Thank you for being a member-owner of Day Air Credit Union! Your participation in this year’s Board election is, as always, important.
Read the biography’s of the Board of Director Candidates below and then return to or login to Online Banking from a desktop or tablet (will not work on mobile phones) to cast your vote between February 20 – March 23, 2018.
- Log into Online Banking.
- Click on the “Place Your Vote” icon.
- Follow the prompts & record your vote.
|Paper ballots are available upon request, just contact us or visit any branch to request one.|
Learn More About the Candidates
In random order the following individuals are candidates for the three (3) available seats on the Board of Directors:
Received a Bachelor Science Degree in Accounting from Xavier University. He served as an Auditor and Accountant in the Department of Defense and Veterans Administration where he retired after 41 years of service. Mr. Kuhlman served on the Supervisory Committee of Day Air Credit Union as its Chairman for 8 years and has served on the Board of Directors for 14 years. Ed has been a member of Day Air Credit Union since 1989.
“I have been involved with Day Air Credit Union for many years having served on the Supervisory Committee as Chairman, Finance Committee as Chairman, Lending Advisory and Compensation Committees. I sincerely wish to remain serving as a Board volunteer and to continue to serve you, the members of Day Air Credit Union, by working to ensure we continue to offer the financial products and services to meet our members’ needs while ensuring Day Air Credit Union remains financially strong and sound.”
Giving back to the community always has been an important part of Jim Denker’s life. In fact, he decided to make a career change from business administration to health care after volunteering extensively at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati in the ’90s.
Jim received his BBA from the University of Cincinnati in June 1982, his MBA from Xavier University in December 1984 and his BSN from Wright State University in June 1997. He is currently employed by Kettering Medical Center as a floor nurse/charge nurse on a cardiothoracic surgery unit of 20 beds. His career includes working at Good Samaritan Hospital as a nurse assistant on a cardiac unit and as an RN on various cardio-pulmonary units. Prior to his nursing career, he worked for Merrill Lynch, Central Trust Bank and Career Center, Inc. using his accounting and finance skills.
Even while raising his three children, Jim served as an active volunteer with the Dayton View Neighborhood Association, including biannual bulk trash pick-ups and neighborhood improvements. After moving to Kettering in 2004, Jim was an active participant in his son Alec’s BSA troop as well as a timer for his children’s swim meets. He has canvassed neighborhoods and made phone calls during recent elections. In 2009, he co-founded the Rivertown Gearbusters classic BMW enthusiast group and he coordinates the annual trash pickup conducted by the Buckeye chapter of the BMW Car Club of America. Jim is a lifelong supporter of the Sierra Club and the Nature Conservancy – organizations that work on the behalf of our natural environment.
Fostering a global perspective plays a key role in Jim’s family life. Jim and his wife Mary McCarty, a Dayton-area journalist, adopted their youngest child, NiNi, from China in 2002. During the past five years the couple has also served as volunteers with the AFS international youth exchange organization, serving as yearlong host parents for two students from Thailand as well as advocates for 10 students from many nations. Jim and Mary have also supported the health, education and general welfare of a number of individual children over the years by direct sponsorship through the organization, World Vision.
Jim believes that credit unions provide an invaluable service by being community-minded while treating their customers as valued individuals. He would like to bring his unique blend of skills to the role of board member for Day Air Credit Union.
“I would like to do more to serve my community. I would like to use my business experience once again. It would be interesting!”
Earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting while attending Miami University and obtained his CPA Certification in 1992. His professional career includes positions at a “Big Eight” accounting firm and at a local CPA firm. He has been self-employed as a CPA since 1996. Ray has been a member of Day Air Credit Union since 1989, and a member of its Board of Directors since 2012.
“Credit Unions are a valuable resource for the communities that they serve. I feel very strongly that people need an alternative to banking with the large national banks. I wish to continue helping assure that Day Air Credit Union serves our community with excellence.”
Has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and has completed graduate work in Business Administration. Mr. Bertleff is retired from the US Defense Department’s Defense Logistics Agency where he worked in the supply chain management and logistics fields for 38 years. The bulk of his career was spent in first line customer support and relations & systems analysis. He has served as a Day Air volunteer for almost 20 years serving on a variety of committees that includes the Supervisory, Credit & Finance Committees as well as serving on the Board of Directors for several terms, currently serving as Board Chairman. Participation in community-oriented activities includes UD Lifelong Learning, Dayton Philharmonic Chorus, and Dayton International Festival Singers. Al has been a member of Day Air Credit Union since 1984.
“I am a firm believer in the credit union philosophy of cooperation and member ownership of the enterprise. Day Air has achieved remarkable success over the last 15 years. I believe that the Board and I have helped to bring about that success and would like to be in a position to continue that success into the future.”
Business and education background includes obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech in 1984 and completion of 34 years of federal service in the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). His career began as a staff engineer working in the area of project management in the construction program. While serving in ever increasing roles of responsibilities at Martinsburg, WV: Chicago,IL; West Haven, CT; Cleveland, OH; Baltimore, MD; Poplar Bluff, MO; and Dayton, OH; he ended his career in the role of CEO for over eight years. While in Cleveland, he managed the largest construction program in the DVA, valued at over $750 million.
In Dayton, he led the turnaround of the organization through a cultural transformation. His efforts have resulted in increased Veteran/employee satisfaction and improved quality and safety clinical outcomes as evidenced by the current performance in the top 10% quartile of the 163 competing VA medical centers in the country. His leadership skills have been acknowledged by several professional and civic awards, including VA Mentor of the Year, Leader of the Year Dayton Chamber of Commerce, and Regent of the Year by the American College of Healthcare Executives. He currently serves on several boards including Greater Dayton Habitat for Humanity (Treasurer); Lincoln Society of Dayton (member); Leadership Dayton Board (member); and Day Air Credit Union Board (associate member). Glenn continues his service to Veterans by serving as the Chief of Veteran Services for Ohio’s Hospice here in Dayton.
“I wish to serve as a Board Director for Day Air Credit Union as part of my mission to serve others. I have been an associate member of the Board, through my employment as CEO of the Dayton VA Medical Center. With my retirement on October 28, 2017, I have time to increase my involvement and become a full member of the Board. In addition to attending Board of Director monthly meetings, I look forward to serving on any committee assigned and in the future, lead a committee.
I wish to support the continued financial success of the Day Air Credit Union by offering my leadership skills. I have demonstrated abilities in increasing the number of members and market share through my work for the Department of Veterans Affairs where I increased the number of Veterans served from 35,000 to 40,000 in an environment of decreasing Veteran population.”