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2019 Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Election

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Annual Meeting

Each year, Signal Financial Federal Credit Union (Signal Financial) holds an Annual Meeting in accordance with our bylaws in order to update members on the status and health of their credit union, review old and address new business items, and announce newly elected or re-elected volunteers to serve on the Board of Directors.

All members are invited to attend the 2019 Annual Meeting.

April 25, 2019
Starts at 6:00 pm
Kensington Headquarters
3015 University Blvd., West
Kensington, MD 20895

Please call Alexis Santos at 301-933-9100, ext. 323 if you plan to attend.

Board of Directors Election

Any candidate not selected to run by the Nominating Committee has the option of running by petition by obtaining the authorized signatures of one percent (1%) of the total Signal Financial membership (222 as of 1/31/19). For the purpose of verification, these authorized signatures must be accompanied by the member’s printed name and address. Nominations by Petition must be received no later than March 15, 2019. If no Nominations by Petition are submitted by March 15, 2019, the election will not take place, and the candidates above will be elected to the Board by acclamation. If one or more Nominations by Petition are submitted, voting will be conducted by mail.

Board of directors Candidates

The Signal Financial members described below are running for two vacant positions on the Board of Directors. The members of the Board of Directors establish policies for Signal Financial Federal Credit Union and are also responsible for the direction of the credit union. Board of Directors officials serve as volunteers.

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Deborah Cullen


As a retiree from Verizon, I held managerial positions in the areas of finance, regulatory, and legal. I have served on Signal’s Board for the past 30 years, holding various Board Executive Positions as Chairman, Treasurer, and currently as Secretary. Having this vast knowledge and expertise from my career with Verizon and holding numerous positions on the Board supports my qualifications for re-nomination.

I am seeking re-election to the Board so that I may continue to serve members as a Director with the background required to provide oversight on Signal’s financial stability; as well as working to ensure that members have an excellent experience and relationship with Signal. I will continue to support improvement and advancement of our financial services, while providing top notch service to our members.

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Donna Hauprich


My career has been in Information Technology (DoD contracts) as a test analyst evolving to Quality Assurance management. Post DoD contracts work, I have been employed as a Certified Massage Therapist to help people live a balanced life.

Having served on Signal’s Board for 28 years, I’ve held Executive positions as Board Secretary and Board Vice-Chairman. I have served on all supporting committees to the board as well as chaired the Volunteer Education, Asset & Liability, Nominating, and Information Technology/Security committees. Prior to nomination to the Board I served on and Chaired the Supervisory Committee.
I am seeking re-election to the Board as a strong advocate of Signal Financial. As a Director my aim is to work to effectively supervise and administer the rules, regulations, and policies of Signal Financial FCU for the good of the membership. I am proud to serve our membership and to be a part of a team that has inspired growth through hard work, planning, and dedication.