District 2, Class A
Term: February, 2025
Joe Thomas is the President/CEO of NextMark Federal Credit Union. Joe's work in the credit union movement began in 1985 as a field officer for the Malawi Union of Savings and Credit Co-Operatives while serving as a US Peace Corp Volunteer in Malawi, Africa and has maintained a strong personal commitment to the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People”.
As a volunteer, Joe serves on the board of a number of credit union organizations, including the Northern Virginia Chapter of Credit Unions, the Virginia Credit Union League, and the CU Cares Foundation as well as on numerous CUSOs. In addition, he is active on both state and national league committees including the Virginia League's Government Affairs Committee and the Virginia-Estonia Partnership Committee, as well as CUNA's World Affairs Committee and the Community Credit Union Community.
Joe is active in a local food bank. He holds a bachelor's degree from Assumption College, an MBA from Averett College and a CUDE from Madison, WI. He and his wife Sheila have 4 children.
Credit Union Consumer Consideration Committee (Member)
World Affairs Committee (Vice Chair)