Larry Gerads

Your Credit Union wouldn’t be the success that it is without the hard work and dedication of the members who volunteer on the Board of Directors and the Supervisory Committee. Last quarter, we introduced you to three fantastic members of our Supervisory Committee. Today, we have the pleasure of introducing you to…

LARRY GERADS, Board of Directors, Member

Member of the Board of Directors since 2016
Member and President of Shopmen’s Local 516, Portland, OR

Positions Held: Started as a 2nd class helper and then became a machine operator. Went through a burning apprenticeship at Fought. Moved to Supreme Steel and is now Maintenance Supervisor.

Other Union Trades:
I was a Teamster when I was young.

Why is serving on the Credit Union Board important to you?
I love the direct connection between our credit union and our members. I know that we are helping many Ironworkers that others wouldn’t. We are very active in our community also. Working with Teri and her team is an awesome experience.

What makes you uniquely qualified to serve on the Credit Union Board?
I know Ironworkers, and the struggles many of us face. I have first-hand experience of what can be accomplished with financial guidance and support from our own credit union, and I’m very proud to share my experiences with our members.

How do you spend your free time? Riding my Harley.
If you could be a superhero, who would you be? Deadpool

What would you like members to know about you?
I am a 3rd generation Union member, and my daughter is also an Ironworker!


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