Meet the members who serve on our committees.
In addition to the Board of Directors, committee members form additional layers of oversight within the operations of Signature Federal Credit Union. There are two committees, the Credit Committee and Supervisory Committee. Meet the members and read their bios below.
Ruth Cauble, Secretary
Postmaster, Benton, IL
NAPUS member since 1985. Credit Union member since 1989, and Credit Committee Member since 2014 where she is serving as secretary. Ms. Cauble has been a USPS employee since 1983. She was appointed Postmaster in 1985 and has held positions in level 15, 18, and 20 offices on various details. She endured numerous Service Audits during her tenure where she earned Good or Very Good for financial accountability, and she is also the recipient of the IL State Postmaster of the Year award. As a NAPUS member, Ms. Cauble served two terms as National Secretary/Treasurer where she was responsible for $2 million budget preparation and adherence, during which time she moved NAPUS Corporate accounts to the Credit Union maximizing returns. Ms. Cauble has worked for a CPA during the tax season for the past 14 years preparing individual, partnership, and corporate tax returns. She is a two-time breast cancer survivor, and she works with individuals facing the disease.
James W. Fusco, Member
Retired Postmaster, Ocean View, NJ
NJ State President for three terms; only person in NJ to be elected President three times; National Vice President representing area 5, (NJ,DE & MD) in 2003-04. Member of NAPUS since 1976 and retired from USPS after 42 year career. Other USPS positions include Supervisor of Mails and CFS unit level 13, Foreman of Mails level 15, Officer-in-Charge in 3 different level 18 offices and one level 22 office; Postmaster in level 18, 20 and 21 offices. Member of credit union over 25 years. Majored in Accounting at Atlantic City College of Commerce 1965-66. Received Mayor's Award for support in community events, including his annual food drive and toy holiday collection drive. Chaired successful 2014 Nat’l Convention in Atlantic City, NJ with 900 attendees.
Barbara Whidden, Member
Postmaster Retired, Umatilla, FL
Retired Postmaster, Umatilla FL. Retired in 2000 after 24 year career in USPS. Accounting/Payroll Clerk and Personnel Mgr prior to USPS career. Degrees in Accounting and Automation from Jones College; Served as Sec'y Treasurer of Whidden Groves Inc; Co Chair, Career Awareness Conf., Tampa District; Organized Postal Mgmt degree program at 2 community colleges; Instructor, Postal Mgmt at Lake-Sumter Comm college; FL NAPUS Service Rep, District Director, Convention Chair, Career Development
Chair, Mid-Winter Training Conf. Chair, VP, President and Retiree President of FL Chapter, Post Office Closings; Nat'l Convention Classroom Instructor, PS991 Chair, Centennial Celebration Chair at Ft. Lauderdale Convention; campaign chair for Nat'l candidates, Area 6 Rep, NAPUS Retirees 2014-15. FL Postmaster of the Year, Financial/Budget Chair, FL NAPUS Warren Harden Lifetime Achievement Award; First Baptist Church, Eustis FL, mbr; NAPUS member since 1978 and NAPUS FCU member since 1983.
William J Thomas, IV, Chairman
NAPUS member since 1967. Credit Union member since 1980, board member in 1990, and Chair of the Supervisory Committee since 1989. Mr. Thomas has held numerous USPS details and assignments including OIC, Postmaster Trainer, CEP Trainer, and Division Management involvement Steering Committee. As a NAPUS member, he has been a three-time Chair of the National Resolutions Committee, and a member of the National Legislative Committee, National Building Committee, and National Postal Policy Committee. He has also served as the National Vice President for Area 5. He has served as the President of the Montgomery County Postmasters Association and MD Chapter #38 for four years; he was the Editor of the MD Chapter for four years; and he was the Eastern Region Editor of the Postmasters Gazette. Mr. Thomas is involved with - and a member of - various community organizations.
Ron Block, Member
Curtis Weed, Member