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WCU's 2020 Annual Meeting

Mark your calendars!

Thursday, March 26th 2020 6pm 

Corporate Offices, Las Vegas | 2775 S Rainbow Blvd

All members are invited to attend, review the 2019 Annual Report, and participate in the election for the open positions on the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee has nominated incumbent board members Craig Hawkins and Curtis Ching for re-election of a three-year term, and Michael Huettner for re-election of a two-year term. Any petitions for additional nominations must be filed with the Secretary of the Board by 2/3/20.


Craig Hawkins

Mr. Hawkins has been a member of WestStar Credit Union since 1978.  In 1980 he was appointed to be a member of the Credit Committee of the Credit Union where he served faithfully until being elected to the Board of Directors in 1985.  He has been employed in various aspects of Financial Management in the Gaming industry.  He began his career with the Summa Corporation when he was hired by the Desert Inn Hotel in 1978 as a Staff Accountant.  He has since retired from fulltime employment in 2008 where he last served as the Director of Finance for the Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino.  As a native Las Vegan and an UNLV graduate he has remained active in the Las Vegas community.  He is currently serving as the Treasurer for the local Chapter of the Southern Nevada Sigma Chi Alumni Association which supports UNLV philanthropic endeavors.  He is a past President of the local chapter of the International Association of Hospitality Accountants.


Curtis Ching

Mr. Ching has a broad business background and has worked in both the private and public sectors.  Over his professional career, Mr. Ching has developed a specialization for assisting organizations develop and implement strategic plans, operational plans and performance management systems.  In addition to these skills, Mr. Ching has expertise in the areas of financial planning and analysis, budgeting, business process re-engineering and project management.  Mr. Ching graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.


Michael Huettner

Mr. Huettner has been a member of WestStar Credit Union since 2006 and joined the Audit Committee in 2018. In 2019, he was appointed to join the WestStar Credit Union’s Board of Directors. Mr. Huettner holds the position of Director of Catering & Conference Management at the Venetian, where he oversees one of the largest and most profitable banquet operations in the world. Prior to that, he gained international experience in London (Grosvenor House on Park Lane) and in Austria. He speaks four languages, including German, French, and Italian. The Huettners now call Las Vegas home, where they enjoy the great outdoors and the proximity of McCarran Airport. They are raising three boys. Family interests are skiing, mountain biking, and traveling, amongst other things.


For information on filing and petition rules, please contact the President's Office at (702) 791-4777, ext. 5511