Below is a list of the candidates for this election along with some biographical information for each. Click here when you are ready to vote.
Marquetta White (Incumbent)

Mesa, AZ | Member 38 years | Current Board Director Service 30 Years
Marquetta is currently a Board Director at OneAZ and previously served on the Supervisory Committee. Ms. White was employed as Assistant Director, Taxpayer Services at Arizona Department of Revenue.

"As a long-time credit union advocate, I am proud to serve OneAZ Credit Union. I am dedicated to ensuring that we live up to our ideals as a cooperative institution by offering technology and personalized services to support the community and our members. Community service is my focus following many years working in taxation. I use experience in finance, customer service and information technology to promote advancements for the credit union. I hold master's degrees in business and social work, along with certificates as a Credit Union Board Member and Financial Social Worker. My efforts locally and internationally led to being selected at the national level to serve on the Volunteer Leadership Committee and being honored with the Athena award from the World Council of Credit Union's Global Women's Leadership Network. I ask for your support to continue this work."

Sam Wheeler (Incumbent)

Flagstaff, AZ | Member 45 years | Current Board Director Service 27 years
Sam is currently Board Director at OneAZ. Mr. Wheeler was previously employed as Executive Director of University Services at Arizona State University.

"Dear fellow members,

I served the Army 3 years, NAU 28 years, ASU 12 years, my local animal shelter 5 years, and our Credit Union 27 years. I enjoy helping organizations and their associates achieve their goals. Our CU strives to make a difference! At OneAZ we believe we exist to serve our members, associates, and the communities we serve. We have grown assets to over $3.2 billion and have increased staff to over 500 to better serve you. Our OneAz foundation has given back over 1 million dollars to nonprofits in our communities. It has been rewarding to watch this organization flourish in Arizona. I am asking for your vote so that I may continue to serve you by making OneAZ the best financial institution in Arizona."

Shane Siren

Mesa, AZ I Member 44 Years I Past Board Director Service 23 Years
Shane previously served on the OneAZ Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee. Mr. Siren was previously employed as Arizona State Government Public Information Officer.

" Banking at its best! Superior services including attractive loan and savings rates, innovative branch and mobile banking strategies, enhanced cybersecurity, and latest digital technology make OneAZ first class. I applaud our amazing associates and management team for their operational excellence! As a Director, including leadership roles of Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Treasurer, I've had the pleasure of helping members achieve financial needs, goals, and dreams. I embrace OneAZ's remarkable tradition of "People Helping People," and I'm passionate about improving the lives of members and their communities. My marketing, financial management, and public service background is a highly valuable resource, along with ASU, Oxford University, and earning University of Toronto's prestigious "Certified Credit Union Director" award. You have my commitment to OneAZ's rock-solid financial soundness, visionary leadership, and integrity. I ask for your vote so I can continue helping OneAZ deliver exceptional value now and into the future. Thank you, Shane "

Pearlette J. Ramos, Ph.D., J.D. (Incumbent)

Avondale, AZ | Member 13 years | Current Board Director Service 3 years
Pearlette is currently Board Secretary at OneAZ. Dr. Ramos is employed as a Corporate Compliance Officer at State of Arizona.

"I am passionate about financial health and well-being for all and ensuring that OneAZ offers products and services that helps its members achieve their financial goals," said Dr. Ramos.

Dr. Ramos oversees regulatory and contractual compliance of a $2.7 billion managed care organization and is a dedicated community volunteer. Prior to joining the OneAZ Board in 2020, she served on the Littleton Elementary School District (#65) Board, was an ethics professor for Grand Canyon University and aided various community boards for the City of Avondale. She loves spending time with her two adult daughters, traveling extensively and is currently producing a documentary film entitled, "The (Extra)Ordinary Women." The film uses Mt. Kilimanjaro as a physical structure and metaphor for overcoming personal battles with seemingly unsurmountable challenges—like overcoming trauma, ending violence, and ensuring justice.

Dr. Ramos earned her law degree from Case Western Reserve University and doctorate from Saybrook University.