Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is elected by the DVCU membership and is comprised of volunteers who are member-owners of the credit union. Its primary function is to set policy, plan the credit union's course, make sure the credit union maintains its sound financial condition, keep communication open to educate members on services, hire and review the chief executive officer's progress in achieving goals and objectives, and report to the members at the annual meeting. All activities shall comply with appropriate regulations and law. All decisions should be guided by the best interest of Deer Valley Credit Union members.

Qualification Requirements

  • A member in good standing at Deer Valley Credit Union for a minimum of one year
  • Has the ability and willingness to devote time and talent to preparation and participation in board meetings, committee meetings, special projects, assignments and independent study
  • Has the ability to take and handle criticism for making necessary but unpopular decisions
  • Has an open mind, the ability to use sound judgment, a willingness to accept responsibility, and the ability to make group decisions with fellow board members
  • Has a demonstrated desire to learn about the credit union, the services, laws, and regulations that govern it, and the responsibilities of a board member
  • A combination of work experience, education and demographic representation that is appropriate for the position

Associate Board Member

We are also seeking members interested in becoming a liasion to the Board of Directors known as an Associate Board Member. This position would require the following conditions and commitments:

  • DVCU member in good standing
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Bonding or credit requirements through background check
  • Business, management, or Board/Community experience
  • Not employed by Deer Valley Credit Union or any subsidiary during the past two years
  • Ability to meet time commitment (example listed below):
    • Three to four hours per month - Board and/or Committee meetings
    • Twelve to sixteen hours committed to planning session(s) each year
    • At least one work session per year
    • Occasional meetings during the day - Monday through Friday
    • Attend a minimum of one conference per year (for which expenses are covered)
  • Benefits provided:
    • Internet access paid up to $70.00
    • iPad

Thank you for interest in the Associate Board Member position with Deer Valley Credit Union! Please email this application to Ed Frick at


If you would like to be considered for election to the Board of Directors, please send a resume and cover letter stating your interest to
Deer Valley Credit Union
Attn: Nominating Committee
16215 N. 28th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85053

Positions may not always be available, but your interest and information will be kept in a file for possible openings.

Current Board Members

Harold Kinch, Chairman
Chris Urness, Vice Chairman
Ed Frick, Secretary
Steve Wolfe, Treasurer
Janet Burgett Martin
Frank Martinson
Dennis McDonald
Melanie Merrill
Greg Miller
JJ Petersen
Roger Zollinger