Back row left to right: Don Jones, Gregg Thorne, Andrew Apple, Fred Hagerman, and Dawn Sloans.

Seated left to right: Leon Ewing and Jesse Martinez.

Senior Management Team

Leon Ewing
President/Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ewing is responsible for the principal leadership, direction, oversight, and execution of the credit union’s overall strategic goals in accordance with the credit union’s mission and vision as set forth by the Board of Directors and its members. Mr. Ewing has over 42 years of experience in the credit union industry, 39 years of which have been in leadership roles. He holds a BS degree in Economics from Abilene Christian University.

Jesse Martinez
EVP/Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Martinez assumes direct responsibility for all Credit Union operations including retail banking, consumer, mortgage, and business credit and loan areas, human resources, facilities, information technology, finance and financial operations, marketing, risk management and fraud. He has more than 40 years of experience in the credit union industry, 38 years of which have been in leadership roles. He holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Andrew Apple
SVP/Chief Finance Officer

Mr. Apple oversees the implementation of the credit union’s finance and accounting functions, as well as the strategic direction of these areas, to analyzing cash flow, cost controls, financial statements, expenses and overall operations to identify potential opportunities to support deposit and loan demand. Mr. Apple has over 25 years of experience in the finance and accounting field. He is a Certified Public Accountant with a BBA in Accounting from Abilene Christian University.

Fred Hagerman
SVP/Chief Marketing Officer

Mr. Hagerman directs the credit union’s overall marketing strategy, including advertising, promotion, pricing, product development, business development and public relations activities. Mr. Hagerman has over 20 years of experience in Marketing, and holds a BA in Economics from York University and an MBA in Marketing from Queen’s University, Canada.

Don Jones
SVP/Chief Information Technology Officer

Mr. Jones provides leadership in the development and implementation of the credit union’s comprehensive information technology (IT) program, including the overall strategic planning direction, infrastructure, and supporting applications of information systems and technology. Mr. Jones has over 38 years of experience in Information Technology and holds a double-major BS in Business and Management Systems from Southern Illinois University, an MBA in International Business from Our Lady of the Lake University, and is certified as Project Management Professional (PMP).




Dawn Sloans
SVP/Chief Human Resources Officer

Ms. Sloans forms, shapes, and executes a comprehensive human capital strategy that emphasizes service excellence, teamwork, results, and employee engagement in support of the overall Credit Union strategy and position as an employer of choice. Ms. Sloans has over 33 years of experience in Human Resources and holds a BBA in Human Resources from St. Mary’s University and an MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Gregg Thorne
SVP/Chief Lending Officer

Mr. Thorne oversees the strategic direction of the credit union’s lending offerings and directs lending efforts with members, with a focus on delivering value in the form of competitive products, rates and services that help members achieve their financial goals. Mr. Thorne has over 11 years of experience in Lending and earned his BBA in Marketing from Texas A&M University.


Management Team

Mark Leita, VP/Corporate Relations Manager

Edward Muñoz, VP/Loan Servicing

Ryan Pierce, VP/Branch Administration

Michael Poligala, VP/Lending

Tom Pryjomski, VP/Facilities

Adrian Rivera, VP/Risk Management

Veronica Teran, VP/Finance

Traci Wilson, VP/Learning & Performance