Annual Meeting

84th Annual Membership Meeting

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 5:30 PM

Join Us on May 23, 2019

March 20, 2019

Dear Affinity Member,

The 84th Annual Meeting of the Membership of Affinity Federal Credit Union will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 5:30 pm at 73 Mountainview Boulevard, Basking Ridge, NJ. During the business meeting, the election of Directors will take place and results will be announced.

The election of Directors will be conducted by mail ballot, unless there is only one nominee for each position to be filled. In accordance with the Credit Union bylaws, when the number of nominees equals the number of vacancies, nominees are considered elected by general acclamation. If a mail ballot election is required, ballots will be mailed to eligible members by April 12, 2019. To be eligible to vote, members must have a minimum of $5 in a membership eligibility account, be at least 16 years of age and be a member in good standing as of March 31, 2019.

Nominations will not be accepted from the floor at the Annual Meeting. Nominations for election may be made only by the Nominating Committee and by petition. Petitions for nomination must be signed by one percent of the Membership and accompanied by a signed certificate from the petitioner stating that he or she is agreeable to being nominated and will serve if elected. Each petitioner must also submit a statement of qualifications and biographical data with his or her petition. Completed petitions must be received by the Credit Union’s office at 73 Mountainview Boulevard, P.O. Box 621, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920, by midnight April 20, 2019.

To be considered for a position on the Board, candidates must possess a strong willingness to serve, plus significant financial, managerial and leadership expertise. Each person must be willing to dedicate much of his or her time and energy to this volunteer position. For petition forms and additional information, contact the Office of the CEO, Affinity Federal Credit Union.

Credit Union members John McGovern, Jacqui Kearns and Inder Singh served on the 2018-2019 Nominating Committee; I served as the Committee Chairman. The Nominating Committee’s primary responsibility is to recommend candidates deemed most qualified to carry out the Credit Union mission. Nominees have been selected from those members who applied in response to the “Call for Volunteers” that went out to all Affinity Members late last year. Nominee selections were based upon demonstrated leadership qualities and their commitment to the goals of the Credit Union. There are three positions to be filled, and the Nominating Committee has nominated three candidates, whose names and brief biographies appear on the next pages.

Sincerely,

Richard Meene
Secretary, Board of Directors

Board Nominees

Gregory T. Simpson
Greg Simpson is currently a Director on the Board and served as chairman of the Affinity board from 2012 – 2015. He began volunteering with Affinity in 2005 on the supervisory committee, which he later chaired for a number of years. Mr. Simpson has also served as vice chair, treasurer, and secretary of the board, as well as chaired and served on numerous committees including executive, governance, CEO objectives and compensation, nominating, volunteer development, youth advisory, membership development and as the board liaison to the asset-liability committee.
 
Greg’s professional experience includes leading a $3 billion business and organizations with more than 100 employees. He currently leads integrated marketing for Medidata, a publically traded global high-tech cloud software company headquartered in New York City. He is the former CEO of an Internet company, CMO of a cloud software startup, leader of a strategic consulting firm and also spent over a decade and a half at AT&T in a variety of executive positions.
 
Greg holds a Master of Business Administration degree in marketing and a Master of Science degree in international business from Seton Hall University, a certification in executive leadership from Cornell University and is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow.

Alayne Gatti
Alayne Gatti is the Senior Director, Risk and Benefit Plan Investments at Comcast NBCUniversal.
 
Alayne joined Comcast NBCUniversal in 2015.  Alayne works with Comcast and NBCUniversal leadership on the fiduciary oversight of all global benefit plans ($13B in assets), Corporate Owned Life Insurance (COLI) and financing of benefits (self-insuring, captive).  Prior to joining Comcast NBCUniversal, Alayne worked with Avaya Inc. and Telcordia Technologies (now Ericcson).  In these roles, Alayne worked with senior management in managing the company’s global Pension, Savings, Voluntary Employee Benefit Association (“VEBA”), and Rabbi (executive) Trusts and associated Plans.   
 
Alayne attended Lehigh University for undergraduate, and received a B.S. in Business Administration and Economics.  She subsequently attended St. John’s University for an M.B.A in Accounting.   Alayne is a Certified Public Accountant (New Jersey) and a member of the American Benefits Council and the Committee on the Investment of Employee Benefit Plan Assets where she also serves on their board and leadership.  

Roberto P. Sayers
Roberto currently works at The Division of Pensions and Benefits in the Audit Section as the Plan Administrator of the Defined Benefit & Defined Contribution Plans and the Alternate Benefits Program.
 
He worked for Prudential Securities from 1987 to 1995 and Merrill Lynch from 1995 and 2001where he managed the Medical Savings Accounts) and Tax Reporting section.
 
Roberto was recently elected to the Executive Board of the NAACP Metuchen, Edison, Piscataway and South Plainfield branches of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He is active with The Community Block Grant in the borough of South Plainfield, The Middlesex County Democratic Black Caucus, and a former member of the Business Advisory Group, Economic Developments Sub Committee in South Plainfield. He also was a member of the Move on the Youth Coalition and Recreation Advisory Committee in Piscataway. He ran for office in the 2017 elections for Council in South Plainfield and continues to stay involved today.
 
Roberto is an officer of the Executive Board/Secretary of the AFL-CIO District 1 CWA Local 1033 and an active member of the Legislative/Political Action Committee LPAC.