LGFCU Board of Director members volunteer to serve three-year terms. Each year we announce the candidates that members will vote for at the Annual Meeting.

The Nominating Committee has nominated the following individuals for the LGFCU Board of Directors for the 2023-2026 term unless otherwise noted:

  • Ruth Barnes, Atlantic Beach, CCUB, VAP
    Barnes began her service with LGFCU in 1984 on the LGFCU Supervisory Committee. She was elected to serve on the LGFCU Board of Directors in 1990 and has served in all Board Officer positions. Barnes is currently Chair of the Asset Liability Committee. She retired from the Wake County ABC Board as Finance Director, and currently works in Carteret County as a Real Estate Broker.
  • Tony Brown, Halifax County (Board Term 2023-2025)
    Brown began his Credit Union service in 1998 as a member of the Roanoke River Advisory Council. He served in local government for 28 years and is retired from Halifax County as County Manager. Brown is a member of the North Carolina Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System Board of Trustees. In Halifax County, he serves on the Economic Development Commission and the Human Relations Commission.
  • Jeanne Erwin, Cary, CPA, CGFM, CCUB
    Erwin began her service with LGFCU in 1994 on the LGFCU Supervisory Committee, where she served as Chair until being nominated to the Board of Directors in 2008. Erwin has worked for the City of Raleigh, Town of Chapel Hill, Durham Public Schools and Office of the State Auditor. She holds the designation of Certified Public Account (CPA) and is a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).
  • Ken Noland, Wilkesboro, CCUB
    Noland began his service with LGFCU in 2007 as a member of its Northern Mountain Advisory Council. He joined the Board of Directors in 2014. Noland is the Town Manager for the Town of Wilkesboro and has been a member of LGFCU since 1996.

Nomination guidelines

Mail petitions to:
LGFCU Nominating Committee
323 W. Jones Street, Suite 600
Raleigh, NC 27603

  • Nominations must be accompanied by a signed certificate from the nominee stating an agreement to be nominated and to serve if elected.
  • Nominations for vacancies on the Board of Directors may be made by petition signed by a minimum of 300 and a maximum of 500 members.
  • Nominations by petition shall include a brief statement of qualifications and biographical data.
  • 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.
  • The closing date for receiving nominations by petition is February 12, 2023.


As part of the Annual Meeting, LGFCU members vote to fill expiring Board of Directors positions. The 2023 Annual Meeting is scheduled for Friday, March 24, at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley.

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