Cast Your Vote
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 biographies of the Board of Director Candidates below and then return to Online Banking from a desktop or tablet (will not work on mobile phones) to cast your vote between February 19th and March 22nd, 2019.
3. Follow the prompts and record your vote.
Learn More About the Candidates
In random order the following individuals are candidates for the three (3) available seats on the Board of Directors:
John Weckesser has served on the Day Air Board of Directors for over 30 years and as Chairman from 2008-2011. He served in various capacities and committees on the Board as well as serving for UniDay Credit Union at UD from 1972 to 1985. In 2011 he retired as Controller for the University of Dayton Research Institute where he was an administrator for 42 years. His education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from UD in 1966 as well as an MBA from UD in 1973. He is involved in several parish activities at St. Albert Parish in Kettering including the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He volunteers at Kettering Medical Center and is also a member of The Flyers Club at UD. He has been a member of Day Air Credit Union since 1985.
I truly believe in the credit union philosophy of “members helping members”. This philosophy has kept me involved in the credit union movement for many years now. I wish to continue my involvement at Day Air and serve its members in the best possible way I can.
Michael Conway started his career at Citizens Federal Savings and Loan Association with a deep interest in financial institutions. Mr. Conway is currently an attorney specializing in estate planning, trusts and probate law. His education includes a Bachelor of Business Administration from Eastern Kentucky University in 1972 as well as a Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton Law School in 1977. Mr. Conway served as a Board Member for the Engineering and Science Hall of Fame, and a member of the Board of Trustees for Archbishop Alter High School (2010-2016). Mr. Conway has been a member of Day Air Credit Union since 2012.
At Day Air I found a credit union that is member oriented and I desire to maintain that direction.
Debra S. Salmons background includes the opportunity to have worked for Day Air Credit Union from 1973 to 1979 during the grass roots era. Her experience includes working at Defense Electronic Supply Center for the Comptroller, then as a Lead Financial Management Officer preparing budget estimates, formulating recommendations, audit trailers to justify budget submissions to the Department of Defense. Experience also includes a position as a Management Analyst for National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC), $260m budget. I have been on the Board of Directors for many years, previously on the Executive Committee as the Board Secretary, as well as serving as a member of our Day Air Credit Union Lending Committee.
After retiring, Debra enjoys devoting time to the credit union commitment to ensure compassion for members.
I want to share my experiences and assure that we remember that credit unions exist for the benefit of the members, strive to maintain a balance between member service and smart business; balance the trends of convenience and security, and continue to grow our credit union service and meet members’ needs. I sincerely wish to remain serving as a board volunteer to the approximately 44,000 members, helping to ensure growth and that we can better assist our membership with honesty, confidentiality, and accountability with a ‘results-oriented’ approach for the membership.
Ralph R. Frasca received a Bachelor’s Degree in economics from C.W. Post College in New York in 1967; a Master’s Degree in economics from Indiana University in 1972 and a Ph.D. in economics from Indiana University in 1976. He taught a wide range of economics courses in both the undergraduate and MBA program for over 40 years. In 2015 Ralph retired from the University of Dayton with the honorary title of Professor Emeritus. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors. He has been a Certified Financial Planner and is currently self-employed as an economic consultant.
Day Air is an important institution that has served the Dayton community for over 70 years. It was the first financial institution in the Dayton area that I joined when moving to Dayton in 1972. Given the close relationship between Day Air and the University of Dayton, I have had many interactions with Day Air Credit Union over the years. It is well respected for its community service and service to its members. I view it as an honor to be able to serve as a volunteer for Day Air Credit Union.
Matthew T. Sciarretti received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Dayton. He has a Professional Engineering license in the State of Ohio and is the Principal of Heapy Engineering, Inc. Mr. Sciarretti has served as Treasurer for the American Society of Plumbing Engineers, VP Membership for the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and has served on the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council for the City of Englewood. Mr. Sciarretti has been a member of Day Air Credit Union since 2009.
I have always liked the idea of member directed financial institutions and see many parallels to our private shareholder based engineering company. I am intrigued by the financial industry. My goals include learning how the industry works, while maintaining the credit unions strategic direction and serving its member’s needs.