Notice of Annual Meeting
All members are invited to attend our Annual Meeting on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 1:30 p.m.
Meet the Nominees
The following members have been nominated by the nominating committee to fill expired term or other vacancies on the LAPFCU Board:
ANDRE PLUMMER, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Andre Plummer is currently a retired Los Angeles Police Department Police Officer and has been a member of LAPFCU for over 25 years. His Credit Union volunteer service began in 2007, when he was appointed as an Associate Director. He became a member of the Board of Directors in 2010 and presently serves as Board Chair. He is also a member of the Executive Committee.
In his professional career, Mr. Plummer joined LAPD in 1996 and retired 2022. He held the rank of Sergeant II. He is also a business owner of Andre Terrell Photography. He is a recipient of the Frederick W. Raiffeisen award from the Credit Union National Association. He graduated with honors from California State University, Long Beach, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Finance and a concentration in Investments. He is also a member of the International Honor Society, Beta Gamma Sigma.
MICHAEL J. ALBANESE, Director
Michael Albanese has worked for the Burbank Police Department since 2010 and currently holds the position of Chief of Police. In August 2022, he celebrated his 51st year in law enforcement. Prior to his employment with the Burbank Police Department, Michael worked for the Los Angeles Police Department, where he spent the majority of his career assigned to the Metropolitan Division. He also serves on the Board of Family Services Agency (FSA) of Burbank, which offers counseling in parenting, domestic violence and abuse, anger management, and veterans’ counseling and outreach.
His Credit Union volunteer service began in 2016 as an Associate Director. In 2018, Michael was appointed to serve on the Supervisory Committee. He became a Director in May 2022 and currently serves on the Member & Industry Relations and Information Security & Technology Committees.
Michael earned a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University and a MPA Degree from the University of Southern California.
AMIRA EPPOLITO, Director
Amira Eppolito has been a police officer with LAPD for over 25 years. Ms. Epollito is known by department personnel as a visionary and someone who takes ownership. She loves to work with children and is enthusiastic about LAPFCU’s youth program.
Ms. Eppolito’s volunteer service began in 2013 as an Associate Director. She was appointed to the Supervisory Committee in 2018. She became a Director in May 2022 and currently serves on the Bylaws and Member & Industry Relations Committees.
Ms. Eppolito earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from California Polytechnic University, Pomona, with a major in Political Science. She is currently obtaining a master’s degree in the Executive Master of Leadership Program at the University of Southern California. She has a passion for education and training and serves as an instructor for several law enforcement courses, such as Peer Support, Employee Mentoring, and the LAPD Leadership Program.
JAMES HOWLEY, Director
James Howley grew up in an Air Force family and married into an LAPD family. His father-in-law and both brothers-in-law are LAPD officers. Mr. Howley is a proven technology management leader, with more than 20 years of experience leading teams, projects, and client engagement to help organizations improve their operations and take advantage of new opportunities. He specializes in innovation, strategy, budgeting, and cybersecurity.
Mr. Howley has served on the LAPFCU board since 2016. He received an undergraduate degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an MBA from Baker College.
TYLER IZEN, Director
Tyler Izen joined the LAPD in February of 1985. After 30 years with the Los Angeles Police Department, he joined the Los Angeles Fire Department as a Special Investigator, assigned to the Office of the Independent Assessor, Board of Fire Commissioners. The Independent Assessor reports directly to and assists the Fire Commission in providing independent civilian oversight of the LAFD. At the direction of the Board of Fire Commissioners, Special Investigators audit, assess, and review the Fire Department’s handling of complaints, and the Fire Department’s practices and procedures. He is currently retired.
Mr. Izen served as President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League and has been a member of LAPFCU for more than 35 years. His Credit Union volunteer service began as an Associate Director in 1991. He became a Director in 1998 and served as the Board’s Chairman for three years. He presently serves as the Chair for the Executive and as a member of the Information Security and Technology Committee.
In his efforts to continue his education, Mr. Izen completed the CUES Advanced Leadership Institute at Harvard Business School. In addition, he is the recipient of the Frederick W. Raiffeisen and the Roy F. Bergengren awards from the Credit Union National Association for completing the Volunteer Achievement Program.
MICHEL R. MOORE, Director
Michel Moore is currently on active duty with LAPD as Chief of Police and has been with the Los Angeles Police Department since 1981. He has been a member of LAPFCU for more than 40 years.
Mr. Moore began his Credit Union volunteer service in 1998, when he became an Associate Director. He then joined the Supervisory Committee in 1999 and became a Director in 2006. Mr. Moore currently serves as Chair of the Bylaws Committee and as a Member of the Information Security and Technology Committee.
Mr. Moore is a recipient of the Frederick W. Raiffeisen award from the Credit Union National Association. Mr. Moore holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Management, as well as Master of Business Administration. In his efforts to continue his education in credit union matters, Mr. Moore has attended various conferences offered by credit union groups, including prominent accounting firms.