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Board of Directors Member Retires After 20 Years of Service

By Ashleigh, K-Staff

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This October, Kirtland Federal Credit Union Board of Directors member Ray Wick retired from his duties after 20 years of dedicated service.

Wick joined the Board of Directors in 2000 and was active in helping shape strategic direction for the credit union in the new millennium. Wick oversaw a period of rapid growth for Kirtland FCU—assets more than quadrupled during his time on the Board while membership grew by nearly 60%. Chairman of the Board of Directors, Brian McDonald, reflected on Wick’s years of service and the legacy he leaves.

“Ray contributed his extensive executive and management experience to Kirtland Federal Credit Union over these years to ensure that the credit union’s mission always remained focused on providing exceptional member service,” said McDonald. “He recognized that our employees play the pivotal role in accomplishing that mission and always championed staff resources, technology, and training. We wish him Godspeed and best wishes for the future.”

Wick holds several degrees, including a doctorate in physics from Penn State University. Before bringing his scientific talents to the Kirtland FCU Board of Directors, Wick served for 30 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1996 as the Chief Scientist of the Space Technology Directorate, AFRL. He received the U.S. Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service award as well as a Special Act and Service Award from the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Wick also founded and served as president of Wick Research Associates and as a technical consultant to both industrial laser firms and research institutes.

Wick leaves the Board of Directors to focus on his company and to spend precious time with his family, including his wife, children, and grandchildren.

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