Meet Our 2023 Board Nominees

James Brackenbury

Is a retired senior executive from a Fortune 200 global tier 1 automotive supplier after nearly 35 years. He worked in numerous leadership capacities over his tenure, a number of which included full financial responsibility, strategic planning and annual planning for multi billion-dollar business units. Also included in his tenure were 10 years of international assignments and several joint venture boards. Mr. Brackenbury earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), both from Michigan State University. Although not a native El Pasoan, he has resided in El Paso since 2005 with his wife and son, who is currently attending the University of Arizona.

Matthew K. Beherns 

Temple University Beasley School of Law 2006 - 2009 Philadelphia, PA
University of Texas at Austin 1996 - 2002 Austin, TX
-Bachelor of Business Administration
-Master in Professional Accounting

Assistant General Counsel El Paso Water Utilities July 2015 - Present El Paso, TX
-Transactional attorney for purchasing and engineering department.
-Conduct miscellaneous legal research and analysis on various matters for the utility.

Senior Project Manager El Paso Electric Company Nov 2014 - Jul 2015 El Paso, TX
-Assisted with negotiation for construction and management of solar facilities.
-Assisted with financial analysis of solar and other renewable energy projects.
-Assisted with the writing of testimony for filings with the Public Utility Commission.

Assistant City Attorney City of El Paso 2012 - 2014 El Paso, TX
-Responsible for legal matters involving the City's budget.
-Responsible for legal matters for the City's Economic Development Department.
-Responsible for legal matters relating to City elections and utilities.

Fatuma A. Ereng

I have worked closely and collaboratively with students, teachers, counselors, central office staff, principals, parents and the community at large to ensure students' success from kindergarten through post secondary careers and higher education. 

I have a wide-ranging knowledge as an educator in k-5, middle school, high school; curriculum writer, student activities manager, campus GT committee member, attendance review committee member, assistant cheerleading and dance coach, UIL academic coach and external International Baccalaureate examiner and staff developer. I am also familiar with operations of small private schools, large title 1 public schools, magnet schools and non -title one schools.


In addition to the nominated slate, a qualified member in good standing may be placed on the ballot of nominees for a position on the Board of Directors by petitioning for inclusion on the ballot.

Nomination by petition requires the following:

Submit a petition signed by at least one (1) percent of the members (169 signatures). Signatures must be of members in good standing with the credit union. Submit a statement of qualification and biographical data, 125 words or less. Submit signed affidavit stating an agreement to the nomination and promise to serve if elected. Petitions and affidavits to serve are available at the Credit Union’s Administration Office which is located at 8820 Gazelle Drive. Petitions must be returned no later than 5:00 p.m. February 17, 2023. By March 14, 2023, all qualified members 16 years of age or older, in good standing, will be mailed a ballot with instructions and deadline for return. When only one member is nominated for each position to be filled, no ballots will be mailed out. The Chairman of the Board of Directors will declare each nominee elected by general consent or acclamation at the Annual Meeting. An independent accounting firm will tabulate the ballots if necessary.


Petition requirements and forms can be picked up from CEO Ken Walters at the evolve FCU Administration Building, 8820 Gazelle Drive, El Paso, Tx 79925.

The results will be announced at the Annual Meeting to be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 via Webex Conference at 1:00 pm. If you have any questions regarding the election process, please contact the Board Secretary, Jim Brackenbury, through the Credit Union at 915-599-6801.