2018 Annual Meeting

When: April 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, Iowa

At the next Annual Meeting there will be four positions open for volunteer board of directors. Each is a three-year term position. The voting will take place in person by paper ballot only at the Annual Meeting.

  1. No nominations will be taken from the floor of the Annual Meeting
  2. No absentee ballots will be accepted
  3. Additional candidates will be accepted until Feb. 16, 2018 and must provide the following items to Chief Marketing Officer Jennifer Naeve, at jennifer.naeve@ascentra.org or 563-459-6952.
    • A petition with at least 200 member signatures
    • Candidate qualifications
    • A signed statement indicating they will serve if elected as well as be subject to background checks


The following board candidates are listed below with their qualifications:


Gary Schocker
Gary Schocker returned to the credit union board in February 2000, after having served a two-year term from 1992 to 1994. He completed two years at Iowa State University, studied accounting at Palmer Junior College, and has over 25 years’ experience in updating and training on Income Tax preparation. Gary retired from ALCOA in 2014 where he worked for 30 years. He currently works part-time at Menard’s and enjoys spending his free time actively involved in his grandchildren’s lives.

His volunteer activities include serving as a soccer official, former Dad’s Club member, choir member for his local church, and member of Barbershop Harmony Society (close harmony a cappella style music). Gary currently serves on the Audit Committee, Cyber Security Committee, and Disaster Recovery and IT Technology Committee. He has served on the Executive, Building, Credit, Personnel and Board Policy Updates Committees.



Mary Soeder
Mary Soeder is a Bettendorf, Iowa resident and worked at Alcoa for 34 years in Supply Chain Management as a Secretary, Coordinator, Order Editor, Plate Planner and Customer Service Delivery Specialist. She retired in 2002 and is a current member of the Alcoa 25 year club. A graduate from Assumption High School and the American Institute of Commerce (AIC) in business, Mary has also completed Excel, Access and Word computer classes at Scott Community College.

Mary currently serves on the credit union board as Treasurer. She also serves as Treasurer for the Ascentra Credit Union Foundation and the Certified Development Financial Institution Committee. She has also served on the following board committees: Personnel Committee, Audit, Credit, Building, Nominating, Strategic Planning Session, Disaster Recovery and Information Technology. Mary is also a member of the Mississippi Valley Quilting Guild.



Jay England
Moline, Illinois resident Jay England has been involved with the credit union industry for over 24 years. He retired from DHCU Community Credit Union in 2014 as an Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer. Before that, Jay served as the Vice President of Finance for Ascentra Credit Union for 10 years.

Jay received his bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from Augustana College. He furthered his education by obtaining his MBA from Regis University in Denver, Colorado with a concentration in accounting and finance. He successfully passed the CPA exam and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1988.
Jay’s community involvement includes being a small business counselor for SCORE and an adjunct faculty with the ACCEL Program at St. Ambrose University. Jay joined the Ascentra Credit Union Board of Directors in August of 2017.



Greg Aguilar
Greg Aguilar is the Director of Talent Attraction and Retention for the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce where he works to build up the reputation of the Quad Cities as a place where young professionals, entrepreneurs, artists, innovators and diverse populations are visible, engaged, and thriving in their careers and their community. Most recently, Greg served as the Northwest Regional Manager for the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity where he covered 10 counties working with community stakeholders on workforce solutions, business retention, attraction, and growth.

Greg is a founding board member of the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. His regional work in Diversity and Inclusion has received various national recognitions including the 2012 College of the Year by the National Hispanic Institute for his work at Augustana College, the same year the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber was recognized as the Small Chamber of the Year by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In 2011, Greg’s work in diversity outreach at Ascentra Credit Union earned the credit union a Diamond Award from Credit Union National Association’s Marketing and Business Development Council.




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