Saturday, March 9, 2024

Each year Metro holds an Annual Meeting open to all members of the Credit Union. The 2024 Annual Meeting is currently planned for Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. at the Marriott Regency Hotel in Omaha. This year’s Annual Meeting will include only the business meeting, no meal or door prizes, and reports as required in the Credit Union’s bylaws. There is no cost to attend but please call 402-551-3052 to reserve a seat. 

Each year, three directors are elected to the Credit Union Board. In 2024, three incumbents, Directors Tim Lonergan, Michael “Mick” Connolly, and Bob Nelson have each expressed a desire to serve an additional term and have been nominated to do so by the Nominating Committee. In accordance with our bylaws, nominations from the floor are not permitted. When the number of candidates equal the number of open positions, no ballot election will be held.
Current Metro members in good standing who have an interest in running for the Board after the Nominating Committee has submitted a slate of candidates may do so by submitting a petition signed by 1% of current members (approximately 440 as of writing), along with a statement of qualification and biographical information. This petition must be submitted to the Nominating Committee by January 24, 2024.

Metro Credit Union Directors serve as uncompensated volunteers elected from the membership to three-year terms. Directors are required to attend meetings at least monthly and be available for possible Committee assignments, special meetings, and trainings throughout the year.


Volunteer Director Biographies

Tim Lonergan has served as a volunteer on the Metro Credit Union Board of Directors for 27 years, and currently holds the position of Treasurer. “I have been fortunate to serve on the Board during a time of tremendous growth, both in offices and services to members. I am proud to have helped protect member rights by representing Metro Credit Union in Washington D.C. and in Lincoln with the Nebraska Legislature.” “The Credit Union has a great team of volunteers which compliments an equally talented staff. I am also very proud of how the Credit Union navigated through a troubled economy and is positioned for the future.” Tim has run for both the Nebraska Legislature and the Omaha City Council and has served on the Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors. Tim and his wife, Marilou, are proud parents of seven children, all of which are Metro Credit Union members. Tim is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, holding a bachelor’s degree in General Education, Special Education and History. Tim is a US Coast Guard/Navy Veteran with 24 years of service. Currently, Tim is the President of Lonergan Lawns and Lonergan Vending. “I would be honored to continue serving as a volunteer Board member.”

J. Michael “Mick” Connolly currently serves as Secretary of Metro’s Board of Directors. During his 27 years of volunteer service to Metro, Mick has also served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board and Chairman of Metro’s Supervisory Committee. Mick retired from a more than four-decade career in accounting, finance, and banking in 2014. Mick spent the early part of his career in the financial services industry before specializing in accounting and finance. Mick became versed in all aspects of accounting and finance working as an auditor, controller, accounting manager, and most recently as Senior VP and Chief Financial Officer at a local non-profit. Mick has long been a proponent of credit union services, and specifically for Metro Credit Union. Since joining Metro in 1988, Mick has been active both as a member and a volunteer. “I have enjoyed and valued the opportunity to serve our members and represent them as a volunteer director. Having spent my career involved in accounting and finance, I take our responsibility to act as stewards on behalf of our members very seriously. I have continued to be involved as a volunteer for more than two decades now because this organization’s priority has always been to provide members with the best possible services while operating in a safe and sound manner. I am especially proud of how Metro has weathered different economic storms, from the financial markets collapse and Great Recession to a pandemic. Our Credit Union has always prioritized long-term safety and soundness in our Risk Management policies, and as a result we have been well-positioned to meet external environmental challenges. I look forward to continuing to provide encouragement and support to our employees, and superior service to our members in the future.”

Bob Nelson rejoined the Board in 2013 after a brief hiatus. He served as Metro Board Chairman from 1984 to 2007. Bob began his volunteer service in 1977 with UNMC Employees FCU Board, when he was employed at Clarkson Hospital as Director of Human Resources, and later moved to the Nebraska Health System (now Nebraska Medicine). During his time on the Board, Bob was involved in the merger of UNMC Employees and Safeway Employees Credit Union into Metro Credit Union in 1982. He played a leadership role in the selection and hiring of previous CU President Elaine Mausbach, and current CU President Mike McDermott. Bob also worked to secure Metro’s second and third offices at Saddle Creek Road and Maple Street. In looking back on his years of service, Bob said, “The changes the Credit Union has gone through since the merger in 1982 are truly remarkable. We went from one office and no checking accounts, ATMS or drivethrus to one of the more highly respected financial institutions in Omaha. When I started, the Credit Union served 700 members. We’ve grown to service more than 44,000. I feel blessed to have been associated with so many outstanding members, employees and volunteers over the years at Metro, and I would like to continue that service for three more years.” Bob is a long-term dedicated credit union member who enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and his dog Kona.