J. David Bleazard
President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
David 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.
You may contact David at DBleazard@FSCU.com.
Executive Vice President (EVP)
Mike McWethy is the Executive Vice President (EVP) of First Service Credit Union and also serves as the President of its subsidiary, eCU Mortgage, LLC. He joined the credit union in 2006 to lead the sales and operations of the organization. Mike’s expertise over the years covers many areas such as branch operations, compliance, marketing, sales, digital engagement, and organizational development. With the help of his leadership, First Service continues to expand its reach online and in the community.
Mr. McWethy’s previous work experience includes two other credit unions and management in the technical division of a large corporate bank. He is originally from the Dallas-Fort Worth area where he graduated from CUNA Management School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and enjoys life in the Houston area with his wife, Heather, and four children.
You can reach out to Mike at MMcWethy@FSCU.com.
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.
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.
Debi E. Little
Chief Lending Officer (CLO)
Debra Little 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.
Ms. Little has over 35 years of experience in the credit union industry. She joined First Service Credit Union in September 2003. Prior to that, she was with Member Source Credit Union for 21 years where she implemented programs such as student loans, first mortgages, home improvement loans, and credit cards through a third party before later bringing the credit cards in-house, to name a few.
Debra received the prestigious Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) designation from CUNA Management School in November of 2000 and was named one of the Credit Union Executive Society (CUES) Rising 100.
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
John Jackson is the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of First Service Credit Union. John is a licensed attorney in Texas and Florida, and he also serves as First Service’s in-house legal counsel. He focuses on risk management through the analysis of regulatory, compliance, and legal issues and the revision and development of the credit union’s procedures addressing those issues. He performs and manages the credit union’s transactional legal work, manages the litigation efforts of outside counsel, and reviews all the credit union’s contractual relationships. As CAO, he is also responsible for facilities management and business development via the Small Business Administration Lending Department.
John joined the credit union in early 2015 after working at one of Texas’ premier credit union-focused law firms. John earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Dallas where he graduated with high honors. He earned his Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Arkansas, where he served on The Arkansas Law Review. Before becoming an attorney, John worked as a project manager in the residential construction industry where he developed both land and improvements.
John enjoys spending time outdoors at his ranch in rural Texas with his wife, Ashley, and their four children.
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 as well as the training and human resources departments.
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.
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