This week we wrap up our special blog segment. In “Blog Meets the Board”, we have introduced you to a few of our volunteer Supervisory Committee and Board members. We have given them a list of questions to answer- interview style. The members featured have graciously taken the time to share with us.
Blog Meets the Board- Linda Lindsey
When did you first become involved with FAA Credit Union?
My father, Bill Archer (retired from FAA), opened an account for me when I was a child. Probably in the 60s.
Why were you interested in volunteering?
I was honored when I was asked if I would be interested in serving as the first “non” FAA Associate Director. I enjoy being involved in an organization that is owned by our members and ensuring that we provide the best benefits for the members.
Your fondest memory of the credit union:
My mother would take us to the center to make deposits in our savings account.
Tell us about your career:
I stayed home with my daughters when they were young. I returned to the workplace part-time teaching at Wright Business School, moved to Metro Technology Centers where I taught the Accounting Services program full-time before leaving the classroom to become an administrator. Currently I am the Information Technology Instructional Director at Francis Tuttle Technology Center for full-time and short term programs in the Business and Information Technology/Marketing Education programs.
Top 3 things you would love to do but haven’t yet?
I don’t have a list, but I’m open to new experiences and having fun!
If you could move anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I would love to live on a beach where it is warm all year! My first choice is to be near my family, so that would be Oklahoma City.
What would you consider your greatest accomplishment?
Raising 3 great daughters that are making their way in the world. (One even works for FAA! So that makes me the sandwich generation with a father and daughter at FAA.)
What is something a lot of people may not know about you?
As a teacher I developed a great relationship with FAA through Julie Gamblin, VP of Human Resources while doing an industry visit. FAA hired one of my students, Corina Contreras in an internship position. Corina has worked for FAA CU for over 10 years now. Over the years Julie served on my advisory committee and became a valuable resource offering workshops for the students in Employability Skills and Financial Literacy.