Leadership

Bonnie Burrell has served on Dade County Federal Credit Union’s Board for over 28 years and has been Chairman since 2003. She has served as a member of the Credit Union’s Asset/Liability Management Committee since 1996. Prior to that, Mrs. Burrell was a Supervisory Committee member for 6 years. She is a current member of the Credit Union Executive Society, the Directors’ Education Forum, and NAFCU’s Education Committee. Mrs. Burrell completed the Asset/Liability Management Program at the University of Missouri and completed the Credit Union National Association’s Board of Directors certification course. She also attended the Directors’ Leadership Institute at the London School of Business where she received her Certified Credit Union Director’s designation. She is a past President of Greater Miami Chapter of Florida Women in Government and was State Chairperson of the FWIG Policies & Procedures Committee. Mrs. Burrell’s last position with the County before she retired was Administrative Coordinator in the County Manager’s Office.

Thelma Johnson has served on Dade County Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors for over 27 years. She served as Chair of the Board in 1998 and at that time was a member of the National Association of Credit Union Chairmen. Prior to that, she served on the Supervisory Committee for three years. She is a current member of the Credit Union Executive Society and the Directors’ Educational Forum. Mrs. Johnson attended the Directors’ Leadership Institute at the London School of Business where she received her Certified Credit Union Director’s designation. Mrs. Johnson’s last position with the County before she retired was Administrative Officer for the Miami-Dade Community Action Agency. She is a graduate of both Florida A & M University with a B.S. Degree in Business and the University of Miami with a Master’s Degree in Education.

Mario Garcia was appointed and later elected to Dade County Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors. Before, he served on Dade County Federal’s Supervisory Committee for thirteen years as Secretary. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora. Mr. Garcia graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and from Florida International University with a Master’s Degree of Science in Management. He was formerly an Adjunct Professor at Florida International University and St. Thomas University teaching in the Graduate School of Engineering and School of Business and Economics. Mr. Garcia is also a former member of the Dade County Public Schools System Citizen’s Advisory Committee. Mr. Garcia retired after 32 years of service with Miami Dade County Transit, where his last position was Chief, Planning and Development Division.

Harry Wright has served on Dade County Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors for over 20 years. He served as Chairman from 1997 to 1998. Prior to that, he served on the Credit Committee for three years. He is also a current member of the Credit Union Executive Society and the Directors’ Educational Forum. Mr. Wright attended the Directors’ Leadership Institute at the London School of Business where he received his Certified Credit Union Director’s designation. Mr. Wright retired after 36 years with Miami­Dade Police Department. His last position with the MDPD was Detective in the Crime Prevention Unit.

George Joseph is the President, CEO, and Director of Dade County Federal Credit Union. With 30 years of experience working with financial institutions, 20 years specifically within the Credit Union industry, Mr. Joseph has worked extensively with the National Credit Union Administration and in 1998 joined Dade County Federal Credit Union as Executive Vice President. In November 2000, he was appointed President/CEO, a title he still holds today. He is also a member of the Board of Directors. He is a graduate of Andrews University with a BBA in Accounting. Mr. Joseph works closely with a number of charitable organizations where he has served in various capacities, including Chairman of both March for Babies and Juvenile Diabetes Foundations.