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Meet the Supervisory Committee

The Supervisory Committee plays an important role in TruWest Credit Union’s governance. They ensure we operate in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and state Department of Financial Institutions (DFI). They also make sure that the plans, policies and procedures set forth by the Board of Directors are properly administered.

If you’d like to be considered for a position on the Supervisory Committee, submit your application here.

 

Member since 1993
Term through 2019
Located in Arizona

Steve Benton

Supervisory Committee Chairperson

Steve Benton is an Arizona native, originally raised in Tucson and residing in the Phoenix metro area since 1993. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Accounting & Finance and has over 20 years of experience in various corporate Finance & Accounting roles. Most recently, Steve has served as the VP of Finance for Record to Report Operations for Xerox Services, where he started in 2005. Prior to Xerox, Steve worked for Freescale Semiconductor in operational finance roles in manufacturing and various business units. He began his career with General Dynamics (formerly Motorola), where he spent four years in Finance.

Steve joined the TruWest Supervisory Committee in October 2016 and has been a Credit Union member since 1993. Steve is happy to be serving TruWest in a capacity where can now give back to an organization that highly values its members. Steve enjoys various activities during his free time, including being an avid trail runner, spending time on the numerous trails around town. He also enjoys outdoor cooking, yoga, mountain biking and traveling.


Member since 2011
Term through 2020
Located in Arizona

Rebecca Plantz

Rebecca Plantz has lived in the Phoenix metro area since moving to Arizona in 1993. Originally from Wisconsin, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics and Journalism and will complete her Master of Business Administration in February 2020. Rebecca has a diverse range of experience spanning communications, government relations, technology implementation, technology management, cybersecurity, risk management, compliance, quality management, program management, analytics and cross-functional leadership. She’s worked in complex, matrix environments in public, non-profit and private sectors, domestically and abroad, as well as starting and running successful entrepreneurial ventures. Her industry experience primarily includes agriculture, legal services, financial services, and healthcare.

Rebecca joined the TruWest Supervisory Committee in September 2019 and has been a TruWest member since 2011. Growing up on a dairy farm, she learned at an early age to value member-driven communities that can be found in agricultural cooperatives, credit unions and associations, and is excited to have this opportunity to contribute to the credit union community and movement. At home, Rebecca enjoys hiking with her three rescue dogs, D’Artagnon, Porthos and Athos, as well as reading, swimming, yoga and cooking.


Member since 1997
Term through 2021
Located in Arizona

Brian Pickett

Brian Pickett has lived in the Phoenix metro area since moving back to Arizona in 1997. Originally from California, he graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He has over 30 years’ experience in various corporate IT roles. Most recently, Brian has served as the Head of Managed Services Americas at Hitachi Vantara.

Brian joined the TruWest Supervisory Committee in September 2019 and has been a TruWest member since 1997. Brian is excited to be serving TruWest in a capacity where he can help give back to the credit union. Brian enjoys various activities in his free time, including being an AIA official during high school swim seasons.