Help Set Bridge’s Vision


One of the many benefits of credit union membership is that we don’t have stockholders to pay. A volunteer Board of Directors governs the credit union and they represent the needs of the membership and provide vision and direction for the credit union. As part of this special democracy, YOU get a voice in your credit union. Click on the images below to review the candidate biographies before you cast your vote.

Michael McColeman

Board of Directors

I am a current Board of Director for the Bridge Credit Union and have been a Director for the past 12 years. With your vote, I will continue to direct our Bridge Credit Union to provide the lowest loan interest rates, highest savings and checking account interest rates, the best debit and credit card rewards, and support the increased use of technology and web-based services. Additionally, I am looking forward to the opportunity to help develop means to increase membership. I have worked for the Ohio Department of Transportation for the past 30 years and currently work in the Office of Hydraulic Engineering. I am a registered Professional Engineer with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the Ohio State University. As a manager at the Department, I have implemented innovative programs to improve our processes and increase efficiency all while maintaining a positive work environment. Likewise, I will continue to provide input for current and future improvements and services to benefit all Bridge Credit Union members.

Julie Ray

Board of Director

For 29 years I have been an active Board member for Bridge Credit Union, and for the last 11 years I have served as the Board Chair. Although I retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation as the Deputy Director of Finance, I remain both dedicated and committed to the continued financial strength and philosophy of our credit union. Bridge Credit Union’s pledge is to be a leader in providing creative, innovative and competitive services and rates to our members. The future is very bright for our credit union and I would be honored to continue as a member of your Board.

Dan DeNiro

Board of Director

As I near my 4th year of service as an active Board member for Bridge, I'm proud to be involved with a local financial institution that values its members above all else. My professional career began at Huntington National Bank, where I worked in a banking office for 2 years as I completed my bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Since then I have worked for the Ohio Department of Public Safety, initially as the Payroll Manager in Human Resources, and currently as the Financial Manager of Revenue Management. I coordinate and manage multiple work units related to the collection of $1 billion annually, involving numerous collection points and payment methods. I have also worked closely with software development teams to lead collaboration on large IT projects. Overall, my experience in Banking, Human Resources and Finance allow me to contribute to organizational success in a variety of ways. I’m confident in the direction of Bridge and excited for the road ahead. With your vote, I will work my hardest to add a new perspective to the Board, while always representing membership and protecting the financial strength of the credit union.