There are two (2) positions open for election on the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee, appointed by the Chairman of the Board, has nominated one member for each board position to be filled. There were no nominations received by petition. The terms for each position and the nominees are as follows:
Position 1 (term: 2023 – 2026) — Donald Jones, Jr., Advisory Director
Position 2 (term: 2023 – 2026) — Clare Coleman, Incumbent Director
The Nominating Committee has confirmed the above members as qualified to have their names placed in nomination, and the nominees have agreed to accept the office if elected. A brief statement of qualifications and the biographical data for each of the nominees is included with this notice.
Questions regarding the board election process should be directed to the credit union’s executive office at 210-342-8484.
Annual Meeting Notice
Firstmark Credit Union will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 5 p.m.,
and will be held in person at 2023 Gold Canyon Drive, San Antonio, TX 78232.
2023 Board of Directors | Election Candidates
Donald Jones, Jr. (Advisory Director)
Before retiring in 2017, Mr. Jones enjoyed a career of over 40 years in both the government and private sectors, focusing on information technology and a variety of business initiatives; thirty-five of those years were in support of the banking, insurance, investment management, and credit union industries. Mr. Jones has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in international business from Our Lady of the Lake University and a Bachelor of Science in both management science and business administration from Southern Illinois University. Additionally, he holds certifications as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and from the Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI). Mr. Jones and his wife enjoy traveling the world and playing golf. An active volunteer, Mr. Jones spends time supporting his church and serving as a pilot for Angel Flight Southwest, helping to provide free air transportation for individuals in need of specialized medical care. He started his volunteer service with Firstmark Credit Union in 2019 as a member of the Risk & Cyber Committee and currently serves as its chair. He was appointed an advisory director of the Firstmark Board of Directors in 2020.
Clare Coleman (Incumbent Director)
Ms. Coleman launched her 36-year teaching career in 1963 at San Antonio Independent School District’s Lanier High School. In 1967, she received an appointment with the United States Department of Defense (DOD) and spent the next 32 years of her career as a teacher and counselor with the DOD, enjoying assignments in Germany, Japan, the Philippines, and Panama before retiring in 1999. Ms. Coleman earned her bachelor’s degree from Trinity University and her Master of Education from Our Lady of the Lake University. She continues to be actively involved with the American Association of Retired People (AARP), the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Bexar County Elections, and her local homeowner’s association. In addition to her love for golf, Ms. Coleman also enjoys bowling and travel. Ms. Coleman joined the Firstmark Credit Union Board of Directors as an advisory director in 2008 and was appointed a director of the Board in 2009. In addition to her duties as board director, Ms. Coleman also chairs Firstmark’s Cunningham Scholarship Fund Committee.