George Sales is a small-business and managing owner of Pica-pica Filipino Cuisine in St. Johnsbury. He is a strong advocate for rebuilding downtown communities and promoting stronger, sustainable economic development. He brings more than 15 years of management consulting experience as an independent consultant and with Big 4 Consulting (KPMG), both with private and public sector clients. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) whose clients and work experiences include the University of Massachusetts Medical School, ACCD-State of Vermont (Montpelier, Vermont), M&T Bank (Buffalo, New York), DHS, FEMA, USCIS (Washington, DC), and the World Bank. He earned a master of international management (MIM) from Thunderbird School of Global Management, an MBA from Case Western Reserve University, and a BA from George Mason University.
“It will be an honor and responsibility to serve as your Board member. Since moving to the Northeast Kingdom not too long ago, I am relatively new to the VSECU family. However, my involvement with credit unions dates back more than 25 years, when I opened a credit union account in Washington, DC. I can justifiably state that credit unions such as VSECU enable individuals and communities to prosper and grow. By providing an alternative to profit-driven corporate banking, the role of credit unions is embedded in the community they serve. I believe that by reaffirming the mission and vision of VSECU, which is “to inspire a movement that brings people together… for greater financial, environmental, and social prosperity.” In light of this challenge, I am prepared to draw upon my personal and professional experiences as an immigrant, an entrepreneur, an educator, a family man, and now as a Vermonter. I am committed to ensuring that best practices are always considered, and people always come first when looking at the way VSECU is run. Only then can we build the foundation that will promote and sustain financial, environmental, and social prosperity.”