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Candidate Bios and Information


For 2017, the following Board of Directors will be running for re-election:


Board of Directors

Janet Beaver

Janet has been a credit union member since 1980, and has served on the Board of Directors since 2005. Currently, Janet is Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Benefits Committee.

Janet is President of Choice for Leadership Consulting and provides leadership consulting and mentoring for individuals, in addition to leading workshops. She is retired from IBM where she held various engineering and management positions during her 31 year career. In her last position at IBM, Janet was a member of the senior leadership team and managed all IBM's data centers in the Americas (from Canada to Argentina), and supported the 800 clients in those centers. She managed a budget of 1 billion dollars and led a team of 700 people.

In her free time, Janet enjoys making jewelry, quilting, and traveling. She is married to Rick and has two wonderful daughters.


Kenneth Black

Kenneth has been a member since 1977, and has served on the Board of Directors since 2007. Prior to joining the Board of Directors, Kenneth served on the Supervisory Committee as an officer for four years.

He is a retired print shop manager from the Boulder Valley School District / Westwood Heights Schools (MI) for a combined 31 years of service. Additionally, he was an instructor/department chair for Graphics Arts/Printing at BVSD for 23 years.

Kenneth served on the Tarryall Fishing Club Board and Homeowners Association as an officer and director for 10 years, and is currently a general member.


Jim Clemmer

Jim has been a member since 1994, and has served on the Board of Directors since 2005. Prior to joining the Board of Directors, Jim has served on the Supervisory Committee for more than five years. Additionally Jim completed 15 CUNA Volunteer Achievement Program modules. He is currently an Environmental Technician at Boulder Valley School District, a position he has held since 1994. He has served on the both the Boulder Valley School District Service Employee Association Budget Advisory Committee for one year and the Insurance Committee for four years.

Jim was formerly employed in Transportation Industry for 18 years of which 5 years he was self-employed.

In October 2016, Jim completed the Certified Credit Union Volunteer (CCUV) course through the Credit Union National Association (CUNA).


Elaine Hutchings

Elaine joined Farmers Union Federal Credit Union in 2003 and joined the Board of Directors in 2005. There she served as Vice-chairman of the Board of Directors for two years and Chairman for three.

Elaine joined the Premier Members Federal Credit Union as an Advisory Member in June of 2010 after the completion of the merger of Farmers Union Federal Credit Union. She was elected a Board Member of Premier Members Federal Credit Union in 2015.

Elaine earned her Bachelor of Science-Business/Marketing from the University of Colorado in 1967 and her MBA from the University of Southern Colorado in 1992.

Elaine retired in 2012 from Farmers Union Service Association, a wholesale insurance brokerage where she was the brokerage manager. During her years as an insurance broker she specialized in Malpractice insurance for professionals in all areas of expertise along with Directors and Officers insurance.

From 1992 to 1997, Elaine was a business consultant helping start-up non-profit corporations develop business plans and providing guidance to successfully acquire grants and funding. She has served as President of the Association of Professional Consultants for more than 15 years.


Important Election Information

Nominations for vacancies may also be made by petition signed by one percent of the membership with a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 500. Petitions must be received by 02/11/2017. The election will not be conducted by ballot and there will be no nominations from the floor when there is at least one nominee for each position to be filled.


The Annual Meeting will be held 03/23/2017 at 5:30 PM at 5505 Arapahoe Ave in Boulder, CO.