Annual Meeting - Candidate Bios
POSTED IN ARTICLES ON THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018
Get to know the 2018 Board of Directors candidates
Pam Ayres – Cedar Falls, IA
Pam is a current member of Veridian's Board. She wants to continue serving the Veridian community by supporting what matters most to members. Pam serves as Chair of the Credit Committee, and she previously served on the Executive Committee. Pam is a manager at an organic natural food store, and she was a regional manager for an Iowa-based music center for over 40 years. Pam believes taking care of people is number one. She has been president of the American Business Women's Association and served on the Kimball Ridge Association Board.
Bill Boevers – Cedar Falls, IA
Bill has volunteered on Veridian’s Board for the past nine years. He is currently the Board Chair and has served as the Credit Committee Chair and Board Secretary. Bill is a University of Northern Iowa graduate, and he is the principal at Peet Junior High. Bill devotes his time to helping people – as a Veridian Director and an educational administrator. He considers it an honor to serve on Veridian’s Board, and Bill is seeking the privilege of being re-elected so he can continue to help promote the credit union philosophy of “people helping people.”
Cynthia Buettner – Bellevue, NE
Cynthia is the founding partner of Cync Up, an Omaha company that provides IT project management and digital marketing services nationally. She served as a senior executive in the finance and energy industries. Cynthia believes that Veridian’s services ensure financial access and equity in the Iowa-Nebraska region. As a Director, she will use her results-oriented expertise to support Veridian’s management and employees as well as represent member-owners. Cynthia was recognized as an Outstanding Young Omahan by the Junior Chamber of Commerce for her volunteer activities and career accomplishments. She has an MBA and the Certified Chief Executive designation from the Credit Union Executives Society.
James Kacher – Waterloo, IA
James has served Veridian members continuously since he was elected in 1990. James has been on all Board committees and was previously Board Chair and Treasurer. Presently, he is the Second Vice President. James was a volunteer for years with the Cedar Valley United Way, Northeast Iowa Food Bank and Family Service League. He was also a United Auto Workers steward at John Deere and a member of the United Auto Workers Community Services Committee before he retired. James has been an active part of Veridian’s growth and diversification, and he believes deeply in the credit union’s vision and mission. With your support, James wants to continue being your advocate.
Bob Kressig – Cedar Falls, IA
Bob currently serves on Veridian’s Board. He has served on all the Board committees, and Bob has been Chair of the Board. He worked at John Deere and retired after 31 years. Bob is serving his seventh term as an Iowa State Representative. He is on the advisory committees for the Allen Child Protection Center and the College of Education at the University of Northern Iowa. Bob is also a Cedar Falls Lions Club member and serves on the Planning and Zoning Commission of Cedar Falls. He was given the Cooperative Spirit Award from the Iowa Credit Union League in 2009. Bob attended Hawkeye Community College and the University of Northern Iowa.
Ashley Lindley – Iowa City, IA
Ashley is an energized, active member of the Iowa City community. She was appointed to Veridian’s Board in October 2017. After graduating from the University of Iowa’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Ashley worked for several nonprofit organizations in the Iowa City area as a mentor, advocate and development specialist. She is also a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Ashley currently works as an independent business owner as well as a part-time volunteer coordinator at her church. As a proud member of Veridian for 13 years, she is excited to continue serving Veridian’s membership.