Membership in Northrop Grumman Federal Credit Union means co-ownership in one of the strongest credit unions in the country.
Board of Directors
Control of Northrop Grumman Federal Credit Union and its management is in the hands of the membership. Once a year, members elect a Board of Directors at their annual meeting. Each member gets one vote, regardless of the number of shares owned. One person, one vote means that control and direction of the Credit Union is not based on the financial resources of a few members, but on the needs of the entire membership.
Patrick has been employed with Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems since 2003. Since that time, he has held various professional and management positions within the organization. He is currently a program manager for the Tactical Sensor Solutions division responsible for radar development programs. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell University as well as an MBA from the University of Maryland. Patrick joined the Volunteers at Large program with the Northrop Grumman Federal Credit Union in 2011 and was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2012. Patrick currently serves as the Chairman of the Board, as well as Chair of the Nominating, and serves on the Technology, Executive, Loan and Share, and Marketing committees.
Eric Scholten is currently the vice president and controller at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. In this role, Scholten is responsible for sector financial planning and analysis; financial reporting and accounting; budgets, rates and overhead management; government relations and compliance; resource management; and property administration. Most recently, Scholten was director of business management, where he was responsible for the financial and business administration activities for Strategic Programs and Technology business area and its programs. Prior to that, Scholten served as deputy business manager for the F-35 program. He also worked on a special assignment related to the establishment of Aerospace Systems’ centers of excellence and served as the business operations manager for Contracts, Pricing and Program Business Operations. Previously, Scholten worked at the Northrop Grumman Corporate office, where he was the manager of capital markets in Corporate Treasury. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, he held a variety of engineering positions at other aerospace companies. Scholten earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a master’s degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Stanford University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California. Before being elected to the NGFCU Board in 2015, Eric participated in the Volunteer at Large program with the Northrop Grumman Federal Credit Union starting in 2012. Eric is currently the 1st Vice-Chairman of the Credit Union Board of Directors and serves on the Executive Committee, and Financial Strategies Committee.
Recently retired, Steve had been with Northrop Grumman Electronic Sensors since 1979 and held numerous management positions in operations and program management. Most recently, he was the Director, Aviation and Weapons Systems Programs. Equipped with a BS in business and an MBA in management, Steve’s credit union service dates back to 1982. In 1985, he was elected to the Westinghouse Family of Maryland FCU Board of Directors. In 2000, Steve joined the Northrop Grumman FCU Board of Directors where he held the positions of 2nd Vice Chairman and 1st Vice Chairman and Chairman. He currently serves on the Executive, Financial Strategies, Loan & Share, and Nominating committees.
Diane is the Executive Officer, Operations Administration at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)responsible for the financial management and administrative services of Metro’s daily Operations. Her career with Metro, the nation’s third largest transportation agency, began in 1996 and has included management positions in the Chief Executive Office, Administration, Human Resources, Organizational Development & Training and Transit Operations Departments. Prior to working at Metro, Diane worked for the County of Los Angeles and the City of Pasadena. Diane has an extensive commitment to public service. She has been active in her community. A member of the Women’s Transportation Seminar, she was committee member on the California Transportation Association, a mentor and volunteer. She launched and serves as the current President of the Advancement of Latinos at Metro Association (ALMA).
Heather M. Crofford
Heather Crofford was recently named Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Enterprise Shared Services (ESS) for Northrop Grumman where she leads all ESS business management activities. Her portfolio includes the business management of information technology, information assurance, security, infrastructure, financial and HR shared services and accounting. She is a member of the Corporate CFO Council. Heather joined Northrop Grumman in 2014, where she was CFO and Director of Business Management for the Cyber Division within the Information Solutions Sector. In this role, Heather worked directly with the Cyber team to ensure solid financial performance and flawless program execution for Northrop Grumman’s Cyber portfolio. Prior to working at Northrop Grumman, Heather worked for more than 12 years for the Boeing Company in a number of increasingly responsible financial management positions, most recently as the CFO of the Electronic and Information Systems division. In addition to her CFO role, she has experience serving in leadership positions specifically within Financial Planning and Analysis and Cost Management. Heather holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania and Masters of Business Administration from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Heather serves on the Financial Strategies and Loan & Share committees.
Karin Flanagan is the Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions for Northrop Grumman Corporation, responsible for the on-going development and implementation of the company’s merger, acquisition and divestiture strategy. In addition, she supports the creation and dissolution of company joint ventures, equity stakes investments, and other strategic business relationships as related to the company’s business portfolio. Previously, Karin was the vice president, Strategy and Technology and responsible for the ongoing development of the company’s strategic framework, with the goal of optimizing technology investments. Since 1993, she has been involved with the company’s merger, acquisition and divestiture activities including strategic analysis, competitive assessment, due diligence, transaction support and transition related activities. Karin has provided leadership roles in the majority of company acquisitions (including Grumman, Vought, Westinghouse, Logicon, Litton, TRW) and divestitures (including TASC, Inc and HII (Shipbuilding)), as well as numerous smaller acquisitions and divestitures. Karin holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University and an MBA from California Lutheran University. Karin joined the NGFCU Board of Directors in May 2015 and serves on the Loan and Share Policy Committee.
With more than 30 years with Metro, Kathi retired in 2015 after completing her career as Director, Human Resources. Kathi earned her bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in personnel management and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources by the Society for Human Resources Management. Kathi joined the Board of the Metro Transportation Employees Federal Credit Union (MTEFCU) in 1991. During her tenure with MTEFCU, she served as Vice President and President of the Board, and Chairman of the Supervisory Committee. Kathi served as Chairman of the NGFCU Supervisory Committee since 2002, accepted a position on the Board of Directors in 2009 and held the position as Chairman. Kathi currently serves on the Nominating, Executive, Human Resources, and Loan and Share committees.
Phil R. Harrott
Phil recently retired from Northrop Grumman Corporation after 34 years of service. He received a B.A. in Mathematics from UCLA in 1968. Phil served on the Credit Union's Supervisory Committee from February 1981 to December 1983 and was elected to the Board of Directors in December 1983. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors in 1989, 1990 and 2000. During his more than two decades of Board service, Phil has actively participated in virtually every standing committee. He currently serves as Chair of the Technology, and as a member of the Budget, Human Resources, Financial Strategies, Nominating, and Supervisory committees.
Hugh retired in September 2009 from Northrop Grumman Corporation. As an employee of Westinghouse and then Northrop Grumman Corporation, Hugh held various professional and management positions in Finance and Business Management organizations. During his tenure with Friendship Federal Credit Union that began in 1982, Hugh served on that Board of Directors as Treasurer, Vice-Chairman and Chairman. When the merger was completed between Northrop Grumman FCU and Friendship, Hugh joined the Northrop Grumman Federal Credit Union Board of Directors in April 2000. Hugh completed his term as Chairman in 2011 and currently serves on the Budget, Financial Strategies, and Human Resources committees.
Harry Q. H. Lee, II
Harry retired from the Northrop Grumman Corporation in 2015 as the V.P. Corporate Contracts, Pricing & Supply Chain with more than 35 years of Aerospace and Defense business management experience. Harry has received several awards and community service honors, including 2014 NAAAP (National Association of Asian American Professionals) 100 Honoree, the Asian Americans Professional Association (AAPA) 2014 Executive Award and the Elevate 2013 Executive of the Year. He is a frequent lecturer on professional and career development. Harry serves on the NAAAP National Senior Advisory Council and is an executive advisor to Upward Synergy in association with leadership development programs established with California State University, Fullerton and the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management. He also serves in a senior advisory role for several national professional associations. Having served several years on the NGFCU Supervisor Committee, Harry began service on the NGFCU Board of Directors in May 2015 and serves on the Marketing and Publicity Committee.
Stanley R. Swenson, Jr.
Recently retired from the Northrop Grumman Federal Credit Union after 34 years as CEO, Stan continues his service to the Credit Union as Secretary Treasurer of the Board of Directors. During his tenure the Credit Union responded progressively to the changing demands of an expanding membership landscape along with incumbent service, access and security challenges. Stan's professional service to credit unions began in 1973, following a career in aerospace finance. He studied law at the University of San Fernando Valley College of Law after completing his undergraduate studies at Cal State Northridge. Stan serves on the Marketing & Publicity and Technology Committees.
Richard A. Underhill
Dick retired from Northrop Grumman Corporation in 2005 after 27 years of service. During his tenure, he was Manager of Compensation and Organizational Development for the Electro-Mechanical Division, Manager of Compensation and Organizational Planning for the B-2 Division, and Director of Employment Center, Corporate. His final position was as Corporate Vice-President of Compensation & Benefits. Since he began service on the Credit Union Board of Directors in 1988, Dick has held the positions of Chairman, 1st Vice- Chairman and 2nd Vice-Chairman. He now serves on the Budget, Facilities, and Human Resources committees.
Georgetta A. Wolff
Georgetta began her career with Northrop Grumman Corporation in 1983. She held positions as Division Counsel for the Electro-Mechanical, Aircraft, B-2, Advanced Technology and Development Center and MASD; and Associate Sector Counsel for the Air Combat Systems Business Area of the Integrated Systems and Aerostructures Sector. Before retiring from Northrop Grumman in March, 2013, Georgetta was Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Integrated Systems Sector Counsel. Serving on the NGFCU Board of Directors since 1995, Georgetta has held the positions of 2nd Vice-Chairman, 1st Vice-Chairman and Chairman. She currently serves on the Facilities, Loan and Share and Marketing committees.