The Board of Directors retains the Credit Union President who is the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for managing the Credit Union’s operations. The Board of Directors is legally responsible by statute, Articles of Incorporation, and Bylaws for overall direction of the affairs and the performance of Qualstar. They carry out this responsibility by establishing guiding policy and monitoring the performance of management within the framework of these policies. The Board meets monthly to carry out its duties. Additionally, standing committees comprised of Board Members meet regularly to support the formulation and monitoring of board policy.
Bill Rochester has been a member of Qualstar’s Board of Directors since 1987, serving as Chairman from 1990-1993. He retired from Safeway, Inc., after a 38 year-career where he held the positions of Store Manager and District Manager in the Seattle Division of the organization.
Kim has been on the Board of Directors since 2012. She served on the Supervisory Committee prior to her being elected to the Board. Kim is the owner of 2B Accounting Services in Seattle, WA. She holds a BA in Finance, and an MBA, both from Seattle Pacific University.
Richard has been serving Qualstar members as a Board Director since 2001. Prior to joining the Board, he also volunteered on the credit union’s Supervisory Committee, serving as Chair for the committee. Richard retired from Safeway, Inc., in 2004, after a 36 year career in which he managed numerous stores in the Puget Sound area.
Charlie has been a member of Qualstar’s Board of Directors since 2012. Prior to that he served as a member of the Supervisory Committee since 2003. Charlie has had an extensive firefighting career, currently serving as Fire Investigator for the King County Sheriff’s Office. He holds two Associate of Science Degrees in Business Management and Administration, as well as Fire Science from Solano Community College.
Larry has been volunteering for Qualstar since 1994, serving on the Supervisory Committee before moving onto the Board of Directors in 1997. He served as Board Chairman from 2008-2012.Larry is the retired Manager of the Washington and Northern Idaho District Council of Laborers.
Mitch served on Qualstar’s Supervisory Committee before being appointed to the Board of Directors in 2013. He is the Northwest Real Estate Acquisition Manager with Public Storage, Inc. Mitch has a BA in Architecture from the University of Washington.
Noel has been serving as a Qualstar Board Member since 2004. Prior to joining the Board, he also volunteered on the Supervisory Committee, serving as Chair during his tenure on the committee. Noel has been practicing law since 1975, most recently as General Counsel of the Washington & Northern Idaho District Council of Laborers. Noel holds a BA in Political Science from Seattle University, and a Jurist Doctorate of Laws Degree from Gonzaga Law School.
Joel served as an Associate Board Member before being appointed to the Board of Directors in 2013. He has 15 years of experience as a Union Carpenter, and is employed with Acoustics Northwest, Inc., in Tacoma.
Gene has been a member of Qualstar’s Board of Directors for 25 years. He has served as Board Chairman from 2002 through 2008. Gene is a retired Safeway Store Manager and has a degree in Accounting and an MBA, both from The University of Puget Sound.
Emeritus Board Members
Mike has been volunteering for Qualstar Credit Union since 2002. He currently serves as a Board Director, and member of the Audit Committee. Mike is retired from Minnesota Life Insurance Co.