Annual Meeting

Notice of Annual Meeting

LGE Community Credit Union
May 18, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
3100 Cumberland Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30339
An RSVP is required for attendance. RSVP by calling 770-421-2539.

Election Procedures

The nine members of the Board of Directors are responsible for the overall direction and control of the Credit Union. The bylaws of the LGE Community Credit Union provide for the members' nomination to the Board of Directors by the Nominating Committee. This affords all qualified members the opportunity to take an active role in the nomination and election of their officials. Individual terms are for three years. The terms of three members of the Board of Directors expire in 2021. The Board of Directors has nominated Monte Cagle, Curt Earnest and Denise O'Connell for a term of three years.

About the Candidates

Monte F. Cagle, CPA/PFS, CFP

Monte owns his owns financial services firm which specializes in working with business owners in providing a full range of business and accounting services. He also provides income tax return preparation and research to individuals, partnerships, LLC’s and corporations. Mr. Cagle is a Registered Investment Advisor and provides comprehensive personal financial planning services which include investment advice, retirement and estate planning, education funding for children, income tax planning and insurance needs analysis. Currently he is a Director at LGECCU and has also served on the Supervisory Committee, and the ALM Committee. He is a graduate of East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina where he completed his degree in Accounting and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Fraternity for business students.  He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1977. In 1987, Mr. Cagle earned his designation as a Certified Financial Planner.  Mr. Cagle is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a Registered Investment Adviser in Georgia.  He is an honorably discharged active duty veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Cagle is a member of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church and resides with his wife, Pam, a former Lockheed employee, and their sons Christopher and Michael, in Marietta.

Curt E. Earnest, Jr.

Curt Earnest is the Chief Operating Officer for the Georgia Motor Trucking Association.  He is involved in many of the aspects of the association. Primarily, he has oversight of general operations, facility management, tenant relationships, financial accounting, as well, Curt also has responsibility for GMTA’s IT areas.  His knowledge of information technology has benefited the organization allowing for modernization and lowering costs of member management tools, accounting tools, as well as general IT operations.

Curt has advanced through various roles and positions in the organization since joining it in 2004.  He joined GMTA to build and develop the operating structure for recruiting, training, marketing, and communications related to Highway Watch, a federally sponsored anti-terror training program for the trucking industry in Georgia.  As a result, GMTA was responsible for training over 100,000 commercial driver’s license holders and was noted as the most efficient and effective Highway Watch trainer in the nation.

Prior to joining the Georgia Motor Trucking Association Curt held several leadership positions.  He owned and operated a remodeling firm with his brother for three years.  Before this, Curt worked for IBM in various marketing sales and management roles.  He was Brand Marketing Manager for the iSeries in the North America Sales Centers.  Curt was a Project Manager for the Gold Service Sales Team, NA Sales Center in Atlanta; working with IBM’s largest accounts.  He was the named Sales Manager of a newly formed Year 2000 Sales Team for the NA Sales Centers; a team Curt built and structured from scratch.  He held various Support, Sales, Sales Management and Marketing roles in IBM's Enterprise Systems Group when he started with IBM in 1993.

Curt has served as a volunteer at LGE Community Credit Union five years as a member of the Supervisory Committee, Associate Board Member and most recently as a Board Member.  

Raised in Georgia, Curt graduated from Walton High School in Cobb County and he earned a B.S. in Business Communications with an emphasis in Marketing from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw Georgia.

Curt and his wife Jan live in Marietta, GA and are active members of the Church of Apostles in Atlanta, GA. They have three children, Trey, Gracie, and Micah.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, working on cars and home improvement projects.    

Denise A. O’Connell, CPA MAcc

Denise O'Connell is a partner with Nichols, Cauley & Associates, LLC. Denise graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 1993 soon followed by a Masters in Accounting from Kennesaw State University. She has devoted her career to helping individuals and businesses identify solutions for their unique needs and with a goal of "no surprises".  She specializes in tax (compliance/tax return preparation, planning and resolving notices/audits), accounting and general business consulting (preparation/compilation, accounting, payroll tax, sales tax, and general consultation.).  Her experience includes individuals, sole-proprietors, partnerships, corporations, S Corporations, estates, and trusts.  Also, throughout her career she has volunteered with multiple local charities gaining hands-on experience to the benefit of her non-profit organizations and foundation clients.  She has worked with clients of a variety of industries including real estate (development/sales/contractors), restaurants, medical practices, professional services, distribution, vehicle dealerships, retail and more.

She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Leadership Cobb Alumni and active member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA) - serving on council and various committees.  In addition to currently serving on the Board of LGE Community Credit Union she continues to volunteer and serve on various committees and projects bettering our community.

Denise and her husband, Robert, enjoy spending time with their two sons and daughter-in-law – one son and daughter-in-law are PHDs at Wake Forest University and the other son is an engineer with GTRI and working on his masters at Georgia Institute of Technology. The family has spent many vacations at Disney World -- Denise lost count after about 50 visits.  Denise also enjoys reading, playing tennis, crafts, traveling, antique hunting/collecting and walking her two Labrador Retrievers, Maverick and Magnum.

Mail Ballots

As provided for in the bylaws, only one candidate is being nominated per vacancy and nominations from the floor are not accepted. Therefore, a vote will be taken at the Annual Meeting.