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The Credit Union Department is a Texas state agency with responsibility for supervising and regulating  state-chartered credit unions. The Department is governed by the nine-member Credit Union Commission, comprised of four members from the credit union industry, and five members from the general public with no direct involvement in the management of a financial institution.

Elizabeth L. “Liz” Bayless

Term:  April 25 – February 15, 2019
Hometown:  Austin, Texas

Mrs. Bayless of Austin is retired as the executive vice president of the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation. She is a volunteer for Foundation Communities and a former volunteer for Austin Habitat for Humanity and Capital Area Food Bank. Additionally, she is a former member of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association.

Ricky E. “Rick” Ybarra

Term: May 21, 2017 – June 15, 2023
Hometown: Austin, Texas

Mr. Ybarra is Director of Development for St. Edwards University. He is also a board member of the AGE of Central Texas and member of the Estate Planning Council of Central Texas.

Sherri Brannon Merket

Term: April 15, 2011 – February 15, 2023
Hometown: Midland, Texas

Mrs. Merket has served for the last 11 years as the Executive Secretary of the Hillander School, a private elementary school in Midland, Texas. She and her husband also own and operate an oilfield company, pipe supply business, and have farming and ranching interests. She is a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and is actively involved with the Texas Humane Legislative Network.

Yusuf E. Farran, P.E.

Term:  July 16, 2015 – February 15, 2021
Hometown:  El Paso, Texas

Mr. Farran is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas and a LEED Green Associate. He has been practicing civil/mechanical engineering since 1986 and currently serves as an Energy Solutions Engineer with Johnson Controls in Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. He is responsible for managing Measurements and Verification programs to monitor and manage energy consumption, utility supply and facility operations and maintenance at Fort Bliss Army Base.

Beckie Stockstill Cobb

Term: July 16, 2015 – February 15, 2021
Hometown:  Deer Park, Texas

Mrs. Stockstill opened Stockstill & Associates in January, 1999 with over 20 years of banking experience, FINRA 6 and 63 securities registrations.  She is an active member of the Houston Association of Health Underwriters, NAIFA, NAHU and TAHU.  Credentialed as a Small Business Consultant, Chartered Benefit Consultant, as well as in Senior Benefits.

Events Calendar
  • 9:00 am, November 1, 2019 – Commission Meeting