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Notice of Annual Meeting

ESL Federal Credit Union announces that its annual meeting of members will be held on Monday, January 24, 2022, at 4 p.m. at the Credit Union’s Corporate Headquarters, 225 Chestnut Street, Rochester, New York.

The Nominating and Governance Committee of ESL Federal Credit Union has selected nominees for vacancies on the Board of Directors. The nominees for the positions, together with their qualifications and biographical data, are:

Victoria G. Hines
Director, member of Compensation Committee

Ms. Hines is the Chief Operating Officer for the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group and Vice President, University of Rochester Medical Center. In those roles, she manages access to primary care and specialty care across the twelve county UR Medicine system. She is actively engaged in redesigning the system of care and has served in leadership roles across the local healthcare system, including 13 years as the President and CEO of Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester and Monroe County and 7 years as the Associate Dean at the University of Rochester School of Nursing. Ms. Hines has served as the Board Chair for several organizations devoted to advocacy and access to quality services for seniors, including Lifespan, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Home Care Association of New York, and the Finger Lakes Visiting Nurse Service. She has been honored as the 2005 CEO of the Year by the Public Relations Society of America, as an Athena Award finalist in 2011 and 2012, and in 2011 received the Ruth F. Wilson award from the Home Care Association of New York in recognition of a career devoted to improving access to quality home care. Ms. Hines earned her master’s degree in Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Virginia. She lives in Fairport and is proud that all three of her adult children have chosen to build their careers here in Rochester.

Faheem A. Masood
Director, President & Chief Executive Officer, member Executive & Nominating and Governance Committee

Mr. Masood serves as President & CEO of ESL Federal Credit Union, assuming this leadership position in March 2016. Prior to his present position, ESL appointed Faheem President & COO in May 2012. In that role, he directed the personal banking, business banking, and wealth management lines of business, which include ESL Investment Services, LLC (ISLLC), operations, lending center, marketing, branch and contact center, and corporate planning. Faheem launched his career at ESL in 1991 as a senior financial analyst and was later named manager of financial planning and analysis in 1994. He was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer (1997) of ESL Investment Services, LLC (ISLLC). Three years later, he was also named vice president/corporate product development and in 2003, he was promoted again to senior vice president/marketplace director. Faheem received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Allegheny College and earned an MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Active in the community, Faheem serves on the board of directors of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Greater Rochester, Geva Theatre Center, and Lifetime Health Care Companies and its Rochester Regional Advisory Board. He also serves on the Finger Lakes Region Economic Development Council, as well as the New York and National Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank.

Diana L. Nole
Director, member of Compensation Committee and Executive Committee

Ms. Nole is EVP and GM of Nuance’s Healthcare division, which is focused on improving the overall physician-patient experience through cutting-edge AI technology applications. Ms. Nole has held numerous executive and leadership roles, serving as the CEO of Wolters Kluwers’ Healthcare division and president of Carestream’s Digital Medical Solutions business. In May of 2020, Ms. Nole became the first female Chair of the Board of Trustees of St. John Fisher College. Ms. Nole also serves on the Board of the medical device company, Exactech. In recognition of her accomplishments and contributions, Ms. Nole was named to Rochester's Top "40 Leaders Under 40," was a finalist for both the Athena Award and Technology Woman of the Year Award, and named to Women Innovating in Health IT, 50 Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT, and Female Health IT Company CEO's to Know. Ms. Nole holds an MBA from the University of Rochester's Simon Business School and a B.A. in Computer Science and Mathematics from SUNY-Potsdam.

Nominations for the vacancies may also be made by petition signed by 500 members. Each nominee by petition shall submit with the petition a statement of qualifications and biographical data similar to the statement prepared by each nominee submitted by the Nominating and Governance Committee. The nominating petitions shall be accompanied by a signed certificate from each nominee stating that he or she is agreeable to the nomination and will serve if elected to office.

Completed petition forms must be returned to the Board Secretary no later than 5 p.m. on December 10, 2021.

In the event there is only one nominee for each position to be filled, then the election will not be conducted by ballot and there will be no nominations from the floor. Further, in the event there is more than one nominee for any position to be filled, voting instructions will be provided to all members eligible to vote, ages 18 and older, no later than December 24, 2021.

Members who join the Credit Union or become age 18 after December 1, 2021, are not eligible to vote until the next annual election.