2021 Board Nominee Info

Ed Cole

As a past chairman of the Board of Directors, if selected, I will utilize the knowledge, experience and training the credit union has provided me to assist in offering quality service to its members and see to it that these services remain “user friendly” and personal.

As a young teacher, I remember making my first loan from the credit union by visiting Ted Hitch after school in a closet-size room at Bosse High School. And when I first became a member of the board 25 years ago we had six locations. And today, we now have 24 branches in three states including a state-of-the-art administration building. I marvel at the growth and success of the credit union throughout the years to better serve our members.

I remain committed to the credit union’s goal of providing our members with the highest checking rewards and the lowest mortgage and auto rates while operating in a safe and responsible manner. I welcome the opportunity for reelection to the Board of Directors and would appreciate your support.


Jane Magary

To remain a member of the ETFCU Board of Directors would be an honorable way to serve my community. ETFCU is a shining star in Evansville commerce, with a member and management team second to none.

I bring with me thirty-five years of experience in finance and accounting, and a proven understanding of financial statements from numerous industries. I have experience auditing banks, trust departments, and credit unions. The biggest change in the finance industry is the overwhelming level of regulation, as I have learned since serving on the ETFCU Supervisory Committee. My background will prove helpful as the credit union strives to score well in these compliance areas. Time and talent resources can then be focused on providing the highest level of service to our membership. Also, my twenty-five years of experience in the retail automotive business aligns closely with the credit union’s fastest growing business segment.

My participation in ETFCU Board meetings and Supervisory committee meetings has been educational. The talent and leadership of this organization are very impressive. It would be an honor to continue serving as a part of this progressive and professional Board of Directors. I do appreciate the opportunity!


Connie Ralph

As the President and CEO of Evansville Goodwill Industries, Inc., I believe I have the leadership qualities, business acumen, and knowledge of the tristate area needed to serve the membership of ETFCU. I’ve been a long-term member of ETFCU and have enjoyed the benefits of above-market interest rates on checking accounts and low interest rates on loans. These opportunities are essential to raising the overall financial wellbeing of people and families in the local communities we serve. The credit union philosophy of “People Helping People” is a perfect match with my personal commitment to helping people change their lives through the Power of Work. It would be an honor to serve on the Board of Directors and represent ETFCU membership.


Bob Suhrheinrich

Having the opportunity to be a member of the Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union Board of Directors is a wonderful way for me to serve the credit union and our community. My personal and professional experiences as an educator, both as a teacher and as a school administrator, along with currently being a member of the ETFCU Board of Directors and past Board Chair, are valuable assets for continuing in that capacity.

The Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union has been and continues to be a leading financial institution in our community. Since ETFCU began, membership has been offered quality services. Today, that commitment continues with the offering of a full range of financial services that are second to none.

Throughout my membership at ETFCU, I have observed a high degree of professionalism exhibited by all employees. As a board member, I will continue to foster the highest degree of professionalism possible in order to benefit the entire membership of the community.

I would appreciate your support in the upcoming election.

Lori Sutton

Thank you for the opportunity to apply for a continued position on the Board. As an ETFCU member for several years, I have seen the organization grow in membership and overall vision. It truly has become my family’s financial institution of choice. Although I have only been on the Board for a year, I have been able to see the passion of the leadership team and team members. It is great to see the core values being put into practice on a daily basis.

Over my career, I have had the opportunity to develop skillsets that I have tried to use to empower the community. I have sixteen years of accounting experience, and almost 10 years of human resources and diversity & inclusion experience. Over the past 15 years, I have had the opportunity to serve on various boards throughout the community. My goal is to commit my time to organizations that have the same values that I hold personally. I see these values in the current Board members and staff – integrity, commitment, honesty, respect and servant leadership. With the support of your vote, I hope to bring my time and talents to help further the ETFCU vision.