Mick Lay, Chairman – Mr. Lay was employed by Stewart & Stevenson for over forty-two years. When he retired, he held the position of government sales, parts, and service. Mr. Lay has been a member of Space City Credit Union since 1972 and a director since 1975. Mr. Lay holds a BA in Management from the University of Houston.
Stephen A. Hines, Vice Chairman – Mr. Hines had been employed with Stewart & Stevenson for over twenty years and was the Vice President of Human Resources. Currently, Mr. Hines is the Director of Human Resources for Calpine Corporation in Houston, Texas. Mr. Hines first joined Space City CU as a member in 1983 and was elected to the board of directors in 1984 where he now serves as Vice Chairman. Mr. Hines holds a BA from the University of Texas and an MBA from Texas A&I University, Kingsville.
Jerry Garcia, Treasurer– After 35 years of service Mr. Garcia recently retired from Stewart & Stevenson. Most recently he was the Production Manager of Marketing Services. Mr. Garcia has been a member of Space City Credit Union for 30 years and has faithfully served on the Space City Credit Union Board of Directors since 1979 where he currently holds the position of Treasurer.
Judy Langford, Secretary – Mrs. Langford was employed by Stewart & Stevenson for 26 years until the Turbine Division of S&S was acquired by General Electric where she has been employed for 13 years. She currently holds the position of Production Planner for the manufacturing portion of gas turbine packaging. Mrs. Langford has been a member of the Space City Credit Union since 1973 and a director for 25 years and serves as Secretary for the Board of Directors.
John L. (Jack) Patton, Assistant Secretary – Mr. Patton retired from General Electric after 18 years with GE / Stewart & Stevenson Gas Turbine Division in 2008. He held various positions, including Director of Engineering and General Manager – Packaged Products. Mr. Patton has been a member of Space City Credit Union since 1992, on the Audit Committee since 2008, and was appointed to the Board of Directors as Assistant Secretary in 2011. He holds a BS in Engineering from the University of the Pacific and MS in Engineering from the University of Arizona. Mr. Patton has also been involved in several Condominium Boards, currently serving as President of a Condominium Association in Colorado. He is also currently a deacon at his church. Mr. Patton also stays active with golf, snow skiing and biking/walking.
Mark Heitker, Director – Mr. Heitker joined the Space City CU Board of Directors in July 2012 following the merger with Independence Parkway Federal CU. He was a member of the IP FCU Board of Directors for 6 years serving as both treasurer and vice chairman. He is currently a senior Technical Service Advisor based at the INEOS Olefins & Polymers Technical Center in LaPorte, having first joined our credit union and Soltex Polymers (the predecessor to Ineos) in 1980. Mark also serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Plastics Engineers Blow Molding Division where he is the scholarship chairman. He holds a BS in Engineering from Texas A&M University.
Byron Hodges, Director – Byron Hodges was employed by Solvay North America as a senior systems analyst in the IS Department before retiring in 2011 after 30 years with the company. He was a member of the Soltex Federal Credit Union (Independence Parkway Federal Credit Union) for 32 years (Board Member for 5, Treasurer for 2 years, Secretary for 1 year) before merging with Space City Credit Union). He has served on the Space City Credit Union Board since the merger, and also serves on the Solvay Annuitants Board. Mr. Hodges holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University.
Craig Rohden, President/CEO - Mr. Rohden joined the credit union industry in 1989. In 1994, he was hired by Space City Credit Union to serve as the President/CEO. Since then the credit union has seen significant growth. He was appointed to the Space City Board of Directors in 2001. Additionally, Mr. Rohden is active in the credit union community and has held positions on the Board of Directions of the Credit Union Manager’s Association and the Houston Chapter of Credit Unions. He also served on the board of the East End District from 2013 – 2019 holding positions of Treasurer and Vice-Chairman. Mr. Rohden is active in the East End Chamber of Commerce and is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum Class XXXVIII. Mr. Rohden attended Texas State University and Le Tourneau University and holds a Bachelor of Business Management Degree.
Bob Sander has been employed by INEOS since 1976 and currently holds the position of Sr. Consulting Engineer. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In 1976, Mr. Sander joined Independence Parkway Federal Credit Union, and in 1979 joined the board. In 2012, Independence Parkway Federal Credit Union merged with Space City Credit Union, and Mr. Sander retained his board seat.
Stephen J. Quezada is a Shareholder in the Houston office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., an international labor and employment law firm. He is Board Certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Quezada focuses primarily on representing public and private employers before federal and state courts and administrative agencies that enforce a variety of labor and employment laws.
Matt Hayslip has been a member of Space City Credit Union since 2000. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M, and his experience includes 13 years of selling and network data storage solutions. He enjoys volunteering for the City of Houston Parking Enforcement Program and Child Advocates of Fort Bend County.
Verna Wolf passed away on June 20, 2016.
Verna Wolf was born in Wimberley, TX on March 5, 1926. She graduated from Bastrop High School. She married James August Wolf on December 7, 1946 and they were married 51 years. Verna worked as the credit manager for Stewart & Stevenson for 40 years. She and James resided in Jacinto City for many years and were actively involved in the community and Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. She enjoyed reading the newspaper, doing crosswords, doting on her many grandchildren, and watching the Astros.
She served on the board of Space City Credit Union for over 40 years. Space City Charities established the $10,000 Verna Wolf Scholarship in 2011 to honor her dedication to the credit union movement and the philosophy of “people helping people.” In 2015, the Space City Charities board turned the Wolf Scholarship into a $10,000 4-year scholarship.
Buddy Charles Holcombe passed away on May 4, 2018.
After serving his country as a reservist for seven years in the US Marine Corp, Buddy spent the remainder of his professional career with Stewart & Stevenson, working his way up to Marketing Director and eventually retiring after 43 years. Buddy was very active in his community, he had been a Master Mason since 1969, served as Vice President of the Lake Conroe Fire Department for 16 years, was on the Staff Parish Relations Committee at the Montgomery United Methodist Church, and faithfully served 48 years on the Board of Directors of Space City Credit Union.
Space City Charities formed a $10,000 scholarship in Buddy’s name in 2016 to honor and recognize his long-term service to the credit union.