Mr. Wood has been an active member of 1st Financial’s board for the past 18 months. He also served as a board member in 2011 and 2012. Mr. Wood has been a credit union member for 8 years.
Mr. Wood currently works for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod as Manager of Internal and Operational Audits. Prior to working for the Lutheran Church, Mr. Wood served as Chief Financial Officer for St. Patrick Center in St. Louis.
Mr. Wood holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Truman State University.
In his spare time, Mr. Wood serves as Assistant Treasurer for St. Francis de Sales Benevolent Society. He has also served as the Treasurer of St. Francis of Assisi Athletic Association and as Vice President of St. Francis of Assisi Parish Council.
Mr. Wood is a dedicated volunteer and is seeking re-election for a three-year term.
Robert (Bob) Cote
Mr. Cote has been a 1st Financial member for 9 years. He lives in Wentzville with his wife Amy and 2 children Brieann and Zach. He is the Program Director/Assistant Professor for Lindenwood University, School of Accelerated Degree Programs. He is responsible for managing the academic, personnel, and administrative affairs for the Management and Organizational Leadership Graduate Program. Recently, he became a Certified Leadership Coach through KLC and ICF.
Mr. Cote has over 25 years’ experience in multiple industries in various management and leadership roles. He strives to help organizations develop and implement strategies that lead to the accomplishment of high-end goals that meet corporate objectives. As a leader, he utilizes relationship-oriented behaviors that inspire, motivate, and empower individuals to adapt in times of uncertainty and change. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a BBA in Accounting, Baker College with an MBA, and a Ph.D. in Organization and Management from Capella University. His hobbies include karate, mountain biking, travel, and family time.
Mr. Cote is seeking election for a three-year term.