Each member of our Board of Directors is elected by and from the Generations FCU membership, with each serving a three-year term. Together, they work to serve the financial interests of our members through oversight of the Credit Union’s strategic direction, business decisions and the evaluation of new and existing policies.
They serve as the voice of our membership, and they work to ensure the Credit Union is offering the best financial products, services and rates possible.
Larry Reed has served on the GFCU Board of Directors for more than 20 years. He is a retired San Antonio Fire Department Captain and represents the Retired Firefighters as Trustee on the Fire and Police Pension Fund. He was previously elected by Firefighter Pension Funds across Texas as a Director of the Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (TEXPERS) from 1998-2005. In 2010, Reed was again elected to the TEXPERS Board of Directors. Reed is a graduate of the University of Texas-San Antonio with a BBA in Finance.
Board Vice Chair
Board Vice Chair
Manzano has served on the GFCU Board of Directors since 1985 in various roles that included Chair, Vice-Chair and Treasurer. Rosalie has worked for the City of San Antonio, UT System and at Alamo Colleges in a variety of public sector jobs involving grant compliance, HR and entrepreneurial consultant services. Manzano also directed multimillion-dollar economic business development and workforce training partnership programs serving communities large and small. Manzano is a Certified Volunteer Expert (CVE), awarded by the National Association of Federal Credit Unions and holds an M.A. in Urban Studies from Trinity University and a B.A. in Public Administration from Our Lady of the Lake University.
Veronica Godley is Director of Environmental Services at SA Water Systems (SAWS), developing strategic policy and managing water quality programs. Godley holds a BS Chemistry from UTSA, and an MS Hazardous Waste and Material Management from Southern Methodist University. She previously worked with Kelly Air Force Base, the City of SA, and St. Philips College. She participates with the National Forum for Black Public Administrators Executive Leadership Program, Harvard Business Leadership Program, Alamo Laboratory Association Chapter, and Association of Laboratory Managers.
James W. Bell has been a Generations Federal Credit Union Member for 16 years. He has been an employee of a San Antonio area school district for 10 years. James currently serves as the CEO and one of the founding fathers of (L.I.T.T) “Life In The Tongue” nonprofit organization. He graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BS in Criminal Justice in 2004. He also furthered his education by obtaining a Master’s in Computer Information Systems from University of Phoenix in 2010.
Joseph Martinez has served GFCU as a Board Member for more than 31 years. He served as a uniformed officer for the San Antonio Police Department for more than 38 years and was with the National Guard for 12 years. Martinez is also a former Vice President of the San Antonio Police Officers Association.
Anthony “Tony” Rogers, Ph.D., previously served as GFCU Supervisory Committee Chair. As Fire Science Coordinator Instructor for the Fire Science Program for Northside Independent School District (NISD), Rogers manages dual college credit and certification programs for high school juniors and seniors. He serves as an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University (College Station) and Southern Illinois University, and is a 29 year veteran of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Reserve. Rogers has worked with municipal and educational organizations in Human Resources and Leadership management roles, and is a former Chair of the City of San Antonio Affirmative Action Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Business Degree from University of Texas at San Antonio, Master of Business Administration (MBA), and Doctorate of Philosophy from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.
Warren Schott is the Executive Director of the San Antonio Fire and Police Pension Fund where he has worked for 25 years. Prior to the pension fund, Schott worked for Generations Federal Credit Union for 7 years. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Siguler Guff Distressed Opportunities Fund, a $600 million company that invests in companies undergoing financial distress, operating difficulties and significant restructuring. Schott is also a member of the St. Louis Men’s Society of St. Louis Catholic Church. He holds a BBA in Accounting from Texas State University. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the San Antonio Society of Financial Analysts.
James Smith joined the Generations Federal Credit Union Board of Directors in 2023, after previously serving as an Associate Board Member. He is a Sergeant with the San Antonio Police Department, serving the department since 1992. James is also a Chairman on the San Antonio Fire & Police Pension Fund and has previously served as an Executive Board member of the San Antonio Police Officers Association (SAPOA). He currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Texas Association Public Employee Retirement Systems (TEXPERS). James also spent 11 years in the United States Army, departing as a captain.
Mike Trainer is a long-time GFCU volunteer, previously serving on the GFCU Supervisory Committee before joining the Board of Directors. He retired from the San Antonio Police Department after 39 years of service. In addition to decades of community involvement, he is now President of the San Antonio Fire and Police Pensioners Association, Board Member of Retired Employees City of San Antonio (RECOSA), and Chairman of the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS).
George Whitfield, Jr. has served as a Director for more than 50 years. He served as Chair, Vice Chair and was inducted into the Credit Union Executive Society (CUES) Volunteer Hall of Fame. Previously, Whitfield served on the Supervisory Committee as a member and as Chair. He is a past member of the National Association of Credit Union Chairmen and was inducted into the Inaugural Who’s Who in America’s Credit Unions. He served the City of San Antonio for more than 42 years. Upon retiring, the Municipal Records Facility was renamed in his honor (George Whitfield, Jr. Municipal Records Facility). Governor Perry also named him City of San Antonio’s Municipal Records Manager Emeritus.
As a Committee Volunteer with GFCU, you have the opportunity to hone your leadership skills and gain valuable insights into strategic planning, community support, policy proposals, finance, lending, marketing, risk assessment and more.
- Governance Committee
- Researches, analyzes and reviews all GFCU Board and Operating Board polices on a consistent, recurring basis. The committee recommends policy revisions and updates to the Board when applicable.
- Nominating Committee
- Conducts the annual board nominating process, as well as helps recruit new board nominees. This committee also manages the onboarding process of new board members and conducts succession planning for board leadership.
- Supervisory Committee
- Evaluates the effectiveness of internal controls and makes recommendations for improvement, ensures annual financial statement audits, and verifies member accounts
Share your time, experience and expertise as a GFCU Board or Committee Volunteer, and help represent and give a voice to our membership.
As a Board or Committee Volunteer, your commitment and active participation will be critical in shaping and guiding how GFCU members continue to build a strong financial future for themselves, their families and ultimately our community.
Each year, we open up Volunteer Applications for a limited period of time. Check back here for a link to download the GFCU Volunteer Application during the application submission timeframe each year.
When you serve as a volunteer, your contributions not only benefit our members and the community, they help you build upon your personal and professional growth as well. You will have the opportunity to enhance your knowledge of financial services and refine your leadership abilities.
Benefits of Volunteering
- Purpose — Become part of the Credit Union movement, and work with other volunteers to help make GFCU the financial institution of choice for our members and the community through continued oversight and enhancement of our products and services.
- Leadership — Help shape a path for GFCU’s legacy through the intentional decisions that determine the future of the organization.
- Professional Enrichment — Contribute with your expertise and knowledge as you also learn new skills through strategic discussions surrounding a wide-range of business initiatives and community outreach plans.
- Collaboration — Connect with like-minded professionals, volunteers, staff, and community leaders who share your commitment to helping our members and the San Antonio community.