Go to:

March 2019
< Feb Apr >
Leaguer Email Subscription

You are not currently subscribed. Click Subscribe below to receive the Leaguer email.

James Tuggle Wins Small CU Achiever's Award
Friday, April 20, 2018 6:35 AM

James Tuggle

The Small Credit Union Achiever's Award is designed to recognize the exemplary efforts of credit union professionals dedicated to serving credit unions under $50 million in assets, and this year's winner is James Tuggle, president/CEO of Houston-based Transtar Federal Credit Union.

In presenting his award, Vice Chairman of the Cornerstone Recognition Committee Kenny Harrington said, "James is known for his personification of the people helping people philosophy. As a champion of credit unions, he encourages and inspires staff, volunteers, leaders, and members throughout his community. Just one example of his selfless efforts came during Hurricane Harvey. When the storms ravaged the Gulf Coast, James provided water, supplies, and financial assistance to people in need from small credit unions."

Tuggle, who has led Transtar FCU since 2001, has served with the Houston Chapter of Credit Unions and held each officer position. He mentors people in small credit unions within his Chapter and around the region. He has even processed the home equity loans of small Houston credit unions so they could offer such loans to their membership.

He is a graduate of the University of Houston and Southwest CUNA School. He is an active member of the Cornerstone Small Credit Union Committee and the Executive Committee; and he currently serves as vice-chair of the Cornerstone Credit Union League and chair of Credit Union Resources.

"James Tuggle's many contributions within and outside of Transtar have made a substantial and indelible impact on his community, on neighboring small credit unions, and on the larger credit union movement," said Cornerstone President/CEO Caroline Willard. "He has earned our admiration and respect, and I congratulate him on earning the Small Credit Union Achiever's Award for 2018."