Growing Teachers Credit Union’s assets and members, expanding its services and growing its physical footprint landed industry honors for organization leader Paul Marsh.
The credit union’s president and CEO recently was presented the Indiana Credit Union League’s 2019 Professional Achievement Award during the organization’s annual chairman’s awards banquet in Indianapolis. Marsh was selected from nominees statewide for an award that the Professional honors career accomplishments, commitment to the credit union movement and community contributions.
“This honor reflects the efforts of all our team members in helping the credit union grow and strengthening our support for the communities we serve,” Marsh said.
Marsh has spent his entire career at TCU, rising through the ranks since starting as an accounting intern in 1989. Since becoming President and CEO in 2011, he has overseen the credit union’s growth to more than 300,000 members and over $3 billion in assets.
Marsh also led the development of TCU’s commercial lending services and expansion in southwestern Michigan with the recent acquisition of New Buffalo Savings Bank.
Marsh also led the introduced of online and mobile banking services at TCU. Financial education and empowerment programs also have been a priority for Marsh, introducing young people to sound habits that promote financial security.
Marsh has been active in the community. He is a former board chair of the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce, and holds leadership positions with the Indiana Youth Institute and the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics Advisory Board.
Marsh serves as chair of ChoiceLight — formerly Metronet Zing — an initiative providing bandwidth to schools, businesses, governments and community organizations in St. Joseph and Marshall counties.
TCU’s institutional support for community organizations also has flourished under Marsh.
In 2018, TCU launched an annual Day of Giving, offering paid work time for employees to volunteer with organizations in their communities. Last year, TCU employees recorded more than 14,000 service hours, and the credit union and the TCU Foundation together made more than $750,000 in contributions to organizations.