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.
James L. “Jim” Minge
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.
Beckie Stockstill Cobb
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.
Elizabeth L. “Liz” Bayless
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.
Mrs. Rankin-Swan is the President and CEO of Ward County Credit Union. She is a member of the Monahans Chamber of Commerce and treasurer and member of the Monahans Lions Club.
Karyn C. Brownlee
Mrs. Brownlee is a leadership communications consultant and former school principal in the Coppell ISD. As a member of the Texas Elementary Principals & Supervisors Association, she was a conference presenter and leadership academy graduate.
David F. Shurtz
Mr. Shurtz is the Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel of EECU in Fort Worth, Texas. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and a volunteer for Junior Achievement, Cook Children’s Radiothan, and Tarrant County Meals on Wheels.
Mr. Bleazard is President and CEO of First Service Credit Union. He is the Chairman of ECU Technology and the Chairman of the You First Foundation. Bleazard received a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting from Brigham Young University and is an honor graduate from Southwest CUNA Management School.