Cast Your Vote

Thank you for being a member-owner of Day Air Credit Union! Your participation in this year’s Board of Directors election is important!

Read the biographies of the Board of Directors Candidates below and then log in or return to Day Air Online Banking via your computer or the Day Air App to cast your proxy between 9:00 a.m. February 20th and 4:59 p.m. March 29th, 2024. 

  1. Log in or return to Day Air Online Banking or the Day Air App.
  2. Click on the “Place your Vote” button.
  3. Follow the prompts to record your proxy.

Paper ballots are available upon request, contact us at or visit any Day Air 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 Day Air Board of Directors.

Al Bertleff*

Al Bertleff*: Prior to his retirement, Al worked for 38 years in the fields of supply chain management, logistics, and customer service with the US Department of Defense. He has been a Day Air volunteer for over 20 years and served several terms as a Board Member and as part of the Day Air Board Executive Team as both Chairman and Vice-Chairman.

 Al’s service has coincided with the tremendous growth Day Air has experienced and reflects the strong symbiosis within the Day Air community among the Board, CEO, Executive Leadership Team and Staff. He also serves as a volunteer for Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley and he and his wife Cynthia are members of the Dayton Bach Society.

Allan Crasto

Allan Crasto: Allan retired as Executive Director of the University of Dayton Research Institute in 2021 after leading the organization to six consecutive years of double-digit revenue growth and a then all-time high of almost 800 employees. In his capacity as a Director for 15 years he led the development of basic and applied technologies in a variety of scientific fields that led to the University of Dayton being ranking number one among all universities in the nation by the National Science Foundation for materials R&D. Prior to his role in management, Allan performed bench research at AFRL for 10 years and his work was published extensively in scientific journals.

Since his retirement, Allan joined the Boards of Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley and St. Vincent de Paul Dayton and continues to serve on the Global Board of the SAMPE technical society. As a Dayton native, he and his wife Elsie raised their four children here.

Patsy Mercuri*

Patsy Mercuri*: Patsy Mercuri is the Director of IT and Operations for Systematic Solutions, Inc. She stepped into this role almost 13 years ago. She manages the day-to-day operations of the company’s IT and Accounting departments, ensuring that all remote employees have VPN access to HQ servers, while ensuring the security and safety of client data. As a former employee of Day Air, Patsy has a unique perspective on both customer and staff concerns. As a former small business owner, here in Kettering, Patsy understands the needs of a small business owner, as well.

Patsy is an active volunteer with the City of Kettering, Kettering Noon and Dor-Wood Optimists. She was one of the first women invited to become a member of Dor-Wood’s, previously male-only club. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Kettering Noon Optimists and manages an annual toy drive for foster children in our area. Kettering has been Patsy’s home for most of her life and her dedication to the community was rewarded in 2021 with the Optimist of the Year Award.

Mark Schwieterman

Mark Schwieterman: Mark Schwieterman recently retired from the position of City Manager for the City of Kettering. He served the city for 34 years, the last 16 as City Manager. As City Manager, he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organizations as well as assisting City Council with policy creation and implementation. Mark is currently a Board Member of the Kettering Rotary Club and the Ohio City and County Management Association (serving as Treasurer for both organizations). Mark is a lifelong resident of the region and he and his wife have lived in Kettering for the last 23 years.

Maha Kashani*

Maha Kashani*: Maha Kashani serves as the Senior Regional Sales Manager for IGS Energy. In this role, she specializes in creating custom hedging strategies for large businesses to manage their energy price risk. Driven by a strong commitment to civic duty, Maha actively seeks to make a positive impact. In addition to being a Director at Day Air Credit Union, she serves our community as Chairwoman of the Better Business Bureau of Dayton, an Executive Board Member at Solvita (formerly Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services), a Member of the Women’s Board of Dayton Children’s Hospital, and has been approved to the Investment Advisory Council for Montgomery County.

Maha grew up in Centerville, graduating from Spring Valley Academy for High School and University of Dayton for college. It was in the heart of UD’s campus, at the satellite branch in the Powerhouse, the she opened her first Day Air account in 2002 and has been a loyal member ever since. Maha is a Dayton Business Journal “40 Under 40” Award recipient and was honored as a “Top 25 Women to Watch” by Women in Business Networking. In her free time, she loves making memories alongside her daughters Lana and Lara, as well as her husband Matt, in Washington Township, where they proudly call home.

James Magwood

James Magwood: James Magwood is the Director of Recruitment and Admission for Community College Partnerships at the University of Dayton. James earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Dillard University and a Master’s Degree from Antioch McGregor University and is currently working towards completing a Doctoral Degree at the University of Dayton. He has accumulated several years of experience in admissions, student recruitment, financial aid, and the student enrollment process in both public and private two and four-year colleges, where he has assisted traditional and non-traditional students.

As a Dayton native, James is an active volunteer with the Dayton Foundation, where he serves as a mentor with the College Promise Program and is a founding member of the Dayton Chapter of the United Negro College Fund/Inter Alumni Council. James is also an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

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