Board of Directors
Chair of the Board
Karen Hart, CAE, CUDE started her career with credit unions in June 1979 with the Texas Credit Union League now Cornerstone Credit Union League. She has spent the last 35 years serving credit unions in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico in many different capacities.
Karen is currently the Executive Vice President, Chief Member Service Officer and Chief Financial Officer for the Cornerstone Credit Union League and CU Resources, Inc. These responsibilities include the day to day management of the Trade Association activities including, Training & Education, Asset Liability Management, CU Development, Communications & Public Relations, Field Staff, Small CU Development, Accounting, Business Center, Technology and Research. Karen also serves as the CFO for the Credit Union Association of New Mexico and provides back office support for that association.
Karen served on the Board of Directors for Metroplex Credit Union for over 10 years. She held positions of Secretary/Treasurer, Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Board. Karen currently serves on the supervisory audit committee and Board of Directors for Resource One Credit Union.
Vice Chair of the Board
Greg Blunt has been a member of Resource One Credit Union for more than 30 years. Mr. Blunt was appointed to the Board in 2000 and has served as Vice-Chairman of the Board and as a member of the Asset Liability Management Committee, Executive Committee, and Succession Planning Committee for several years.
Mr. Blunt is a second generation Board member having succeeded his father, Bill Blunt, as a member of the board. He is currently Senior Vice President of CAGE, Inc. – a diversified engineering and consulting company providing baggage, gate, and ground support services to the aviation industry. Mr. Blunt earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1987 and his MBA from Amberton University in 1993. Mr. Blunt is a resident of Plano, Texas.
Chris Degelia is a Dallas native who grew up in the credit union family. His father, Jasper, worked for Sears, Roebuck and held a board position at the credit union. Mr. Degelia has spent the past 20 years working in the Telecommunications Industry where he has held various sales and business development positions with MCI, Qwest, and Zayo. He is currently employed by InnerCity FiberNet where he is General Manager.
Mr. Degelia attended El Centro College where he studied Criminal Justice. He has been a member-owner of Resource One since 1973 and is very excited to volunteer and give back to the credit union which has always been a part of his family. He serves on the board for Resource One Credit Union as a member of the Executive Committee and the Succession Planning Committees. Mr. Degelia is a resident of Rowlett.
Janey Appia has been a member of Resource One Credit Union for over 25 years. She serves on the Executive Board of the SER jobs for Progress chairing the Program and Planning Committee. Ms. Appia also serves on the board for Resource One Credit Union as the Audit Committee Chairwoman; Board Development Chairwoman and CEO Search Committee Chairwoman.
A Dallas native and 1974 graduate of SER- Jobs for Progress National, Ms. Appia trained as a bilingual secretary and worked as an interpreter and executive secretary before joining 7-Eleven, Inc. in 1982. Ms. Appia received a B.A.S. in Business Administration from Ashford University. She quickly moved up the ranks and is currently Manager, Customer Relations at 7-Eleven, Inc.
Keith began his credit union service with the General American Oil Federal Credit Union (GAOFCU) in Dallas, Texas where he served as Chairman of the Board until its subsequent merger into Resource One Credit Union. Keith has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Resource One since 1987. He currently serves as Chairman of the Asset Liability Management Committee. Keith has a B.S. in Physics and an M.S. in Geophysics from Stanford University. He also has an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Willson resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Mr. Gant is managing partner of sports and entertainment boutique law firm Gant & Hicks, PLLC. Having practiced law in Dallas for over twenty-five years, Mr. Gant’s current practice focuses on representing high net worth individuals. Mr. Gant provides legal advice on numerous issues, including business formation, contract negotiations, real estate transactions, estate planning, probate matters, and ethical compliance.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Gant worked for Xerox Corporation in Houston and Dallas, Texas, and managed financial accounting for a major hospital corporation in San Antonio and Garland, Texas.
Mr. Gant earned degrees at the University of Texas School of Law (J.D.), and the University of North Texas (M.B.A. and B.B.A. in Finance).
Tony Goebel has been a member of Resource One Credit Union for more than 30 years. He has served on the board for more than 25 years with several terms as Board Chairman. He currently serves on the board for Resource One Credit Union as Chairman of the Board of Directors and as an Executive Committee Member.
Mr. Goebel served in the U.S. Air Force and is a Vietnam veteran. He earned a B.B.A. in Quantitative Analysis from Southern Methodist University in 1970. He was employed by 7-Eleven, Inc. for more than 20 years as the Manager of Payroll and Benefits Accounting. He has been retired since 2000. He resides in Dallas.
Jean Manuel has been a member of Resource One Credit Union for more than 25 years. She currently serves as Chairwoman of the Audit Committee and has served on the Policy/Bylaw Review Committee for Resource One. Ms. Manuel has served as a Board member for the Dallas Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and was past President of that chapter. She currently serves as a volunteer on the Advisory Council for the national ACFE headquarters in Austin. The ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and is a provider of anti-fraud training and education.
Ms. Manuel has over 30 years’ experience in accounting, auditing, fraud investigations, and forensic accounting. She is currently an investigator and forensic accountant for a federal government agency.
Ms. Manuel received her B.S.B.A. degree with a major in Accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1985. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified in Forensic Financials. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of CPAs, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.