Redwood Credit Union announces election results for Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee

(April 30, 2015) — Redwood Credit Union (RCU) recently held their annual membership meeting and re-elected four volunteer Officials for three-year terms from 2015 to 2018. Incumbents Robert Eyler, Greg McGuirk and Jim Olmsted have been re-elected to the Credit Union’s Board of Directors and incumbent M. Christina Rivera has been re-elected to RCU’s Supervisory Committee. RCU’s Board of Directors sets the Credit Union’s strategic direction and policies, and the Supervisory Committee oversees the audit function for the Credit Union. Because credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives, RCU’s Board and Supervisory Committee are credit union members who serve voluntarily and are elected by the membership.

Robert Eyler has served as an RCU volunteer Official since 2009, and as a Board Member since 2011. He is a Professor of Economics and the Senior International Officer at Sonoma State University. He earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Davis, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from California State University, Chico. Dr. Eyler is also director of the Center for Regional Economic Analysis at Sonoma State University, as well as CEO of the Marin Economic Forum, a public-private partnership organization focused on economic development in Marin County.


Greg McGuirk has served on RCU’s volunteer Board of Directors since 1987, after serving on RCU’s Supervisory Committee for seven years. Mr. McGuirk is a retired Audit Manager for the Auditor/Controller’s office for the County of Sonoma. Mr. McGuirk also serves on the Board of Directors for the Credit Union’s wholly-owned subsidiary, RCU Services Group. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from Sonoma State University.


Jim Olmsted has been an RCU volunteer Official since 1993, and has served on the Credit Union’s Supervisory Committee, as well as the Board of Directors for RCU Services Group. He is the principal of Olmsted & Associates, a land use planning consulting firm, based in Santa Rosa. He has held various management level positions for public planning jurisdictions in the greater Bay Area in the past. Mr. Olmsted holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science/Urban Geography from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.


Christina Rivera is a 19-year Sonoma County local government public employee, serving as a budget reviewer for the Government Finance Officers Association for the last five years. Ms. Rivera has a bachelor’s degree in Business and Accounting and has completed the Sonoma State MBA program. She is a member of the International City and County Managers Association, and Latino Leaders.


The Credit Union’s Board has also selected their officers for the year as follows: Greg McGuirk as Board Chair, Robert Eyler as Board Vice Chair, Robert Steele as Board Secretary, and Jim Olmsted as Board Treasurer.

About Redwood Credit Union

Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking services to anyone living or working in the North Bay or San Francisco. As a financial cooperative focused on people not profit, RCU offers complete financial services including checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, investment and financial planning services and more. The Credit Union also offers a variety of insurance products and discount auto sales through its wholly-owned subsidiary. RCU currently has $2.5 billion in assets and serves over 242,000 Members with full-service branch locations from San Francisco to Ukiah, and more than 30,000 free network ATMs nationwide. RCU has a five-star Bauer Financial rating, and is rated Excellent by Weiss Ratings. For more information, please call 1 (800) 479-7928 or visit  

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