Vantage Credit Union was founded on the credit union philosophy of People Helping People. As a not-for-profit organization, volunteers play important roles in our success. Therefore, we’re always looking for dedicated volunteers to help serve in a variety of volunteer capacities. Members have the opportunity to volunteer as a judge on the committee that awards our Quest For Education Scholarships and also can serve as a volunteer board or supervisory committee member.
Board and Supervisory Committee Volunteer Opportunities
Each year, we look for qualified volunteers to fill vacancies for these key positions. The Nominating Committee then presents a slate of nominees for membership vote at the Annual Meetings. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer on our Board or Supervisory Committee, applications are accepted in the fourth quarter each year.
Board of Directors Overview
Vantage Credit Union’s Board of Directors consists of seven volunteers whose main responsibilities include: selecting and evaluating the CEO, overseeing that all credit union policies are followed, establishing and monitoring the credit union’s strategic plan, and ensuring that the credit union operates in a safe and secure manner thereby keeping the members’ best interest as a top priority.
Meet our Board of Directors:
Dr. Jerry Eichholz, Chairman
Dr. Eichholz is a retired educator who worked as a teacher in the Ferguson-Florissant School District and an administrator in the Riverview Gardens School District. He has served as an officer and/or committee member for numerous community organizations, including two elected terms to the Board of Education of the Special School District of St. Louis County. He has served as an adjunct assistant professor of education at Fontbonne University.
Dr. Eichholz is also a Deacon for his church and serves as an elected Trustee of Paddock Forest, a Planned Environment Community with 434 single-family homes, two apartment complexes and three condominium complexes.
Dr. Eichholz has served on the Vantage Supervisory Committee and has been on the Board of Directors since 1999. He is a CUES Certified Credit Union Volunteer (CCUV).
Dan Dolan, Vice Chairman
Mr. Dolan is the president of Westport Car Wash, a small business with three locations in the St. Louis area that he’s owned and operated for the past 15 years. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, he worked for Centric Group, a subsidiary of Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Dan has also served on several boards over the years, most recently as a volunteer for the non-profit organization Teachers For A Better Belize which offers teacher training and support in southern Belize. He handles various duties for TFABB including fundraising, finances and organizational logistics. Mr. Dolan has been a member of the credit union for over 25 years. He is married with four children and resides in St Louis County.
Mark Rudolph, Secretary/Treasurer
Mr. Rudolph is the Chief Executive Officer at KCCDD, Inc. He has served as a member of community and church organizations as a volunteer throughout the years. In addition, Mr. Rudolph has been actively involved as a credit union volunteer for many years in a variety of capacities.
Dr. Barbara Evans-Cunningham
Dr. Evans-Cunningham served in the United States Army, and upon retiring continues to serve veterans as a VA Claims Examiner. As a volunteer with government services, non-profit organizations and community outreach programs for over 20 years, she’s gained vast experience in evaluating financial policies and analysis, strategic planning and development, approving budgets, reviewing and understanding financial trends, and collaborating with diverse likeminded thinkers. Barbara has been a member of Vantage for over 20 years. She earned her CUNA VAP Volunteer and Regulatory Compliance pins and is currently enrolled in additional courses. She’s also a board director of the Zeta Charitable Foundation of St. Louis and executive board chair of Xi Zeta Chapter, St. Louis.
Mr. Isom is a retired Facilities Division Administrator from the Parkway School District where he served for nearly 25 years. While there, he received many awards and commendations for meritorious service. He’s also served and participated as a volunteer with various charitable organizations including the Parkway Education Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, St. Vincent DePaul, Holy Name Societies and his parish school board. Mr. Isom has served Vantage in various volunteer positions for more than 20 years. He lives in Lake St. Louis with his wife of 57 years, and has three grown children and six grandchildren. His passions include playing with old cars and golf.
Ms. Martin is the Vice President/Controller of Mastercard’s Operations & Technology and Payment Transaction Services-America business units. In this capacity, Ms. Martin manages the internal controls, financial reporting and customer compliance/audit programs. During the previous 10 years, she served in various roles to include: managing the budget and forecast process; managing Mastercard’s settlement operational functions for the Debit and Prepaid system interfaces; and driving process improvement initiatives. Prior to joining Mastercard, she spent 10 years at First Data and Western Union in various positions.
Dr. William Solomon
Dr. Solomon is a retired Associate Superintendent of Schools for the Hazelwood School District. For over 40 years, Dr. Solomon served as a teacher, assistant principal and building principal at both the middle school and high school levels. He was an assistant professor of education at Lindenwood University after retiring from the Hazelwood District, and served as a certified accreditation evaluator for the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities.
He also served, on a part time basis, as Academic Principal for Esther Miller High School for several years after retiring. He holds a bachelor’s degree, specialist degree and doctorate from St. Louis University, and a master’s degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Dr. Solomon is active with other organizations as well, in particular the Shriners Hospital for Children. He has been a member of the credit union since 1968 and a Board of Directors member for the past several years. He and his family reside in St. Charles.
Supervisory Committee Overview
Our Supervisory Committee ensures the financial well-being of the credit union as well as the prompt preparation of accounting records and reports. This committee acts as the members’ “watchdog” and makes certain the credit union maintains its standard of excellence and that all regulations, procedures, and policies governing Vantage Credit Union are followed.
Meet our Supervisory Committee:
Diane Pisacreta, Chairperson
Lisa Kampmeinert, Vice Chairperson
Dr. Barbara Evans-Cunningham