Compass FCU Board Nominations Now Available by Petition

OSWEGO, NY (February 17, 2022) – Nominations for the Compass Federal Credit Union Board of Directors can now be made by petition.  Nominations remain open through Thursday, March 24 for three vacancies on the Board.

The petition is now available for download at via the Board of Directors Info link under the Services tab, or at any branch.

There will be no nominations from the floor at the Annual Meeting, which is currently scheduled for early May.

In order to be placed on the ballot, the petition must be signed by 80 fellow Compass members.  Interested nominees must also provide a Qualifications/Bio form, which is also available for download via the Board of Directors page.  All paperwork, including the petition, is to be emailed to the Nominations Committee at [email protected] by March 24.

Current nominees for the Board include incumbents Mike Ferlito and Andrew Bucher, as well as Angela Galvin and Christine Close.

Retired and working part-time for Novelis, Ferlito served as the President of the Board from 2011-2018.  Prior to being elected to the Board, Ferlito served on the Supervisory Committee and in his years has been instrumental in two credit union mergers and served on several committees, most recently for the new Fulton office.

Bucher, a Lieutenant of Criminal Investigations for the Oswego County Sheriff’s office, is seeking his second term on the Board.  Bucher supervises nine criminal investigators and is involved in hiring, writes policy and has to be mindful of budgetary regulations.

Galvin serves as the Admin Asst. to the VP for Administration & Finance at SUNY Oswego.  Recently appointed to the Hall Newman Center Foundation Board, Galvin is well versed in working collaboratively with others to achieve a shared purpose.

Close is a 20-year member of the credit union and has held several leadership positions during her 21-year career with Oswego Health.  Now retired, Close served as the Director of Physician Practice Management and was responsible for all phases of primary care and specialty practices.

More details on the current nominees can be found online through the Board of Directors Info page at

To learn more about Compass Credit Union’s services, or to see a listing of locations, visit online at

Compass Credit Union can be found on social media via Facebook at and on Twitter @CompassFCU.

About Compass Federal Credit Union: Established in 1966, Compass Federal Credit Union has expanded from its original 74 members, to servicing nearly 7,000 members in the Oswego County community.  Compass Federal Credit Union aims to serve its members with responsive and exceptional personal service, security of member’s funds, competitive programs and continued growth.