Joe Tortorelli
Chairman of the Board
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Joe M. Tortorelli is founder and a principal in Economic Development Northwest, a business development consulting firm with clients throughout the Inland Northwest. He has more than 30 years' experience in business and economic development with Avista Corporation of Spokane creating programs designed to recruit new business to the region. He graduated in 1972 with a degree in business administration from Eastern Washington University and received further training and education from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). He was accredited as a Certified Economic Developer from the IEDC in 1992. He served for more than 26 years with the Washington Air National Guard and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. He is a business development consultant for a couple of inland northwest cities and is the Secretary/Executive Director of the Spokane Area Good Roads Association.  In 2011 he was appointed to the Washington Transportation Commission representing Spokane and eastern Washington.  He volunteers as the Chair of the Spokane Area Workforce Development Board and is the Treasurer of Spokane's Northeast Public Development Authority.  He has two sons that are married and enjoys skiing and cycling. 

Jack L. Fallis, Jr.
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Jack Fallis is the President/CEO as well as Board Treasurer and has been an employee of your Credit Union since November 1985.  Jack is the Chairman of the Board for the Northwest Credit Union Association.  Jack has an MBA from the University of Washington and a BA in Finance from Eastern Washington University.  He is a graduate and Certified Chief Executive of the Credit Union Executives Society CEO Institute.  He is also a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School.  Jack is past Chairman and Trustee for Spokane Public Libraries, a graduate of Leadership Spokane, and a past Trustee for Greater Spokane Incorporated.  Jack is Past-President of the EWU Alumni Association and past-member of the EWU Foundation.  Jack supports and is active in many charitable organizations including the Children’s Miracle Network, Credit Unions for Kids, and the Mark Rypien Foundation.


Robert J. LaPointe
Vice Chairman
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Robert J. LaPointe was named Gonzaga's first Director of Development in July 1992.  As the Associate Vice President of University Relations, he oversaw Development, Marketing and Communications, and Alumni Relations until September 2010.  He then served part time for three years undertaking special university projects for the Office of University Relations.  Mr. LaPointe came from UCLA where he retired after 20 years in the University of California  System where he served as Director of Development for the School of Engineering and Applied Science. A graduate from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. and Masters Degree in Public Administration, he has been involved in higher education development work for over 40 years. Mr. LaPointe served in the United States Air Force.  Mr. LaPointe also served California State Employees Credit Union for 15 years as a member of the Credit and Supervisory Committees. He was a member of their Board of Directors and served as President for 4 years.  Mr. LaPointe has served Global Credit Union since 1994 by joining the Supervisory Committee and later becoming a member of the Board of Directors where he served as Secretary until he was appointed as Vice-Chairman of the Board in March 2013.  


Thomas A. Pauley

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Thomas Pauley is a veteran of 29 years with the United States Marine Corps and Air Force. He completed his military service as the 92nd Bomb Wing Senior Enlisted Advisor at Fairchild Air Force Base. Mr. Pauley served on Global Credit Union's Board of Directors from February 1990 to July 1992. He returned to the board in 1995 and is still serving in that capacity. He is a graduate of Eastern Washington University. He is recently retired from Zak Designs in Airway Heights. He is Life member of VFW Post #51. Tom is active in the community as a volunteer or financial supporter for the Spokane Humane Society, SCRAPS & numerous Children’s charities. He has been married to his wife Sandy for 47 years. 

Richard Fischer
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Richard A. Fischer was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He earned an Associate of Science degree in Nuclear Physics. Serving in the Air Force for twenty-six years in all areas of munitions, he retired as a Chief Master Sergeant. His last assignment was Maintenance Superintendent for the 92nd Maintenance Squadron, Fairchild AFB. Since retiring he has worked as a Production Manager for Zak Designs and a Plant Manager for Beck Cabinet Company. He is currently an auditor for McGriff Industries. Mr. Fischer and his wife Susie have served as Co-Show chairs for Ferris High School's fund raising group "Ham on Regal Players."  

 Colonel Harold L. (Hal) Westbrook
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Colonel Hal Westbrook is Vice Commander of the Washington Air National Guard’s 141st Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild AFB, Washington. In this position he is responsible for maintaining worldwide readiness for 1,000 Air National Guard personnel. 

Colonel Westbrook’s education includes a BA degree in English from Willamette University, Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College and Air War College. Colonel Westbrook received his commission through the Air Force Officer Training School in 1985 and began his active duty career that year. In 1991, after serving as a B-52 Instructor/Evaluator Electronic Warfare Officer with the 92nd Bomb Wing, he left the active duty to accept a commission in the Washington Air National Guard. A Master Navigator with over 3,500 hours in the B-52G/H and KC-135A/E/R, he has voluntarily deployed for numerous humanitarian and contingency missions including Operations DENY FLIGHT, DELIBERATE GUARD, RESTORE HOPE, and UNIFIED PROTECTOR. During Operation ALLIED FORCE, he was activated and deployed to Budapest, Hungary. Prior to assuming his current position in September 2013, Colonel Westbrook served as Maintenance Group Commander, Mission Support Group Commander, Logistics Readiness Squadron Commander, and Chief of Plans for the 141st Air Refueling Wing. He has received numerous awards and decorations during his service. He and his wife own and operate a farm where they raise and train Welsh ponies and cobs. 

 Marc J. Hughes 
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Marc Hughes is a certified high school health and science teacher in the state of Washington.  He received his BA in Education from Central Washington University in 1992.  He is currently the Associate Athletic Director for Development/Director of Golf at Eastern Washington University where he is involved in all aspects of the external operations of the athletic department which includes: Tickets, Marketing, Game Operations, Website, Sports Information, Strategic Planning and Development.  Since 2002, Marc has also served as the Special Events Coordinator for EWU Athletics where he has been responsible for coordinating the athletic department’s fund-raising special events that raise money to supplement the Eastern Washington University student-athlete scholarship fund.  To date, Marc has helped raise a record $1.4 million for Eastern Washington University Athletics.  He served for 11 years as Head Women’s Golf Coach and 4 years as Head Men’s Gold Coach at EWU.  Mr. Hughes has 13 years of broad experience in financial enhancement and development to supplement program operations and scholarships.  He enjoys golfing and has 27 years of competitive golf experience including junior, high school, collegiate, and 13 years as a professional.  He was Central Washington University’s Most Valuable Player, Golf from 1990-1991. 

Travis W. Pettyjohn
Supervisory Committee Chair

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Travis Pettyjohn is a CPA who currently works for Itron, Inc. in Liberty Lake as the Senior Technical Accounting Manager.  Prior to his work with Itron, he led the credit union practice for a regional accounting firm.  As the leader of the credit union group, Travis specialized in audit and consulting engagements for credit unions.
Travis earned his undergraduate degree followed by his Master of Accounting degree from Washington State University while working as a teaching assistant in the College of Business.  Travis also volunteers as a member of the Board for the International Trade Development Department within Greater Spokane Incorporated. 

Steve Shrader
Supervisory Committee Member
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Steve Shrader has been in the Credit Union industry for almost 40 years. His core professional competencies include Business/Team Building/Leadership Development, Product Presentation, Development and Implementation, Relationship/Project/Human Resources Management, Strategic Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting, and Sr. Management/Executive-Level Relationships. Steve's career in the Credit Union Industry began with Fairchild Federal Credit Union where he was the Overseas Branch Manager for the Aviano branch in Italy for 6 years. He then became CEO for Roundup Federal Credit Union for 5 years. Steve became the Executive Vice President/COO for the Washington Credit Union League for 7 years where he oversaw all non-profit and for-profit CUSO business, including development and implementation of short and long-range planning and budgeting in partnership with the League CEO and Board of Directors. Steve then worked as Regional Business Development Manager for First Technology Federal Credit Union for 3 years where he pioneered entry into Washington State for this Oregon based Credit Union and successfully negotiated mergers of 2 Washington credit unions with First Technology Federal Credit Union. From 1997-2012, Steve was the Regional Relationship Manager for Western Bridge Corporate Federal Credit Union (formerly WesCorp) where he promoted and enhanced WesCorp FCU membership from 18 members to over 140 members and increased investment volumes from less than $100 million to over $1.4 billion. Steve also originated the purchase of the Item Processing business which resulted in building WesCorp's payment systems business from zero items per month to 9 million items per month. Steve received a BS Major in Business Administration and Finance from Gonzaga University. He is a graduate of the Certified Credit Union Executive Program from the University of Wisconsin Management Institute as well as a graduate from the Certified League Executive Program from the University of Wisconsin School of Business.
Robert K. Mitchell
Supervisory Committee Member

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Bob Mitchell earned his BA in Accounting and Finance in 1972 from Central Washington University. After graduating, he came to work for Global Federal Credit Union for 3 years in the Accounting Department working with accounts payable, foreign branch accounting, and payroll processing. After leaving GFCU, Bob began his career in the education industry with the Educational Service District 101 where he worked as an Accountant supervising the business office for 6 years. He then went to work for Central Valley School District for 19 years where he supervised operations of the business office and held Accounting duties ranging from preparing financial statements and budgets to managing financial aspects of grants and construction contracts. In 2003, Bob started work with the Cle Elum/Roslyn School District where he supervised, coordinated, and informed staff, board members, and the community about financial matters of the school district for 3 years. He then moved to the Newport School District in 2006 where he performed the same duties for the next 4 years. Bob has been a member of the Washington Association of School Business Officials for 29 years and the Washington Association of School Administrators for 12 years. He serves as Committee Chairman for Ledger Run when WASBO meets in Spokane. He is a fourth year participant in Project Leadership through WASA. Bob is also the District Committee Chairman for procurement card system and the Administrative Building Representative for the United Way. He served as Committee Chairman of Boy Scout Troop#71 for 6 years and was Cub Master of Cub Scout Pack #210 for 3 years.

Major Michael T. Hart
Supervisory Committee Member
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Major Hart’s military career started in the United States Air Force in 1990 as an Aerospace Physiologist Journeyman with the 92d Medical Group, Fairchild Air Force Base, where he instructed over 1500 Aircrew members a year. In 1992 Major Hart was afforded the opportunity to attend Basic Airborne Jump School at Fort Benning, GA. In 1996 he was appointed as the Hyperbarics Section Supervisor where he provided structured training for Doctors and Nurses. In 1997 he was selected to manage the Special Operations Element where he managed the High Altitude Airdrop Mission Support (HAAMS) program. In January 2000, Major Hart opted to separate from Active Duty and joined the Air National Guard. He first served with the 141st Services Flight as a Services Journeyman and in 2004 received his commission and served as a Services officer until 2008. In 2008 Major Hart was selected for the Budget Officer position where he could serve full time in Air National Guard. In 2013 he was selected as the Comptroller for the 141st Air Refueling Wing where he is presently serving now.  Major Hart’s awards and decorations include, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, three oak leaf clusters, Air Force Achievement Medal, one oak leaf cluster, Strategic Air Command Aerospace Physiology Airman of the Year, 1993 and 92d Medical Group Airman of the Year, 1993. Major Hart was born in Spokane, Washington. He graduated from Lewis and Clark High School. Advanced educational achievements include an Associate of Arts degree and a Bachelors degree in business from Eastern Washington University majoring in Finance and Management Information Systems. He has been married to his wife for 19 years and they have three children.