Bob Catalanotto brings to his role as Chair of The Partnership Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors the desire to challenge the status quo, improve processes and use creative thinking to help members. With 30 years in the financial services industry, including 22 years with Fannie Mae and now eight years as Co-Founder and COO of Rate Reset, Bob has continually identified and implemented methods to bring value to members.
The Credit Union’s belief in providing value through partnership and the sense of belonging to a community that put the customer first is what drew Bob to the credit union movement and ultimately to The Partnership FCU. Bob knows that the not-for-profit, member based and community oriented structure of the Credit Union ensures that members will get the best possible value when they borrow from the Credit Union. Bob experienced this first-hand, as he is an avid user of the Credit Union’s products and services.
Bob began serving on the loan committee of Fannie Mae FCU in 1992, becoming a director in 1999 and was the Fannie Mae Board Chair as it merged into The Partnership FCU in 2012. Bob joined the Board of Directors of The Partnership FCU in 2012 and became the Chair in 2015. He earned his Master of Science in International Management from the University of Maryland and his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from LIU Post in New York.
Andrea Woolford Eley
Andrea Eley is passionate about helping people understand the story behind the numbers and she applies her passion to her role as the Vice Chair of the Partnership FCU’s Board of Directors. For more than 25 years with the FDIC, Andrea has told the story behind the numbers as a bank examiner, financial analyst and currently as the Deputy Director of Data and Resource Management in the Insurance and Research Division.
Andrea’s passion for helping people understand the story behind the numbers is what led her to share the Credit Union’s belief in value through partnership. Because the Credit Union has members and not customers, each member can contribute to the financial success of the Credit Union and in turn, the Credit Union can contribute to the financial well-being of each member. Andrea believes that the Credit Union and its members are in it together, with the numbers telling the story of financial success.
Andrea previously volunteered on the Credit Union’s loan review committee before joining the Board of Directors and becoming Vice Chair. Andrea is an instructor for the FDIC’s MoneySmart curriculum which teaches financial literacy, and helped establish another local credit union that serves members of a faith-based community. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Bowie State University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Alex Wynnyk’s personal philosophy is that of integrity. For him, if you are true to yourself and true to others, then you have nothing to worry about. As the Treasurer for The Partnership FCU Board of Directors, Alex lives his personal philosophy every day. He also does this in his position as Branch Chief for the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Institution and Award Support, where his department provides advisory services to those who make proposals – ensuring that the funding is allocated appropriately.
Alex believes what makes the Credit Union different is that members truly belong to the community, and they work together with the volunteers and employees to realize value through partnership. He agreed to serve on the Board of Directors because he wanted his fellow employees at NSF to experience the value of credit union membership and he was committed to The Partnership FCU’s mission.
Alex brings to the Board of Directors extensive experience in accounting, finance and analysis. He also volunteers as Chair of the NSF Fitness Facility. Alex earned a Bachelor of Science from Salisbury University.
Pam Hawkins brings to her role as Secretary of The Partnership Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors the passion for the community that the Credit Union serves – those who advance and promote the interests of the public. For more than thirty years of public service working for the National Science Foundation (NSF), Pam has served in various positions of leadership, and is currently the Branch Chief, Division of Grants and Agreements.
Pam shares the Credit Union’s belief in providing value through partnership and chooses to volunteer for The Partnership FCU because she views the community the Credit Union serves as family. She believes that members and the Credit Union share a personal relationship and members can count on the Credit Union to provide value to them in their financial lives.
Pam earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College and is currently pursuing her MBA. Pam is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute and member of the National Council of University Research Administrators.
Martin Henning brings to his role as a member of The Partnership Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors a passion to solve problems and make a difference. During his over 30 year career, Martin has continually sought opportunities to improve the areas in which he has worked. Early in his career he physically worked to rehabilitate houses in a family business. For the last 25 years, Martin has worked for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in leadership roles improving systems, processes, and teams.
For Martin, the Credit Union’s belief in providing value through partnership is a complement to his passion to solve problems and to improve things. He believes that it’s the job of the Credit Union to help members and their families live financially well, and that volunteers and employees should come together to help solve common financial problems for members. He believes, that it is this partnership and the personal relationships the Credit Union has with its members that sets it apart from other financial institutions.
Martin began serving on the Board in 2015. He earned his Master of Science in Information Systems Technology from George Washington University and his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of San Diego.
Bert Vint believes there is always a way to do good and that by remaining optimistic you can find a solution to any problem. He brings this belief to his role as a member of The Partnership FCU’s Board of Directors. For more than 40 years of public service as a Federal employee, 25 years with the Secret Service and now as the Acting Inspector General for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Bert has been finding ways to do good for the community the Credit Union serves – those who advance and promote the interests of the public.
Bert’s desire to do good is what led him to share the Credit Union’s belief in value through partnership. For him, with the Credit Union’s not-for-profit structure, each member can contribute to the financial success of the Credit Union and in turn, the Credit Union can contribute to the financial well-being of each member. Bert believes that because he has been a part of the community the Credit Union serves for many years, he can bring the view of the member to the Board, helping the Credit Union do more good for its members.
Bert started on the Credit Union’s loan review committee in 1991 and went onto Chair that committee for several years. Bert joined the Board of Directors for The Partnership FCU in 2011. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminology from the University of Maryland.
Tanguy de Carbonnières
Tanguy de Carbonnières’ personal philosophy is to approach each situation with attention, gratitude and respect. He believes in finding solutions for everyday challenges that work with the law and work in real life. Tanguy brings that notion to his role as a member of the Board of Directors for The Partnership Federal Credit Union.
Tanguy shares the Credit Union’s belief that everyone in our community deserves value through partnership. He trusts that at the Credit Union each member receives special attention is treated with respect and, above all that the Credit Union looks for ways to find workable solutions for members’ everyday financial challenges. For Tanguy, it is this collaboration to provide value that makes The Partnership FCU different from other financial institutions.
During his 25 year legal career, Tanguy has helped shape policy in many areas, ranging from intellectual property and enterprise risk to cyber security. He is currently serving as Associate General Counsel for Technology and Operations at Fannie Mae. Tanguy joined the Credit Union’s Board of Directors in 2016. He earned his LL.M. from American University in International Business Transactions, focusing on international intellectual property protection, and his Maitrise en Droit (Juris Doctorate equivalent) at the University of Paris II Assas.
John Forlines brings to his role as a member of The Partnership Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors his desire to examine an issue from all sides, question the tradeoffs and see the opportunity through the lens of the members. For nearly 30 years with Fannie Mae, John has held leadership positions overseeing credit risk management, internal audit and mortgage loan servicing, and currently serves as the Deputy Chief Risk Officer.
The Credit Union’s belief in providing value through partnership and the sense of belonging to a community is what first drew John to volunteer for The Partnership FCU. The not-for-profit structure and the fact that the Credit Union is a community of members not customers, makes him trust that members will get the best possible value from the Credit Union. He knows the value of credit unions first-hand, as his father was involved in chartering a credit union when John was growing up in North Carolina.
John joined The Partnership FCU’s Board of Directors in 2014. He earned his Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management from the University of Dallas and his Bachelor of Science from University of North Carolina. John is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina and the District of Columbia.
Karen Hughes’ personal philosophy is that interactions matter. At the end of the day, she wants others to feel valued and that’s why she chooses to volunteer as a member of the Board of Directors for The Partnership Federal Credit Union.
Karen shares the Credit Union’s belief that everyone in our community deserves value through partnership. She is proud of the fact that members truly have a relationship with the Credit Union and that it partners with them to help them achieve their financial goals.
During her more than 25 year career with the FDIC, Karen has worked in many leadership capacities and is now a Deputy Director in the Finance Division. Karen joined the Credit Union’s Board of Directors in 2007, bringing with her an extensive accounting background and experience in policy, process and controls. Karen earned a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Tech.