Leadership


 

Board of Directors

Keys Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors are volunteers who are elected by our members and serve on a voluntary basis. On behalf of members they:

  • Set policy

  • Approve budgets

  • Determine strategy

  • Ensure sound financial position

Ron Demes

Ron Demes, Chairman

Ron Demes joined Keys Federal Credit Union in 1983. He became our Chairman of the Board in 2014 to ensure Keys FCU provides excellent service to the Keys community. Ron is the Past President of the Key West Military Affairs Committee, Leadership Monroe County, Navy League Key West Council and Sunrise Rotary Club. He is currently the President of the Propeller Club of the United States Port of Key West, the President of the Arcturus Club and a member of the Sigsbee Charter School Facilities Committee. Ron holds both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and an Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.


Greg Sullivan

Greg Sullivan, Vice Chairman

Greg Sullivan became a member of Keys Federal Credit Union in 1996. He joined the Board in 2014 to serve the members of the credit union and the community at large. Greg is a Past President of the Key West Chamber of Commerce, Past President and current Member of the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club, a Past President and current member of the Military Affairs Committee, a Board Member for Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society, and a prior member of the Boys and Girls Club Board. Greg is a New York State Fire Fighters graduate of the Suffolk County Community College, and holds a Florida Department of Environmental Protection HHW Certification.


Jonathan Crane

Jonathan Crane, Treasurer

Jonathan Crane became a member of Keys Federal Credit Union in 1996. He joined our Board of Directors and became Treasurer in 2014 to serve our members and the Keys community. Jonathan is currently on the Board of Directors for Leadership Monroe County, Crime Stoppers, and is a former Board Member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 3911. He volunteers for Relay for Life, Wounded Warriors, Soldier Ride, Wesley House, MARC House and is a mentor for Take Stock in Children. Jonathan holds a Master’s Degree in Executive Management from Hodges University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo’s University and is a graduate of The Southern Police Command Institute from the University of Louisville.


Claude Gardner

Claude Gardner, Secretary

Claude Gardner has lived in the Keys since 1995 with his wife and two daughters. He attended St. Leo University graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Claude Gardner is currently the co-founder and partner of Berkshire Hathaway Knight, Gardner Realty and is the President of the Edward B and Joan T Knight Foundation, Inc. He has been involved in commercial, residential and real estate property management in Key West for over 22 years. Claude has served in a Board Officer role on several boards in Key West. These include, the Key West Chamber of Commerce, Wesley House Family Services, Key West Association of Realtors, and WomanKind.


Kristen Livengood

Kristen Livengood

Ms. Livengood was born in Key West and raised in Marathon. After graduating from Marathon High School in 2002, she attended University of South Florida and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication before returning to the Keys in 2005. She is married and raising two daughters on Big Pine Key. Ms. Livengood works as a staff writer for a local paper and does bookkeeping for several nonprofits in the Marathon area. Before working for the paper, she worked as a restaurant manager. Ms. Livengood is a board member of the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce and is an associate board member of Wesley House Family Services. She is an ambassador for the Marathon Chamber of Commerce, a graduate of Leadership Monroe County’s Class 25 and a mentor with Take Stock in Children. Since Hurricane Irma, she has also been involved with allocating $1.25 million in donated aid to the Lower Keys area.


Supervisory Committee

The Supervisory Committee is a committee of members appointed by the credit union’s Board of Directors. They serve on a voluntary basis to ensure that the credit union is complying with established policies and that the Board is protecting Keys Federal Credit Union’s assets.

Denise Rohrer

Denise Rohrer, Chairman

Denise Rohrer joined Keys Federal Credit Union in 2006. She became the Chairwoman of our Supervisory Committee in 2014 to offer her accounting and auditing experience to the Keys FCU community. Denise is a Past President and current Member of the Key West Sunset Rotary Club, a Past President and current Member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a Board Member for the Salvation Army, a Mentor with Take Stock in Children and a Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Denise holds Bachelor Degrees in both Business and Accounting from Tampa College.


Carrie Helliesen

Carrie Helliesen, Secretary

Carrie Helliesen joined Keys Federal Credit Union in 1983. She decided to join our Supervisory Committee in 2014 because she enjoys Keys FCU’s community connection in Key West and the Keys and cares about the credit union's members. She is proud to serve the communities’ credit union. Carrie Helliesen is a former member and board member of the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club, the Zonta Club of Key West, and is a member of the National Retired Teachers Association. She is also a volunteer for the Castaways Against Cancer team for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of the Lower Keys. Carrie holds a Master of Education degree from Southeastern Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Georgia.


Kristen Livengood

Kristen Livengood

Ms. Livengood was born in Key West and raised in Marathon. After graduating from Marathon High School in 2002, she attended University of South Florida and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication before returning to the Keys in 2005. She is married and raising two daughters on Big Pine Key. Ms. Livengood works as a staff writer for a local paper and does bookkeeping for several nonprofits in the Marathon area. Before working for the paper, she worked as a restaurant manager. Ms. Livengood is a board member of the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce and is an associate board member of Wesley House Family Services. She is an ambassador for the Marathon Chamber of Commerce, a graduate of Leadership Monroe County’s Class 25 and a mentor with Take Stock in Children. Since Hurricane Irma, she has also been involved with allocating $1.25 million in donated aid to the Lower Keys area.