absentee ballots must be sealed in an official envelope and signed by the member.
  3. In person. Members are invited to vote prior to the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 between 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Meet Your 2022 Board of Directors Candidates:

Ronda Kelley

Ronda Kelley

Ronda Kelley is a Teen Programming Librarian at the Ericson Public Library in Boone, where she has worked for the last 9 years. She holds a degree from Durham College in Ontario, Canada. She cites MEMBERS1st’s consistently high level of caring, personal service as the center of her own member experience. Ronda believes her own customer service and communications background will benefit the board’s perspective and decision-making processes. “I truly enjoy the family feeling of the credit union. Knowing they truly care about the community and serving members’ needs makes me proud to be part of such an outstanding organization!”

In her free time, Ronda has volunteered at many church and community programs. She has also served as a MEMBERS1st Associate Board Member for two years.

Jack Evans

Jack Evans

Jack Evans is a Mechanical Engineering and concurrent MBA student at Iowa State University, where he is also employed as a lab technician. A MEMBERS1st member for 22 years, Jack believes that serving as a board member would be a great way to learn more about the credit union and its relationships with community partners, in addition to exploring how the entire field of membership can be served. Jack says, “I would enjoy getting to develop and vote on new ideas to benefit the credit union and its members.”

Jack is a member of the Iowa State University Varsity Marching Band, where he was captain of the sousaphone section for two years. He is also a member of Tau Beta Sigma, a service-focused band organization. Jack is also a product engineer at Varsity Music, a startup he cofounded that creates innovative accessories for musicians. Jack has also served as a MEMBERS1st Associate Board Member for one year.

Jon Núñez

Jon Nunez

Jon Núñez is the Director of Programming and Operations at Iowa Valley Community College District, where he has been employed for 15 years.

In addition to previous community board and committee positions (including the Marshalltown Business-Education Alliance), Núñez currently serves as Board President for the Marshall County Izaak Walton League and as Secretary-Treasurer for the Community YMCA-YWCA Board of Directors. He is also a fluent Spanish speaker.

When asked why he would like to serve on the MEMBERS1st board, Jon said, “I feel like I am very familiar with the diverse needs of the communities this credit union serves, especially the needs of underrepresented populations.” He also cites his experience in personnel management, meeting facilitation, and contract negotiation as strengths for his candidacy.