Kinecta Board Chair Darryl F. Johnson Elected To Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

 Kinecta Board Chair Darryl F. Johnson Elected To Los Angeles Area Chamber of
                         Commerce Board of Directors

First Board Member to represent a Credit Union

PR Newswire

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Feb. 13, 2013

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kinecta Federal Credit
Union's Chairman of the Board, Darryl F. Johnson, has been elected to serve as
a Board Member for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Johnson joins
this prestigious and diverse group as its first credit union representative.


Governed by a 140-member Board of Directors, the L.A. Area Chamber works to
shape the region through its strategic initiatives and advocacy efforts
surrounding key issues facing Southern California.

"We are extremely fortunate to have Darryl join our Board," said L.A. Area
Chamber President & CEO Gary Toebben. "Given his extensive experience in L.A.
area business, including his current Board Chair position at Kinecta Federal
Credit Union, coupled with his strong commitment to serve the community, he is
an ideal addition."

Johnson, a retired aerospace executive, currently serves as Chairman of the
Board at Kinecta Federal Credit Union. "I look forward to serving on the Board
of the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce, where I can contribute to enhancing the
region economically and culturally," said Johnson. "My ties are strong to Los
Angeles and its businesses, schools and communities. Having the opportunity to
give back in this way is an honor."

Prior to retiring, Johnson held many leadership positions at Raytheon Systems
Company (formerly Hughes Aircraft Company), including Director of Group
Administration and Services and executive in charge of Enterprise Services.

Born in Los Angeles to a military family, Johnson attended 16 different
schools all over the world. He served with the U.S. Army and is a retired
Colonel in the Army Reserves, formally attached to the 7th Special Forces
Group, Ft. Bragg, N.C. He received a master's degree in Public Administration
from Golden State University in San Francisco and earned his bachelor's degree
in Psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Active in the community, Johnson has served as President of the Hughes Black
Professional Forum, Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Girl
Scouts of America, Long Beach, Calif., Board Member of the African-American
Unity Center of the Brotherhood Crusade of Los Angeles, and company Team
Member for the United Way. He is active with the University of California at
Los Angeles as former Chair of the Chancellor's Cabinet, former Chair of the
UCLA Fund, Board Member of the UCLA Foundation, Member of the UCLA Board of
Governors, Member of the UCLA Hall of Fame Committee, the Tri-Mentor Program,
and was guest speaker to UCLA graduating seniors in 1990. Johnson is also
involved with the Youth Motivation Task Force, Fulfillment Fund, Junior
Achievement Program and the Special Olympics. In his spare time, he officiates
college and high school football and basketball and is an avid golfer.

About Kinecta Federal Credit Union – Kinecta Federal Credit Union
( is one of the nation's largest credit unions, with approximately
$3.17 billion in assets; 21 branches; four retail mortgage centers; 43 Nix
customer service centers and 12 Kinecta branches at Nix locations; and over
246,000 members nationwide. Headquartered in Manhattan Beach, Calif., Kinecta
was founded to serve employees of Hughes Aircraft Company and now serves
employees from Boeing Satellite Systems, Raytheon Systems Company, DirecTV and
other select employer groups. Kinecta offers its members a full range of
financial products through the Credit Union and its subsidiaries, Kinecta
Financial & Insurance Services, and Kinecta Alternative Financial Solutions,
dba Nix Financial (

Media Contact:
Marsha Mathias
Director, Corporate Communications

SOURCE Kinecta Federal Credit Union

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