INDIANAPOLIS – Paul Marsh, President/CEO of Teachers Credit Union (TCU), is the Indiana Credit Union League’s 2019 recipient of the Professional Achievement Award. The presentation was made at the Chairman’s Awards Banquet at the JW Marriott Hotel on October 25 as part of a special event during the League’s statewide convention.
“I’m proud to accept this award on behalf of everyone at TCU,” Marsh said. “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 has spent his entire career at TCU, rising through the ranks since starting as an accounting intern in 1989. As President and CEO since 2011, he has overseen the credit union’s growth to more than 300,000 members and over $3 billion in assets. Marsh has also led the development of TCU’s commercial lending services and expansion in southwestern Michigan with a planned acquisition of New Buffalo Savings Bank.
Under Marsh’s leadership, TCU has introduced an array of online and mobile banking services to meet members’ needs. Financial education and empowerment programs also have been a priority for Marsh, introducing young people to sound habits that promote financial security.
Marsh has put TCU’s community service mission into practice himself as former board chair of the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce, as well as holding leadership positions with the Indiana Youth Institute and the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics Advisory Board. He now 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. Last year, the credit union instituted an annual Day of Giving, offering paid work time for team members to volunteer with organizations in their communities. Throughout 2018, team members recorded over 14,000 service hours, and the credit union and the TCU Foundation together made more than $750,000 in contributions to organizations.
Beyond his own credit union, Marsh is a member of the League’s Governmental Affairs Committee and has been a key legislative contact. He is also active in the national credit union community where he has been involved with MEMBERS Development Company, Callahan & Associates, the PSCU board, XP advisory board and Fiserv. Currently, he is on the CUES CEO Council, Credit Union National Association’s National Credit Union Roundtable Advisory Council and its Credit Union Consumer Consideration Committee. He has served internationally as well, traveling to Ukraine in 2017 as part of a World Council of Credit Unions program to help small farmers and ag entrepreneurs.
The Professional Achievement Award recipient is chosen each year from nominees from around the state. Individuals are nominated for their professional accomplishments, their commitment to the credit union movement and the contributions they make to their credit union and community.
Paul Marsh (right) of Teachers Credit Union accepts his award from Indiana League Chairman Dallas Bergl of INOVA Federal Credit Union