Credit Union CEO Elected to City Council
Mendell Thompson, president/CEO of the 54,000-member, $287 million America’s Christian Credit Union has been elected to the city council of Glendora, Calif., where the credit union is headquartered.
The 104-year-old Los Angeles suburb, which has a population of 51,000, held its election for the public office on March 3. After the semi-official ballot count, Thompson earned a seat with the second-highest number of votes.
The race pitted two incumbents against four challengers, including Thompson, for three open seats. The final recount conducted on March 17 confirmed the final three to join City Council were Mendell Thompson, Gary Boyer and Judy Nelson.
"We are so very proud that Mendell is the first credit union CEO in the state of California to obtain such a position,” Diana Dykstra, president/CEO of the California Credit Union League, commented.
“I look forward to representing the residents of this city well and helping to build a future for this great city, keeping their incredible heritage and community values intact,” Thompson said.
Thompson has lived in Glendora for 30 years and raised two children there, according to the credit union. The credit union brought 220 jobs to the community when, under Thompson’s leadership, it moved its headquarters there.