Redwood Credit Union elects board and supervisory committee

RCU volunteer officials named for three-year terms, 2018-2021

SANTA ROSA, CA (May 2, 2018) — Redwood Credit Union (RCU) recently re-elected four volunteer officials for three-year terms from 2018-2021. Incumbents Robert Eyler, Greg McGuirk, and Jim Olmsted were elected to the credit union’s board of directors, and incumbent M. Christina Rivera was 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 comprised of RCU 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 holds a doctorate in economics from the University of California at 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 Marin County’s sustainable growth through business vitality, social equity, and environmental balance.

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’s 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.

M.Christina Rivera is a 22-year Sonoma County local government public employee, currently serving as assistant county administrator for the County of Sonoma. Ms. Rivera has a bachelor’s degree in business and accounting and has completed the Sonoma State University MBA program. She is a member of the International City and County Managers Association, and Latino Leaders.

The credit union’s officials have also named their officers for the year as follows:

  • Jim Olmsted as board chair
  • Lisa Wittke Schaffner as board vice chair
  • Debra Watts as board secretary
  • Robert Wieck as board treasurer
  • M. Christina Rivera as supervisory committee chair
  • Steve Sharpe as supervisory committee vice chair
  • Martin Grove as supervisory committee secretary

Greg McGuirk, re-elected to Redwood Credit Union’s board of directors

Jim Olmsted, re-elected to Redwood Credit Union’s board of directors

M. Christina Rivera, re-elected to Redwood Credit Union’s supervisory committee

Robert Eyler, re-elected to Redwood Credit Union’s board of directors

About Redwood Credit Union

Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking to consumers and businesses in the North Bay and San Francisco. 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, and more. Wealth management and investment services are available through CUSO Financial Services L.P., and insurance and auto-purchasing  services are also offered through RCU Services Group (RCU’s wholly owned subsidiary). RCU has more than $7 billion in assets and serves more than 390,000 members with full-service branches from San Francisco to Ukiah. For more information, call 1 (800) 479-7928, visit, or follow RCU on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn for news and updates.


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