Governance 2018

You’re Not Just A Member. You’re An Owner.

Since 1935, Justice Federal Credit Union has been a Member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution.

When you joined Justice Federal Credit Union, you became a Member-owner with a vote and a voice at the Credit Union. Your Share represents your part-ownership in the cooperative and entitles you to vote in the annual election of the Board of Directors. These elected volunteers donate their time to represent you in the oversight and governance of your Credit Union.

Justice Federal Credit Union’s Nominating Committee is pleased to put forth the following candidates listed below for seats on the 2018 Board of Directors. The term of service for a Board of Director begins May 2018. There will be no further nominations from the committee.

Presently, an election is not slated to occur and there will be no nominations from the floor.

Nominations for petition must be signed by one percent (1%) of the total membership, with a maximum of five hundred (500) members. Given the size of our Credit Union, five hundred (500) signatures of Members are required for a nomination by petition. Nominations by petition are due by April 6, 2018. To learn more, and to obtain the necessary forms, interested candidates should contact Mary Ann Woodson, Secretary of the Board, via email at BODnomination@jfcu.org or by mail at Justice Federal Credit Union, 5175 Parkstone Drive, Suite 200, Chantilly, Virginia 20151.

In the event the Secretary of the Board receives one or more confirmed petitions for nomination, an election will be held. Members would have the option to vote either electronically by visiting www.jfcu. org, or by paper ballot, received by mail. Voting would commence April 19, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. (EDT), and end May 18, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT).

Should a confirmed petition for nomination not be received by April 6, 2018, an election will not be conducted, and the Nominating Committee will move to fill the positions with the candidates at hand.


JOAN A. BUCKLEY joined the Justice Federal Credit Union Board of Directors in May 2017. She currently is employed by Leidos Corporation and is contracted as a Senior Security Adjudicator in the Security Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Ms. Buckley served twenty years as a special agent of the FBI to include investigative and management positions in New York, Boston, FBI Headquarters, and London, England. Her positions primarily focused on financial investigations to include securities fraud and terrorist financing. Highlights of her career include her successful $100 million foreign currency exchange fraud investigation featured on a NBC News segment of Tom Brokaw’s The Fleecing of America and the conviction of a prominent shoe designer who manipulated the initial public offering of his company which was depicted in the movie The Wolf of Wall Street. Ms. Buckley was also a member of the Evidence Response Team responding to the attack on the USS Cole in Aden, Yemen in 2000 and the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City. While in London, she facilitated three successful investigations with foreign partners originating through domestic undercover cases of subjects using bitcoins on the black market for purchases of illegal substances with intention to harm themselves or others. Prior to joining the FBI, Ms. Buckley progressed through various operational and management assignments for several Boston-based banks departing at the Vice-President level. In recognition for her ability to develop and sustain a culture of providing excellent customer service, she was awarded the top prize in a state-wide competition. Ms. Buckley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts and a Master of Business Administration from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

EMILY KAPLUN is a Management and Program Analyst with the FBI’s International Operations Division where she program manages efforts pertaining to Legal Attaché offices in Brussels and Rome. Previously, she was a Budget Analyst serving in the Corporate Capital Planning Unit, the Budget Presentation and Formulation Unit, and with the Criminal Justice Information Services Division in Clarksburg, West Virginia. In her role within the Corporate Capital Planning Unit, Ms. Kaplun contributed to large-scale Information Technology projects, often representing the FBI at meetings throughout the Intelligence Community, and led a bureau-wide information technology deployment. Ms. Kaplun served on the Justice Federal Credit Union Supervisory Committee from 2013 to 2017 and currently serves on the Board of Directors. She received a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s in Business Administration degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College and a Master’s degree in Intelligence Operations from American Military University. Ms. Kaplun lives in Virginia with her husband, Michael and their dog, Monroe.

TOM WISEMAN served over 30 years as a Special Agent of the FBI. His FBI career included management positions in both the field and headquarters. Following Mr. Wiseman’s FBI service, he was the Director of Operations for the National Insurance Crime Bureau. For six years he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Justice Federal Credit Union. Prior to that, he served for three years as the Vice-Chairman of the Justice Federal Credit Union Board of Directors. Additionally, Mr. Wiseman has contributed his knowledge and time to Justice Federal Credit Union by serving in many capacities on the Board of Directors, including the positions of Secretary, Assistant Treasurer, and Chairman of the Nominating Committee, as well as serving on numerous other Board committees. Mr. Wiseman received his bachelor’s degree from Capital University and his law degree from Case-Western Reserve University. He is a member of the Ohio Bar.