When Marc Schaefer steps down as CEO of Truliant Federal Credit Union at the end of 2019, he doesn’t want the focus to be on what he did as an individual.
Instead, he wants people to remember what the $2.6 billion asset credit union in Winston-Salem, N.C., did for its members.
“It’s about the member,” Schaefer tells the CUNA News Podcast. “We improved a ton of peoples’ lives over the 25 years I was CEO. Just think of all of the car loans to help people get to work and home loans to help people build wealth and have a place to live. Everything we’ve done, we’ve done to improve members’ lives.”
Schaefer also talks about his upcoming retirement, what’s changed during his 25 years of leading the credit union, his advocacy efforts, and more.
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In this episode:
2:13: How Schaefer feels as retirement nears
3:00: What growth in a credit union's assets means
5:40: The obelisk outside of Truliant Federal's headquarters
8:36: Schaefer's role in H.R. 1151
15:30: Changes in the credit union industry
23:00: Schaefer's advice for future leaders
25:21: What Schaefer's grateful for