President's Message, Board of Directors, and Supervisory Committee

President's Message

Dear Members,president

At The Summit, our member-owners and their financial needs are our top priority. We pride ourselves on being a large credit union that still holds true to traditional credit union values. Your voice and vote guides the direction of the credit union meaning that we're here for you, we work for you, and we'll do everything in our power to ensure that your relationship with The Summit is a positive and rewarding one through every phase of your life.

If you're already a Summit member, you understand the exclusive benefits the credit union offers and have experienced our personal, world-class member service! If you're not a member yet, please explore our website to learn more about the credit union and become a member today.

All of us at The Summit look forward to serving your financial needs now and in the future. We'll continue to earn your business every day by providing a wide array of affordable products and services combined with competitive rates and the friendliest personal service you've come to expect.

Thank you for your continued loyalty.

Michael S. Vadala
President and CEO

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is a diverse team of volunteers who live and work throughout New York State from Buffalo to Syracuse and everywhere in between. They are lawyers, professors, agency presidents and community members. They provide knowledge and leadership to keep us focused on our members and our mission. Board Election News

Current Board Members


Thomas B. Quirk, Chairman 
Augustin Melendez, Vice Chair
Kofi Appiah Okyere, Treasurer
Chris Modesti, Secretary


Elizabeth A. Dudman
Gerald K. Gebauer
Richard W. Murphy
William A. Reifsteck
Clarence "Chip" Turner
Daryl Wolf
Sarah Sorensen


Kate Sweeney


Charles J. Faggiano
Joseph E. Thyroff


Supervisory Committee

The Supervisory Committee is a five-member committee of volunteer members who are appointed by The Summit Federal Credit Union's Board of Directors. The committee works independently of the credit union's management overseeing the work of internal and external auditors, and is responsible for ensuring that member assets are adequately safeguarded, accurate records are maintained, and proper business practices are followed. In addition, reviewing and resolving member complaints that cannot be rectified through normal channels is another responsibility of the Supervisory Committee. However, most issues can be resolved efficiently by credit union staff in the branches, or through the Member Service Center via email or call (585) 453-7030 or (800) 836-SFCU extension 7030.

If you are unable to resolve an issue or discrepancy in your account through normal channels, you may contact the Supervisory Committee at PO Box 26477, Rochester, NY 14626, Attn: Supervisory Committee.


President's Message, Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee


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