Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

PSECU’s Board of Directors and Associate Directors bring expertise, experience, and strategic thinking as they help guide and shape the future of our credit union.

The Role of PSECU’s Board 

The PSECU’s Board of Directors is committed to ensuring corporate governance that positively affects stewardship, corporate values, and strategic vision. PSECU’s Corporate Governance program consists of five key elements that form an effective Governance program. 

The five key elements are: 

  • Strong Ethics
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Visioning

MEET THE PSECU BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ms. Jodi Lynne Blanch

Ms. Jodi Lynne Blanch, Chair

Ms. Blanch has served as a member of PSECU's Board of Directors since 2010 and is currently its Chair. Additionally, she has served as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors and as Chair of PSECU Services, Inc. (PSI), which was the investment services organization for PSECU members. She was a PSECU Associate Director from 2007 until 2010. Ms. Blanch has more than 20 years of experience in Human Resources and Training & Development. She is currently employed by Capital BlueCross where she oversees the Compensation, Performance Management, Recognition & HR Systems initiatives of the organization. Ms. Blanch is a graduate of Penn State University with a Master's in Education and Lebanon Valley College with a Master of Business Administration. Ms. Blanch is an active member of the United Way of the Capital Region's (UWCR) Bridges Society, which focuses on bringing together the next generation of diverse leaders (age 45 and under) to spark positive changes in the capital region. She is a member of the United Way of the Capital Region's Women's Leadership Network, as well as the National Association of Professional Women. She also volunteers with several local charities. Ms. Blanch has been a PSECU member since 1987.

Current PSECU Board Committees: Executive Committee and Enterprise Risk Management Committee

Mr. Michael C. Ferster

Mr. Michael C. Ferster, Vice Chair

Mr. Ferster has served as a member of PSECU's Board of Directors since February 2010 and is currently its Vice Chair. Additionally, Mr. Ferster has served as Secretary/Assistant Treasurer of the Board of Directors. He was a PSECU Associate Director from 2007 through 2010. Mr. Ferster retired after nearly 36 years of service with Nationwide Insurance where he held positions in claims and personal lines underwriting before transitioning to an agency owner in 1985. Mr. Ferster obtained a Master of Business Administration from Lebanon Valley College. Additionally, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Management Science from Lock Haven University and a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation from the American Institute for Property and Casualty Underwriters. Mr. Ferster is an active volunteer with various local charities. He has been a PSECU member since 1992.

Current PSECU Board Committees: Executive Committee, Scholarship Committee, Nominating Committee, and Audit Committee

Mr. Joseph A. Lawruk

Mr. Joseph A. Lawruk, Treasurer

Mr. Lawruk has served on PSECU's Board of Directors since 1981 and is currently its Treasurer. He served as Chair of PSECU's Board of Directors from 1998 until 2001. Additionally, he was Chair of PSECU's Audit Committee and Chair of PSECU Services, Inc. (PSI), which was the investment services organization for PSECU members. He is currently Chair of the Board ALCO Committee. Mr. Lawruk is retired from the Pennsylvania Office of the Budget where he held positions in Internal Audit, was Finance Team Lead for the Commonwealth's conversion to a SAP platform, and served as Comptroller of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. Mr. Lawruk graduated with honors from Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA. He is an active member of Seven Sorrows Church in Middletown and volunteers for various nonprofit organizations. Mr. Lawruk has been a PSECU member since 1980.

Current PSECU Board Committees: Executive Committee, Board ALCO Committee Chair, and Management ALCO Committee Liaison

Mr. Timothy D. Grunstra, CPA

Mr. Timothy D. Grunstra, CPA, Secretary/Assistant Treasurer

Mr. Grunstra has served on PSECU's Board of Directors since 2012 and is currently its Secretary/Assistant Treasurer. Additionally, he is past Chair of and current member of the BALCO committee and Audit committee. He served as a PSECU Associate Director from 2010 until 2012. Mr. Grunstra is a Principal with Brown, Schultz, Sheridan & Fritz, a regional public accounting firm with offices in Camp Hill and Lancaster, PA, where he has worked in various capacities for the past 30 years. He provides accounting tax and advisory services to clients of various sizes in a wide variety of industries. Mr. Grunstra obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bloomsburg University. He is a member of the West Shore Kiwanis Club. In the past, he has been active on the boards of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania and has volunteered for the United Way and other nonprofit organizations. He is a graduate of Leadership Harrisburg Area. Mr. Grunstra is a certified public accountant and a member of AICPA and PICPA. Mr. Grunstra has been a PSECU member since 1989.

Current PSECU Board Committees: Executive Committee, Audit Committee, Nominating Committee, and Board ALCO Committee

Ms. Leanna L. Meiser

Ms. Leanna L. Meiser

Ms. Meiser has served on PSECU's Board of Directors since May 2019 and was a PSECU Associate Director from 2016 to 2019. She is employed by The Hershey Company where she leads the Learning & Development, Organization Change Management, and holds the HR Business Partner responsibilities for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), workplace development, and technology transformation. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from Elizabethtown College. Ms. Meiser also holds a Master of Education from Penn State University. Ms. Meiser has been a PSECU member since 2015.

Current PSECU Board Committees: Enterprise Risk Management Committee and Scholarship Committee

Mr. Joseph Sassano

Mr. Joseph Sassano

Mr. Sassano has served as a member of PSECU's Board of Directors since 2006. He served as Chair of the Board of Directors from 2012 to 2018 and as Vice Chair from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Sassano is currently Chair of the Enterprise Risk Management Committee. He was a PSECU Associate Director from 2004 to 2006. He is the Executive Director of IT/CIO for York County Government and was the Chief Information Officer for the Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF) for 16 years. Mr. Sassano is a graduate of Penn State University with a Master of Science in Information Technology and Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems. He served as an adjunct faculty member at Penn State University in Harrisburg and Harrisburg Area Community College. Additionally, he is a member of the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania (TCCP) and the Penn State University Alumni Association. Mr. Sassano also volunteers for various organizations. Mr. Sassano has been a PSECU member since 1992.

Current PSECU Board Committees: Enterprise Risk Management Committee Chair, Nominating Committee, and Board ALCO Committee

Mr. Matthew B. Wagoner

Mr. Matthew B. Wagoner

Mr. Wagoner has served on PSECU's Board of Directors since 2018. Mr. Wagoner is currently the Scholarship Committee Chair. He served as a PSECU Associate Director from 2016 until 2018. Mr. Wagoner is a teacher at Red Land High School in the West Shore School District, where he was the 2010-2011 Professional Employee of the Year. Mr. Wagoner teaches Physics and Advanced Placement Physics courses and advises the rocket club. He has worked on strategic planning, professional development, and curriculum writing for the district. Mr. Wagoner obtained a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Shippensburg University and a Master's from Frostburg University. Mr. Wagoner is a member of Camp Hill United Methodist Church, where he volunteers with various children's programs. Mr. Wagoner has been a PSECU member since 2016.

Current PSECU Board Committees: Scholarship Committee Chair, Audit Committee, and Nominating Committee

Ms. Shawn W. Weis

Ms. Shawn W. Weis

Ms. Weis has served on PSECU's Board of Directors since June 2017 and is currently the Audit Committee Chair. Ms. Weis was a PSECU Associate Director from 2013 until 2017. She is currently employed by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, where she has worked as Assistant Counsel since 2005. Previously, Ms. Weis served as Legal Counsel to KnowledgePlanet, Inc., an international software platform company, a Clinical Staff Professor for Penn State - Dickinson Law, Elder Law Clinic, and an Associate Attorney for Keefer Wood Allen & Rahal, LLP. Ms. Weis earned her Juris Doctor from The Dickinson School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Economics from Elizabethtown College. She is a member of Ladies First in Public Finance, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Government Lawyers Committee (Chair 2008–2009, Vice Chair 2007–2008), and Office of General Counsel (Technology Practice Group, Public Finance Practice Group, Transactions Practice Group, and Records Access Management Group). Ms. Weis has been a PSECU member since 2005.

Current PSECU Board Committees: Audit Committee Chair, Nominating Committee, and Enterprise Risk Management Committee

Mr. R. Brian Wilbur

Mr. R. Brian Wilbur

Mr. Wilbur has served as a PSECU official for more than 50 years. He was Chair of PSECU's Board of Directors from 2006 to 2012. Mr. Wilbur was also previously PSECU's Board Chair (1979–1983) and Vice Chair (1984–1995, 2001–2005). Additionally, he served as Chair of PSECU's Credit Committee for several years and was Chair of PSECU Services, Inc. (PSI), which was the investment services organization for PSECU members. Mr. Wilbur retired as Assistant Director for Budget Administration after 36 years in the Office of the Budget for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He earned a Master of Governmental Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Waynesburg University. He has been active in several church personnel and finance committees. In 2019, Mr. Wilbur received the Joseph A. Moore Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association recognizing him as the state’s Outstanding Credit Union Volunteer of the Year. Mr. Wilbur has been a PSECU member since 1966.

Current PSECU Board Committees: Scholarship Committee and Board ALCO Committee

Meet the PSECU Associate Director

Mr. Christopher P. Kajder

Mr. Christopher P. Kajder

Mr. Kajder was appointed a PSECU Associate Director in 2016. He is currently employed by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board where he serves as Chief Information Security Officer. Mr. Kajder has more than 16 years of experience in information technology, with expertise in the areas of cybersecurity, risk management, and application development. Mr. Kajder earned his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Slippery Rock University and is a Certified Information Technology Manager. He is active in his community and also volunteers for various organizations. Mr. Kajder has been a PSECU member since 2003.










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