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: 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).
Dr. William Solomon, Vice Chairman
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.
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.
Mr. Isom has been an active Vantage Credit Union volunteer, serving on the Board of Directors for the past 12 years. As a director, he has also served on a number of Vantage committees. Mr. Isom is retired from his position as Director of Facilities for the Parkway School District.
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. Wally Owen
Dr. Owen is an active volunteer and has served two three-year terms on the credit union’s Supervisory Committee. Dr. Owen is a retired Naval Officer who served for over 40 years and is currently the Associate Chair for Distributed Programs & Outreach, Department of Systems Engineering at the Naval Postgraduate School. He has held numerous positions on several charitable foundations and associations in his community.
Dr. Paul Ziegler
Dr. Ziegler is currently the Executive Director of EducationPlus, a cooperative of 53 public school districts in the St. Louis Metropolitan Region. EducationPlus brings together school districts to network on education issues, save money for their districts and enhance classroom instruction through staff development training and programs. He also serves on the Board of Arts and Education Council, Community Advisory Board of St. Clare Hospital in Fenton, the Challenger Learning Center Board and is a Metropolitan Sewer District Rate Commissioner.
Dr. Ziegler was a member of Vantage Credit Union’s Supervisory Committee and also served as a Quest For Education Scholarship judge. Previously, Paul was the Superintendent at Northwest School District and President of the Missouri Association of School Administrators.
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
John Fallah, Vice Chairperson