Board of Directors


Cindy Lutrell


After 35 years, Cindy retired as the VP of Disney’s Financial Systems in 2021 which was an enterprise-wide group supporting and monitoring the systems and processes for finance globally.   She currently is working for Disney part time on DPEP’s Finance Transformation project. This team works with finance teams across all the domestic and international areas in DPEP (Disney Parks Experiences and Products) to find new and innovative ways to streamline and modernize financial processes and systems.

Cindy Luttrell received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Accounting) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her MBA from the University of Central Florida.   She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Georgia.  Prior to joining the Walt Disney World Co., Cindy worked 4 years in public accounting in Atlanta doing all aspects of accounting:  tax, audit, small business.  She has spent the last 35+ years at Disney working in various finance and accounting groups across all the varying Disney Businesses.


Jaye Thompson

Vice Chairman

Jaye has been honored to serve on the Partners Federal Credit Union board for over 20 years, initially accepting the role in 1999.   As a Partners FCU Board Member, she has represented the Membership as the Board Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer/Secretary, Technology Committee chair and served on numerous committees. Recently retired, Jaye had 25 years with The Walt Disney Company in executive roles interacting with most Disney segments.  Prior to TWDC, Jaye spent 12 successful years with Southern California Edison.

Jaye began her career with TWDC leading Disneyland’s technology support team and then moved to oversee the desktop and executive support service for most of the West Coast Disney lines of business.  Jaye then took a leadership role with Enterprise Technology, implementing and governing the company-wide Managed Services agreements.  Next Jaye moved to Walt Disney Attractions Technology as the Director of Back-Of-House and Imagineering systems.   Jaye concluded her Disney career as the Director of Vendor and Workplace Management for the Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products Technology & Digital organization. After 25 years, Jaye plans to remain close to TWDC and continue the spirit of serving Guests and Cast.


Alden Weiss


Alden Weiss has been a member of the Partners Federal Credit Union Board of Directors since April 2003 and has served on the Finance and Compensation Committees. Prior to serving on the board, he was a member, for three years, of the credit union’s “Member Services Advisory Committee,” which interfaces with the board and credit union management on behalf of Walt Disney World ® (WDW) Resort Cast Members.

Having worked at Disney for 43 year, Alden has recently retired. While at Disney, he was a manager responsible for setting up Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Sales Centers in the US and abroad. Prior to DVC, he worked in WDW Building & Property Management for 16 years and was in WDW Finance for 14 years.”


Mark Gustovich

Board Member

Mark has served two terms at Partners as Chairman of the Board. He joined the credit union in 1996 and in 1999 was appointed to the Supervisory Committee, which he later chaired.  In 2003, he was elected to the Board of Directors where he led the CEO search, Compensation, and Nominating Committees.  In 2009 Mark was elected Chairman of the Board and has also held roles as Vice Chair and Chair of the Technology Committee.

Currently, Mark serves as Vice-President, Client Executive Partner for the Atos Corporation and is responsible for global operations supporting Fortune 500 firms with their technology needs. After graduating from California State University, Mark entered the information technology field where he has spent his entire career; 12 years with the Unocal Corporation, nine years with Disney, and the balance with Atos and its affiliates.


Deborah Bales

Board Member

Deborah has been a member of Partners Federal Credit Union since 1973 and served on the Partners Board of Directors since 1989.   She has held the roles of Secretary, Vice-Chairman, Chairman, Governance Committee Chairman and participated in many subcommittees.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona, and currently works as a Staff Planner at Northrup Grumman, providing strategic/master planning, engineering and design support for office and production facilities.  She previously worked at Disneyland for more than 25 years in Foods, Industrial Engineering Operations and in Project Management.  She has also been active in the Society of Women Engineers, Orange County.


Jennifer Baucher

Board Member

Jennifer began her career at Disney over 20 years ago in Studio Controllership supporting Disney Animation and served as the Studio Production lead in the global SAP implementation project. Subsequent to that implementation, she held several roles in the Financial Systems team that focused on driving continuous improvement, strategic business initiatives and system implementations. Currently, Jennifer is a Finance Director that leads a team supporting the Studio Technology and Global Information Security teams.

Prior to Disney, Jennifer was a Senior Auditor at Deloitte and Touche LLP where she obtained her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Business Economics from the University of Santa Barbara.


Bob Cunningham

Board Member

Bob is a Director and held the role of Chairman of the Board for Partners Federal Credit Union. An attorney at The Walt Disney Studios for more than 35 years, Bob was Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Distribution.

For four years he was a Trustee of St. Mark’s School in Altadena, California, and chaired the steering committee for a successful capital campaign.

Bob graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles in 1971 and was President of its Alumni Association Board of Governors. He received his Juris Doctor in 1975 from UCLA.


André M. Hale

Board Member

Sr. Controller & Vice President Shared Services

Senior executive (+30 years’ experience), currently leading The Walt Disney Company’s Global Shared Services corporate division with locations in all regions (North America, LATAM, APAC, and EMEA). Disney’s shared services is comprised of Global Procure to Pay (Accounts Payable/Procurement Services), Global Payroll, Global Travel & Expense Management, and Global Records Information Management. These areas manage and drive strategies for processes, technologies, and resources in 54 countries to provide shared services operations, supporting all segments and divisions of the Company.

Experience Highlights:

  • Joined The Walt Disney Company in May of 2001
  • Recognized by the Aberdeen Group for developing industry best practices in the areas of Policy and Regulatory Compliance
  • Held various leadership roles within GE, most notably of which was his participation in one of GE’s highly-acclaimed Leadership Programs at its Shared Services operations, where he also led GE’s Freight Payables Center
  • MBA from Stetson University
  • BBA in Finance from Prairie View A&M University
  • Holds various professional certifications in the accounts payable, procurement, payroll, and commercial card industries

Tom Tancredi

Board Member

A Partners Federal Credit Union member for over 50 years, Tom has served on the Credit Union’s Board of Directors since 1981. He has also served on the Supervisory Committee and presently participates in the Compensation and Finance Committees.

Tom was a Disney Cast Member for more than 47 years and retired from The Walt Disney Company. He has also volunteered on other non-profit boards, including Hearts for ALS (Lou Gehrig disease) and Damien High School Alumni Council. He is also Chairman of the Finance Council at his church, and he has volunteered as a reader to elementary school children and to the blind.

He received his B.A. in Sociology from California State University Fullerton and he holds a Certificate in Management from the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California at Riverside.


Jack Yellin

Board Member

Jack Yellin was at the time of his retirement in 2021 Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for The Walt Disney Company and affiliated companies. He joined Disney in 1990 as Senior Counsel in litigation and progressed to Senior Vice President before assuming his role as Chief Compliance Officer for the Company. In his litigation role he was involved in many of the major lawsuits involving the Company until 2011. Since 1994 he also headed the Company’s Global Ethics and Compliance Management Group, which set the business standards for, and provided training in the Company’s Standards of Business Conduct and related subjects to the Company’s employees throughout the world. In January 2011 Jack became the Company’s Chief Compliance Officer, with particular responsibility for the Company’s anti-corruption efforts, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, regarding which he is a subject-matter expert, and trade control compliance.

Jack earned his bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College magna cum laude; his law degree from Santa Clara University Law School summa cum laude, and a Master of Laws from the University of California at Berkeley, specializing in constitutional law and conflicts of laws. After earning his Master of Laws, he spent eight years at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York before coming to Disney. In 1994 Disney’s general counsel asked him to spearhead the Company’s efforts in developing its Standards of Business Conduct. Jack has also taught business ethics at the college level and maintains a strong academic and practical interest in business ethics, and particularly in ethical decision making. He has also earned a doctorate with a specialization in business ethics.


Tracy Montoya

Board Member

Tracy Montoya is retired from a 40-plus-year career with The Walt Disney Company, most recently as Vice President of Recruitment Operations and Talent Channels supporting the company’s Talent Acquisition function.

Tracy’s Disney adventure started when she was recruited from her home state of Oregon for a one summer job on the College Program at Disneyland, working as a front-line Cast Member. The resulting “one summer job” ultimately included an array of much valued experiences in Park Operations and company-wide HR roles in both California and Florida, with the privilege of contributing alongside talented, curious, motivated people from Disney businesses around the world.