HOUSTON, TEXAS – (December, 2019) JSC Federal Credit Union (JSC FCU) is proud to announce the selection of Deborah Conder as its new Board Chair. Conder, recently retired from the role of Director of External Relations at NASA, has been on the JSC FCU board since 1996.  Conder has held numerous strategic positions at NASA over more than 35 years of her distinguished career. Conder is also actively involved in the community and currently serves on a number of area Boards.

“Deborah is an accomplished executive,” Said Brandon Michaels, President and CEO at JSC FCU. “Her leadership and knowledge of transformative change is immeasurable during this critical journey. I am excited to work with such a dynamic and forward-thinking leader who understands the necessity of change and the needed transformation within the organization to put the Member at the center of all we do.  With Deborah’s leadership, the Board of Directors have aligned around the positioning of a member-centric, technology-forward company, while keeping our credit union heart in our communities.”  

When asked about her new role, Conder added: “I look forward to serving as JSC FCU Chair in a new era of transformation. The board, along with new JSC FCU CEO, Brandon Michaels, the new executive team, and our outstanding team members, are strategically positioning JSC FCU for a bold and exciting future for our members.”

Conder graduated with her MBA from University of Houston – Clear Lake, and has continued her education at Harvard Business School as well as The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.

In addition to Conder assuming the role of Board Chair JSC FCU also added two new interim directors, Brian Freedman and Jenny Dudley. Freedman is a tenured aerospace leader having spent over 12 years in positions at both NASA and Boeing, respectively. Dudley brings a wealth of experience from a fundraising background at some of Houston’s top organizations including Rice University, Baylor College and The University of Texas, Medical Branch.

“JSC FCU is an outstanding organization with an exciting future. It is an honor to join such a strong team of community leaders focused on helping JSC FCU chart its course and all members achieve their financial goals.” Said Freedman of his new position on the JSC FCU Board, Dudley added: “As a longtime member of the JSCFCU, I am honored to serve on the board of directors. JSCFCU has a strong record of financial performance and is well-regarded in our community. I’m excited to work with Brandon Michaels and the executive team to advance innovative new products and services that our members expect of a modern financial institution.”

JSC FCU is looking to pivot as an organization and lead the financial services world by putting people, not profits, first. By putting people first, JSC FCU looks to build best in class experiences, products, and services. With Conder ascending to the role of Board Chair, JSC FCU is positioned now, better than ever, to serve Houston (and beyond) and build the future of financial services for its members.

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ABOUT JSC Federal Credit Union


A forward thinking, next generation organization; JSC Federal Credit Union is not just pushing, but redefining what it means to be a credit union. With members and their experience at the core of everything we do, JSC FCU is competing to serve in a way unseen in the financial services industry. JSC FCU is trying to be different. We believe that in financial stability, we all rise together.