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2018 Annual Meeting
First Flight Federal Credit Union will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at First Flight’s Corporate Headquarters in Cary, NC.  The meeting will begin promptly at 2pm.  Elections will be conducted at the meeting to fill two available positions for Board of Directors.  All positions will be for 3-year terms.  Elections will not be conducted by ballot and there will be no nominations taken from the floor since there is only one nominee for each position to be filled.  Nominations for vacancies may be made by petition signed by 1% (220) of members.  A brief statement of qualifications and biographical data must accompany the petition along with a signed certificate from the nominee accepting nomination and the maximum appointment term.  All petitions for nomination and supporting documents must be received by Monday,  March 5, 2018 to qualify.  Petitions should be mailed to:

Warren B. Culbreth, Jr.
First Flight Federal Credit Union
1815 Kildaire Farm Road, Suite A
Cary, NC 27518

Statements of qualification and biographical data are below for candidates nominated by the Nominating Committee. This information will also be available on the website and in all financial center lobbies beginning March 15, 2018.


David Jennings*
Dave Jennings, a member of First Flight since 1970, served twenty years in the Marine Corps before retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer in 1990. He spent 7 years in Kuwait as an advisor to the Kuwait Air Force reconstituting their air force to participate in the Gulf War and continued matters relating to aircraft maintenance and weapons systems, also spending 5 years with Ultramain LTD, known as Software Solutions, LTD of Albuquerque, NM assisting in the development of software and training of personnel associated with major airlines.

Mr. Jennings served as the Supervisory Committee Chair, on First Flight’s board as a Director and  Secretary and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Airline Management and Business from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL.

Mr. Jennings is a member and chapter service officer for the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 26 of Havelock, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars the Seaside Lodge 429, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. He is currently married to Pamela Jennings, a Certified Teacher, and has a daughter who teaches eighth grade math and algebra in Texas.

Tom Smith*
Tom Smith is a research analyst at and an experienced marketing professional who provided multichannel, integrated marketing planning, strategic consulting and implementation of high-value programs for companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 businesses. 
He has worked with more than 120 companies in 18 different industries – including Wachovia Bank, First Citizens and BB&T. In addition to writing content for DZone, he consults with clients to help them solve business problems.
Tom received his BA from Duke University and MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.  He, and his wife of 37 years, lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Tom is an avid college basketball fan having attended 35 ACC Tournaments and 20 NCAA Final Fours.

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