Credit Committee

This year there are three (3) positions available for the Credit Committee; The two candidates with the highest number of votes will be elected to serve on the Credit Committee for a three-year term. The third candidate with the most votes will serve on the Credit Committee for a one-year interim termPlease see the candidate’s biography.

693 Votes - ELECTED

As a Credit Committee Member I intend to represent the membership and ensure that the Credit Committee continues to act in the members’ best interest, following a secure path, and work collaboratively with the Credit Union management to facilitate expansion on a solid basis.

Desiree Valera joined the OAS in 2001.  In her tenure at the OAS, Ms. Valera has been working in the Department of Financial Services where she has demonstrated the ability to deliver mission-critical results for over 15 years, and has proven her knowledge of financial/accounting operations at different levels. 
Currently Ms. Valera works as General Ledger/Grants and Reconciliation Manager where, among other duties, she is responsible for the supervision of the financial transactions’ recording for Grants accounting and General Ledger.
Her previous experience at  the Banco Mercantil in Caracas Venezuela,  allowed her to gain  extensive experience analyzing financial statements of various companies, formulating  requests for  loans and, preparing  proposals to be presented to the credit department  among others functions.
Ms. Valera has served as a volunteer in the Community Relations and Membership Committee of the OAS Federal Credit Union since 2013 to 2016 and in the Credit Committee from 2017.
Ms. Valera holds a Master in Business Administration from Kogod School of Business, American University (Washington, DC); she completed the Graduate Program in International Marketing from Florida International University, (Miami, Florida); and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economy from Universidad Católica Andres Bello (Caracas, Venezuela).