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FSU Credit Union Leadership Nominees

FSU Credit Union, a member-owned financial institution, is managed and lead by its Board of Directors. In addition, a volunteer Supervisory Committee is responsible for ensuring that the credit union’s Board of Directors and leadership engage in practices and procedures to properly safeguard members’ assets. The FSU Credit Union Nominating Committee has officially nominated Hugh FonesPhaedra Harris, Dr. Shenifa Taite, and David White for the open FSU Credit Union Board of Directors positions. All Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee positions are voluntary and unpaid. We invite you to take a few minutes to learn more about the nominees.

Hugh Fones (incumbent) managed the advertising department of the Gulf Power Company for more than 30 years. After retiring from Gulf Power, he served on the Gulf Power Company Employees Credit Union board for three years. Following the merger with FSU Credit Union, has served on the FSU Credit Union Board for the past three years and currently chairs the Marketing Subcommittee.

Phaedra Harris (incumbent) currently serves as the Senior Director, HRIS, in the Office of Human Resources at Florida State University. Since 2004, she has worked at FSU within the Office of Human Resources and currently oversees transactional areas – Attendance and Leave, Benefits, and Employee Data Management. She also leads HRIT and serves as an HR liaison with the ERP and ITS areas. She is a member of SHRM, CUPA, and World At Work. She holds certifications as a Certified Compensation Professional through World At Work Society (2010), Senior Professional in Human Resources through HRCI (2011), and SHRM-SCP through SHRM (2015).

Dr. Shenifa Taite (incumbent) started and is the first Director of the Instructional Design & Media Production unit at the Florida State University, College of Medicine. She is also a faculty member in the School of Physician Assistant Practice and serves as their Director of Learning Development. Her more than 20 years of experience in higher education includes teaching, developing curriculum, integrating educational technology and designing online training modules. Dr. Taite enjoys working with other faculty to systematically design learning environments and instruction that effectively and appropriately integrate technology into teaching, even at a distance, to remote locations. Her most recent projects involve teaching the benefits and communication strategies of telehealth to Physician Assistant students, Residents and Physicians.

David White (incumbent) believes in helping build better businesses. He has 15 years of experience working with clients of all sizes in Florida and throughout the country. He utilizes his knowledge of tax planning and consulting to help innovative, high-growth companies and individuals develop and achieve their goals. David provides clients with tax planning insights and services. His true passion is dedicating time and energy to assisting entrepreneurs and start-up companies with navigating the many accounting and tax compliance decisions that they face – as well as pioneering best practices for their future growth and success.

For more information, or to submit a nomination, contact the FSU Credit Union Nominating Committee chair Grant Abbott or call 850-224-4960.

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