Jax Federal Credit Union appoints Rod Désir to Board of Directors

Désir replaces Mary Jones, who has retired after nearly a decade of service

JACKSONVILLE, FL (July 10, 2020) — Jax Federal Credit Union has appointed Rodomir (Rod) Désir to its Board of Directors, effective June 23, 2020. He will formally be voted in by the credit union membership at the annual meeting this fall.

Désir replaces Mary Jones, who announced her retirement earlier this month after nearly a decade of service on Jax Federal Credit Union’s Board.

“One thing that clearly distinguishes credit unions from banks is having a volunteer Board of Directors who are members of the credit union,” said Mary Svoboda, Interim President and CEO of Jax Federal Credit Union. “This role requires commitment, respect for the member experience and a strong spirit of servant leadership. We extend our deepest gratitude to Mary for her service — and look forward to working with Rod in the years ahead.”

Désir currently serves as the Pharmacy Manager of Ascension St. Vincent’s Southside Outpatient Pharmacy. He was born in Queens, New York, and has lived in Florida since 1993. He is a graduate of the University of North Florida (Bachelor of Science) and Nova Southeastern University (Doctor of Pharmacy).

Jones, a native of South Carolina and graduate of Benedict College, had a 36-year career with the Social Security Administration. During her tenure on the board, the credit union’s assets grew from $308 million to $415 million.

Mary Jones

Rodomir Desir

About Jax Federal Credit Union

Established in 1935, Jax Federal Credit Union serves over 39,000 members across Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Baker and Nassau Counties. Jax Federal Credit Union helps its members meet their financial needs through eight branch locations; a robust mobile and internet banking platform; and access to over 6,800 Shared Branching locations and nearly 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide. For more information, visit


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