The Board of Directors Nominations

The Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. The Nominating Committee recommends the following candidates for renomination to run and serve a three-year term. All listed candidates have agreed to this term.



Bruce Likly is co-principal of Kovak-Likly Communications LLC, a leading independent health care public relations and marketing communications firm based in Wilton, Connecticut.


Likly joined the Mutual Security Credit Union board in 2005, and has worked for the benefit of its members as part of the Finance and Employee Relations Committees. In 2008, he became Chairman of the Board.


Reason for Becoming a Nominee:

To continue to develop and implement plans and programs that improve the credit union’s strength along with its ability to provide members with value added benefits. 




Linda Smitas recently retired from Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut where she held the position of Chief Financial Officer. Prior to working for Regional Hospice, she held several positions during her 27 years at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. Linda holds a CPA and MPH designation.


Reasons for becoming a Nominee:

I have enjoyed my previous experience on the board, and I am interested in continuing to volunteer my time and energy with Mutual Security Credit Union. I believe my strong financial and operational background can be deployed to assist Mutual Security in many areas.  I look forward to applying my skills, background, and experiences to the financial services industry.




Bob Basta is a retired Senior Engineering Manager of Advanced Reconnaissance Systems for the BAE Systems Company. Bob received his BSEE from Fairfield University, School of Engineering and his MBA from F.I.T. 

Currently, he serves on Mutual Security Credit Union’s Board of Directors and is the Chairman of the Supervisory Committee.


Reason for becoming a Nominee:

Having been a member of Mutual Security Credit Union since 1966, I know that no other type of financial institution can duplicate the benefits that a credit union gives its members! I would like to continue as a director to lend my assistance and expertise to benefit Mutual Security and its members. 



Bob Marages has over 30 years of experience as an Information Systems professional, and is currently employed at Randstad Sourcelight. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of New Haven. He is also an Accredited Information Systems Auditor (CISA).


Bob was formerly on the Board of Directors for the Technology Groups Federal Credit Union (TGFCU). He resides with his wife, Debbie, in Middlebury, Connecticut. Together they have three children, Katie, Kelly and Mark, and two grandchildren, Alice and Elliot.

Reasons for becoming a Nominee:

Having been a member of both the TIMEX Federal Credit Union (TFCU) and Technology Groups Federal Credit Union before becoming involved with Mutual Security, I have first-hand knowledge of what credit unions can do for their members. I would like the opportunity to assist in moving Mutual Security forward in its dedication to providing products and services that benefit its members.


Current Members interested in becoming candidates must submit a Letter of Declaration to the Nominating Committee along with the signatures of at least one percent (280) of the Mutual Security Credit Union member population. Letter must be postmarked by February 19, 2017.

Letters should be sent to: Mutual Security Credit Union, Nominating Committee Chairman, PO Box 2489, Shelton, CT 06484-1489.

If there are no additional candidates for the Board of Directors, the nominees listed will be automatically instated as directors at MSCU’s Annual Meeting.