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Meet TruWest’s Executive Committee

TruWest’s Executive Committee manages the operations of the Board of Directors and facilitates high-level decisions affecting the Credit Union. It is comprised of four members: Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.


Member since 1982
Term through 2021
Located in Arizona

Tom Cummiskey

Executive Committee Chairman

Tom is the Global Logistics Finance Manager at Avnet. Previously, he worked for General Dynamics (formerly Motorola) for 30 years where his final position was Division Controller. He has a B.S. in Accounting, is a Certified Public Accountant, and has 36 years of experience in the financial industry.

Tom has been a TruWest member for 32 years and is completing his 30th year as a TruWest (formerly MECU-West) volunteer. He is a Certified Credit Union Director and has completed the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) Volunteer Achievement Program. His leadership roles on the Board include Chairman of the Supervisory Committee, Treasurer, Vice Chairman and Chairman. He has also been a recipient of the Rose Mofford Credit Union Volunteer of the Year award given to just one Arizona credit union volunteer for individual distinguished services.


Member since 1986
Term through 2019
Located in Arizona

Rick O’Connor

Executive Committee Vice Chairman

Rick is the Director of Finance and Compliance for Avnet’s Technology Solutions Division based in Tempe, Arizona. Prior to his position at Avnet, Rick worked at Motorola SPS for 13 years in various finance positions, including Internal Auditor, Manager of Accounts Receivable and Manager of Credit. He earned an undergraduate degree in Business Management from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree from Arizona State University.

Rick has served multiple terms on the TruWest Credit Union Board—previously as Chair of the Supervisory Committee.


Member since 1988
Term through 2020
Located in Arizona

Tim Niesz

Executive Committee Secretary

Tim retired from Motorola in 2002 after serving the company for almost 39 years. During his time with Motorola he held a variety of leadership and manufacturing positions. He became the Human Resources (HR) Department Manager and moved up to VP and Director. Tim held international positions in manufacturing and HR, including VP and Director of HR for Asia Pacific. And, for the last five years with Motorola, he handled acquisitions, divestitures and joint venture formulation. Along with his extensive work experience, Tim holds a B.S. in Business Management with a primary focus in HR.


Member since 1987
Term through 2020
Located in Arizona

Scott Johs

Executive Committee Treasurer

Scott has been a volunteer with TruWest Credit Union for more than 15 years, including the past ten years serving on the Board of Directors and nine years as Chairman of the Supervisory Committee and Treasurer. Scott has a B.S. in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. He has worked in various finance roles and has significant experience with financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting; financial systems planning and implementation; and overall financial management. Although Scott’s current position is Finance Manager for General Dynamics Mission Systems, he has held various other finance management, planning and analyst positions in his 25+ years with Motorola and General Dynamics.