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Straight from Hugh Rafferty:
I am Honorably Discharged from the United States Marine Corps, and am a retiree of both the IBM Corporation and the Lockheed-Martin Corporation.
I have been a Credit Union member since 1973, and a member of CoastHills FCU since 1980.
I joined the Board of Directors of CoastHills FCU in 2004, and have served on the HR Committee, the Policy Committee and the Nominating Committee. I was elected to Board Chairman of CoastHills FCU in 2008.
I hold a BA in General Studies, an MA in Management and Human Development, and a PhD in Management.
I have accomplished all of the courses required to complete both the Volunteer Achievement Program and the Volunteer Leadership Program. I have also completed the requirements of the CUES DEC program.
In 2008 I was honored with the ‘Lay Citizen of the Year Award’ by the Phi Delta Kappa Chapter of the Educational Foundation for my volunteer work with the Santa Maria, CA Joint Union High School District.
I currently serve as Chairman of the Committee to Improve North County (Santa Barbara County, CA), Vice-chairman of the Santa Barbara County CA County Taxpayers Association, and Board Member of Coastal Business Finance Corporation, an SBA coordinator. I am also a member of the Allan Hancock Community College Bond Oversight Committee and a Member Emeritus of the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District Bond Oversight Committee. In addition, I serve as Programs Chairman for the Leadership Santa Maria Valley program.
In the 2008 General Election, I was elected to serve a four-year term on the Board of the Santa Maria, CA Public Airport District wherein I was appointed as Vice-secretary, and serve on the Ad-hoc Finance and Budget Committee. In addition, I am a founding/charter member of the Coastal Valleys Detachment of the United States Marine Corps League in Santa Maria, CA, and am a member of the Board of Directors of the Santa Maria Civic Theatre.
In October of 2010 I was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Credit Union Chairmen (NACUC) where I serve as Board Secretary.
I have been married to my wife Arlene for 47 years, and have two children and four grandchildren. I am dedicated to the furtherance of education at all ages and in all capacities.