2021 Annual Meeting, Board Nominations, and Elections

Information regarding 2021’s Annual Meeting, board nominations, and elections

Date & Time of Annual Meeting

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to move this meeting from February of 2021 to: 

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021, at 5:00 pm
How the Election and Annual Meeting Work

The election will not be conducted by ballot and there will be no nominations from the floor when there is only one nominee for each position to be filled. If only one member is nominated for each position to be filled, the Chairman will declare each nominee elected by acclamation at the Annual Meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 5:00 pm. All members are welcome to attend. The location of the Annual Meeting will be at LA Financial’s Headquarter location at: 177 E. Colorado Blvd. Ste. 900, Pasadena, CA 91105. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these plans are subject to change. Please check back for further updates.

Nominees

The Nomination-Election Committee, which is appointed each year by the Board of Directors, has nominated the following incumbents for 3-year Board positions:

ANDREA D. AVILA

Andrea has over 20 years of experience leading and shaping organizations with an emphasis on Project Management, Human Resources and Talent Development, Finance, and Administration. She currently focuses on all areas of recruitment and community outreach, including diversity and inclusion, for the County of Los Angeles Fire Department. Andrea has served on several Boards of Directors including: Soroptimist International, Whittier Chapter, Helpline Youth Counseling, Southeast Agency Social Services Funding Authority (SASSFA), Los Angeles Center for Drugs and Alcohol (LACADA), Puente Hills Habitat Authority, and Wildlife Corridor Conservancy Authority.

NORA BUITRON

Nora has an extensive background in Business Development, Account Management, and Operations, with a focus on innovative process improvement, excellent client service, and strong leadership. She is currently the Vice President of Business Development, Employee Benefits Producer, for Hays Companies. Nora brings over 13 years of sales experience and holds a BS in Business Finance – Dean’s List from California State University of Long Beach, CA.

MARK SALADINO

From 1998 until his retirement in 2015, Mark served as the Treasurer and Tax Collector, and County Counsel, of Los Angeles County. He has a legal background and extensive experience in finance, investments, and treasury-related issues. Mark received his BS with high honors from the University of Illinois, and his JD from New York University.  He has served on the Board of Directors of LA Financial since 2013 and is a member of the Asset Liability Committee. 

Voting Procedures & Deadlines

Any member in good standing may nominate another member in good standing for a Board position. The necessary petition and certification forms can be obtained from the Secretary of the Credit Union. Please email hello@lafinancial.org to secure a form.

The certification form must be signed by the nominee, indicating willingness to serve if elected. A brief statement of the petitioner’s qualifications and biographical information must accompany the certification form.

The petition must be signed by no less than 1% of the membership (283 members in good standing). Nominating petitions, certification forms, qualifications and biographical data must be returned to the Secretary of the Credit Union no later than 5:00 pm on August 25, 2021.