Meet our leadership team.

At First Service Credit Union, our mission statement: "To provide financial services that enhance member's lives," are more than words. It's the guiding principle that directs our actions and each business decision we make. From expansions, to new services, our members are always the top priority.

We're like you. We live in your community, and share the same hopes and dreams to grow and prosper. So we treat you like you we would want to be treated, and work by the mantra: Do the right thing, for the right reason, at the right time. For you, not profit.

Board of Directors

Kourtney Calhoun ,
Chair

Volunteer since 1996

Ms. Calhoun currently serves as the Chair of the Board. She has also served as Vice Chair and Chair of the Executive Compensation Committee.  She was previously Chair of the Board of El Paso Corporation Federal Credit Union, a 2013 merger partner with First Service Credit Union. Ms. Calhoun obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Houston Baptist University majoring in Accounting and Political Science. She has served in management positions with Tenneco, El Paso Corporation, and presently with Kinder Morgan, with a variety of responsibilities in Accounting, Information Technology, Pipeline Commercial Operations, and as Director - Records/Information Governance. Ms. Calhoun enjoys spending time with her family, especially her twin granddaughters and grandson who live in Austin.

Paul Love ,
Vice Chair

Volunteer since 1984

Mr. Love currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board, on the Asset and Liability Committee, and on the Information Technology Committee for First Service Credit Union. He served on the legacy First Service Credit Union Board since 1984 and held past positions there as the Chair and Vice Chair of the Board. Prior to his retirement in 2013, Mr. Love was the Director of Electronic Customer Services for Kinder Morgan. He is now active in the Westbury Baptist Church, where he has served on numerous financial and administrative committees.

Tom Bullard ,
Secretary

Volunteer since 2018

Mr. Bullard has been a credit union member for nearly 30 years and currently serves as Secretary of the Board. He served on the Advisory Committee for two years before joining as a full-time director. Both in his volunteer roles at the credit union and at SNC-Lavalin, Mr. Bullard is committed to furthering excellent member service and an engaged culture through teamwork, creativity, and attention to detail. As Vice President for SNC-Lavalin’s Oil & Gas Sector, Mr. Bullard is responsible for all operations in the United States of America, Latin America, and the Caribbean regions. He joined the SNC-Lavalin team in 2014 after spending 23 years with KBR. Mr. Bullard holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Business Management from Texas A&M University and spent eight years working on foreign assignments. Mr. Bullard has been married for over 20 years, and he and his wife have three children together.

Doug Esmond ,
Treasurer

Volunteer since 1990

Mr. Esmond is currently serving as Treasurer on the Board and is Chair of the Supervisory Committee for First Service Credit Union. In the past, he has served on the Executive Compensation Committee and the Loan Committee, and he was the Chair of the Board for legacy Right Choice Credit Union. He is a Tax Director for EOG Resources, Inc., and prior to that, he worked for KBR/Halliburton for 13 years. Doug has been a member of the credit union since 1993. He is the proud parent of two grown children and two grandchildren. He enjoys golf, working out, running, hunting, motorcycling, and snow skiing. He has a BBA in Accounting from Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas State University) and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Texas.

Wayne Taylor ,
Director

Volunteer since 1982

Mr. Taylor currently serves on the Board of Directors and has been an active Director for almost all of his over 40 years of credit union membership. He has served on most of the credit union’s standing committees at some time or another and has served three terms as Chair of the Board. He spent 25 years in the Credit Department with Brown & Root and then managing American Express Travel Card Program with ESG/Halliburton. His years of credit-oriented service have put him in good stead to monitor the finances of the credit union during several tumultuous financial periods since the 1980s. Now retired, Wayne devotes his time to gardening, playing senior softball, and volunteering with several charities and his church.

David Itz ,
Director

Volunteer since 1994

Mr. Itz currently serves on the Board of Directors of First Service Credit Union and is Chair of the Asset and Liability Committee. Over the years, he has served as the Chair of the Board, on the Supervisory Committee, and on the Executive Compensation Committee. Mr. Itz has over 40 years of experience in the energy industry and is now retired. A native of San Antonio, he earned his bachelor’s in Geology and Economics from Rice University and then held professional and management positions with El Paso Natural Gas, Texas Utilities, Houston Industries (now CenterPoint Energy and NRG), and Calpine Corporation. Mr. Itz still keeps a hand in business serving as Member/Manager of Energetic Properties, LLC. Mr. Itz’s spare time is spent serving on nonprofit boards, and he is currently Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Houston Community College Foundation and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the School of Social Sciences at Rice University.

Janet Hill ,
Director

Volunteer since 2001

Ms. Hill currently serves as a Board Director, and she has served as Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary of the Board and as Chair of the Executive Compensation Committee and other committees since 2001. Ms. Hill served in similar capacities with Legacy Right Choice Credit Union. As a career employee with KBR, she had responsibilities for a variety of positions in the Procurement, Human Resources, and Dispute Resolution Departments. Her professional memberships include the Society for Human Resource Management and International Ombudsman Association. Now retired, she loves to travel and spend time with family and her two Cocker Spaniels at the lake.

Dominique Marshall Varner ,
Director

Volunteer since 2021

Ms. Varner, a member of the credit union’s Supervisory Committee, was elected to the First Service Board of Directors in 2021. Professionally, she is a partner with Hughes Watters Askanase, LLP., where she works closely with credit unions, mortgage servicing companies, and other nonbank lenders. Ms. Varner has been the Co-Managing Partner of the firm’s Default Servicing Division for over 15 years, and she has garnered extensive experience with lending and finance through her current role. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Finance from UT – Austin in 1990, and she completed her Juris Doctorate program at the South Texas College of Law in 1994. Ms. Varner was recognized by the State Bar of Texas the same year and has been Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2006.

Advisory Committee

Andrea Mangiavacchi ,
Committee Member

Volunteer since 1999

Supervisory Committee

Doug Esmond ,
Committee Chair

Volunteer since 1990

Mack Mayhew ,
Committee Member

Volunteer since 2007

Doug Chee ,
Committee Member

Volunteer since 2007

Brett Rychel ,
Committee Member

Volunteer since 2020

Dominique Marshall Varner ,
Committee Member

Volunteer since 2020

Executive Leadership Team

Dave Bleazard ,
President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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Dave Bleazard is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of First Service Credit Union. He joined the company in 2004 to head a three-branch organization with assets of less than $100 million. Under his leadership, First Service has grown into a full-service financial institution with assets over $700 million.

As a leader in the credit union movement, Mr. Bleazard has directed the growth and diversification of First Service which currently represents over 140 sponsoring companies and organizations with over 50,000 active members. Mr. Bleazard was the driving force behind First Service’s state-of-the-art online membership and loan applications. A visionary with hands-on experience in day-to-day operations, Mr. Bleazard exemplifies his organization’s motto of “Outstanding Service” for First Service members.

Prior to joining First Service, Mr. Bleazard spent nine years at Members Choice Credit Union and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Brigham Young University in 1992. Bleazard is the father to six children and has been married to his wife, Suzanne, for 28 years.

David Dang ,
Chief Information Officer (CIO)

David Dang is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at First Service Credit Union. He joined the leadership team at First Service in 2017. His role as CIO includes the management of the credit union’s technology infrastructure and data security.

He has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, having held positions managing the technology and information systems at several other credit unions before joining First Service. Mr. Dang has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Houston with a minor in Drafting. In his spare time, he likes fishing, flipping houses, enjoying good food, and staying up to date with the latest technology.

Frank Halstead ,
Chief Risk Officer (CRO)

Frank Halstead is the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at First Service Credit Union. He joined the leadership team at First Service in 2012. As CRO, he oversees the risk management, investment services, and support services of the credit union.

Mr. Halstead has more than 15 years of experience in management for the financial services industry. Before joining First Service, he was Vice President of Information Technology at Arrowhead Credit Union in San Bernardino, California and Assistant Vice President of Information Technology at PFF Bank & Trust in Pomona.

Prior to his entry into financial services, Frank served in the U.S. Army as an aircraft weapons system technician, where he received training in electronics fundamentals and military leadership. He is an Operation Desert Storm veteran and also served two tours of duty in Germany during the Cold War period.

Mr. Halstead has a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management from DeVry University and a Master of Business Administration from University of Redlands. He is certified in Credit Union Executive Leadership from the South Southwest CUNA Management School.

Sonya Harris ,
Chief Lending Officer (CLO)

Sonya Harris is the Chief Lending Officer (CLO) for First Service Credit Union and is responsible for the lending and collection functions, which include research and development of new loan products and services, policy and procedure development, budgeting, regulatory compliance review, in addition to other daily activities.

She started her credit union career in 2000 and is a passionate advocate for the credit union movement. Prior to joining First Service Credit Union in 2020, Ms. Harris most recently worked at People’s Trust Federal Credit Union where she served as Chief Lending and Operations Officer. In that role she was responsible for branch operations, compliance, lending, sales, support services, and the contact center. Sonya also currently serves as a Board Member for the Houston Chapter of Credit Unions, and an Executive Committee Member for the Cornerstone Credit Union League Lending Council.

Sonya earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University, and she is certified as a Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE) and Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC). She enjoys watching sports, coaching youth volleyball and basketball, and spending time with her husband, four children, and pets.

Jana Heaton ,
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Jana Heaton is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at First Service Credit Union. She is responsible for the financial and accounting functions of the credit union and was instrumental in the design of the month-end financial reporting package automation at First Service. Before joining First Service Credit Union in 2010 to work on special projects, Ms. Heaton spent over 35 years working in financial institutions. While working she earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance in 1988 from the University of Louisiana.

Her credit union career started in 1990, and she has never looked back. Credit unions are truly a movement and home to Ms. Heaton. In her career she has worked in nearly all back office functions of a financial institution and has worked at the executive level for over 20 years. She earned her Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) designation from CUNA Management School in 1996. Ms. Heaton has also earned her Toastmasters Competent Leader designation.

She is an avid animal lover and is active in rescue and rehabilitation of homeless animals.

Jon Shurtz ,
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) & In-House Counsel

Jon Shurtz is the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and In-House Counsel for First Service Credit Union. He joined First Service in 2018 and brings 12 years of legal, business, and project management experience with one of the world’s largest financial services companies, a privately held construction firm, and a Fortune 150 energy corporation. Jon oversees the legal aspects of the credit union and manages the Human Resources and Facilities Departments.

Jon earned a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from Brigham Young University and a Juris Doctor degree from Oklahoma City University. He is admitted to practice law in Texas and Florida. Jon and his wife, Meghan, have 7 children – 3 boys and 4 girls.

A passionate sports fan, particularly high school and college football as well as March Madness, Jon enjoys cheering for his teams, fishing, volunteering at his church, spending time with his family, and enjoying good food.

Daniel Souers ,
Chief Experience Officer (CXO)

Daniel Souers is the Chief Experience Officer (CXO) of First Service Credit Union. He joined the credit union in 2016 to lead the Marketing Department, and he has since played an important part of shaping the credit union’s internal culture and member experience. Daniel’s role covers many areas of the member experience, including marketing, the Service Center, and professional development. With the help of his leadership, First Service continues to expand its reach online and in the community.

Before joining First Service, Mr. Souers managed marketing for one of the largest credit unions in Alabama, and he has over 10 years of marketing and management experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing Management, and he graduated from CUNA Management School in 2019. He is originally from Mississippi, and he now enjoys life in Houston with his wife, Lauren, and their five children.