Commission Members

The Credit Union Commission is responsible for overseeing the activities of the Credit Union Department and serves as the primary point of accountability for ensuring that state credit unions function as a system.  The nine-member Commission derives its authority from Chapter 15 of the Texas Finance Code.

The Commission is a board of private citizens appointed by and responsible to the Governor of Texas.  Four members of the Commission must be individuals who serve as a director, officer or committee member of a Texas state credit union or a federal credit union with a principal office in Texas. The remaining five members of the Commission are representatives from the general public. Each member of the Commission must be a resident of a different state senatorial district. Commission members and their spouses may not  be employed by, participate in the management of, or have a financial interest in a financial institution or related trade association.
You may reach the Credit Union Commission members at the Credit Union Department’s mailing address.

    Allyson “Missy” Morrow, Chair

    Credit Union Industry Member

    Term:  May 23, 2007 – February 15, 2019
    Hometown:  San Benito, Texas

    Mrs. Morrow is President and CEO of Rio Grande Valley Credit Union. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

        Sherri Brannon Merket

        Public Member

        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.

            Barbara “Kay” Stewart

            Credit Union Industry Member

            Term:  April 10, 2013 – February 15, 2019
            Hometown:  Lone Star, Texas

            Mrs. Stewart is President and CEO of North East Texas Credit Union. She is also a board member and secretary of the Daingerfield Lone Star Education Foundation and has served as a board member for the Cornerstone Credit Union League.

                Beckie Stockstill Cobb

                Public Member

                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.

                    Yusuf E. Farran, P.E.

                    Public Member

                    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.

                        Steven “Steve” Gilman

                        Credit Union Industry Member

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

                        Mr. Gilman is responsible for overall operations of Houston Texas Fire Fighters Federal Credit Union in Houston, Texas.

                            Ricky E. “Rick” Ybarra

                            Public Member

                            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.

                                James L. “Jim” Minge

                                Credit Union Industry Member

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

                                Mr. Minge is President and CEO of Texas Trust Credit Union. He is a member of the Texas State Society of Public Accountants and the Fort Worth Chapter of the Texas State Society of Public Accountants.

                                    Elizabeth L. “Liz” Bayless

                                    Public member

                                    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.

                                      Events Calendar
                                      • Agency Closed, November 22, 2018 – Thanksgiving
                                      • Agency Closed, November 23, 2018 – Day after Thanksgiving
                                      • Agency Closed, December 24, 2018 – Christmas Eve
                                      • Agency Closed, December 25, 2018 – Christmas Day
                                      • Agency Closed, December 26, 2018 – Day after Christmas
                                      • Agency Closed, January 1, 2019 – New Year's Day