Chris Gunnare, Veronica Dangerfield Join RMJ Foundation Board

RMJ Foundation board members
Patelco CU Financial Educator Veronica Dangerfield and PSCU Senior Vice President of Strategic Business Development Chris Gunnare recently joined the RMJ Foundation Board of Directors.

PSCU Senior Vice President of Strategic Business Development Chris Gunnare and Patelco CU Financial Educator Veronica Dangerfield recently joined the Richard Myles Johnson (RMJ) Foundation Board of Directors.

Both Gunnare and Dangerfield are replacing board members whose terms have expired. The board is responsible for the oversight and direction of the Foundation. Each board member serves a three-year term.

Gunnare joined the St. Petersburg, FL-based PSCU in 2017 as SVP, Member Experience, bringing more than 30 years of experience in the credit union and payments industry. Today, he helps drive success across the Membership Development team, focusing on leading, assisting, and coaching new business sales, existing client partnerships, and renewals.  Prior to PSCU, he spent 24 years leading growth and sales at TMG (now CO-OP Financial Services), where he was part of the executive team and led strategic partnerships, channel partner relationships, and overall company growth. He also has held marketing and sales roles at IBM and Unisys.

Gunnare has a B.S. in marketing from the University of Iowa. A father of two, he is committed to providing resources to educate next-generation credit union members.

Dangerfield has been with Dublin, CA-based Patelco CU for nearly 13 years. Prior to that, she worked at San Mateo Credit Union and Cal State 9 Credit Union. She is an

award-winning international speaker, published poet, and professional comedienne who has won multiple awards for her national financial health education efforts, including CUNA’s Desjardins Financial Education Award. A self-described financial cheerleader, Dangerfield is a passionate advocate of changing financial health behaviors with compassionate humor. As an ambassador for Patelco CU, her financial education videos have been watched more than 150,000 times.

Dangerfield has a B.A. in communications and is a designated Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE) as well as a Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC).

Chaffey FCU CEO Kevin Posey continues to serve as board chairman. SchoolsFirst FCU Chief Administrative Officer Dana Schuller is vice chair while Delta Schools FCU CEO Rob Greaff is secretary/treasurer.

The other board members are Origence (CU Direct) Vice President of Lender Client Experience Dave Adams, Educational Employees CU CEO Beth Dooley, CUNA Mutual Group Sales Market Manager Donna Dyer-Bischoff, California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues President and CEO Diana Dykstra, Thinkwise CU CEO Heri Garcia, CalCom FCU/Nikkei CU/Mattel FCU CEO Jon Hernandez, Downey FCU CEO Ray Mesler, and CO-OP Financial Services Senior Vice President Experience Operations and Chief of Staff Sarah Szilagyi.

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