Board of Directors

All of our members, the only owners of Greater Nevada, provide the direction for their credit union. One way they do this is by volunteering to serve on the credit union's Board of Directors. Another way members contribute is by voting in the annual election that determines which members will serve on the seven-person board.

The primary responsibility of the Board of Directors is to ensure quality member service and fiscal safety and soundness by overseeing the credit union's management. Each director has experience in one or more areas of business management and volunteers his or her time and expertise to help determine our future direction.

The Greater Nevada members currently serving three-year terms on its Board of Directors are:

  • Bill Arensdorf - Chair

    Member Since 1972

    Residence: Carson City

    Occupation: Retired Director Fiscal Accountability for Nevada Department of Education

    Education: Bachelor's Degree in Social Studies; Masters Degree in Education and Masters Degree in Administration

  • Paul Richey - Vice Chair

    Member Since 1979

    Residence: Reno

    Occupation: Business Manager, Lake Tahoe School

    Education: Bachelor of Science and Master of Science, San Diego State University. Passed all sections of the uniform Certified Public Accountants Exam

  • Alex Talmant - Treasurer

    Member Since 1992

    Residence: Carson City

    Occupation: Comptroller - Nevada Army National Guard

    Education: MBA, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA; BS, Business Administration, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID; Riverside City College, Riverside, CA

  • Rob Joiner - Secretary

    Member Since 1984

    Residence: Carson City

    Occupation: Associate, Coldwell Banker Commercial Premier Brokers

    Retired Government Affairs Manager, City of Sparks

    Education: A. A. Degree, Management, American River College, Sacramento; B. A. Degree, Urban Geography, University of California, Davis; M. S. Degree, Land Use Planning Administration, University of Nevada, Reno

  • Barbara Byington - Director

    Member Since 1983

    Residence: Minden

    Occupation: Retired Douglas County Assessor. Owner/Operator of family cattle ranch

    Education: B.S. Degree, Mathematics, University of Nevada, Reno

  • Vernon Dalton - Director

    Member Since 1987

    Residence: Wells

    Occupation: Partner - Dalton Livestock

    Education: Attended the University of Utah and Utah State Agricultural College

  • William Prowse - Director

    Member since 2004

    Residence: Carson City

    Occupation: Retired Internal Auditor and Criminal Fraud Investigator

    Education: Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Florida Presbyterian College; Masters in Business Administration, Management, University of Texas

Members can get involved in the direction of their credit union by volunteering to run for a seat on the Greater Nevada Board of Directors.