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Nathanael Tarwasokono Assumes the Helm of Firstmark CU
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 7:00 AM

The Firstmark Credit Union board of directors announced that Nathanael Tarwasokono would be the organization's next president/CEO, succeeding Leon Ewing, who retired in December 2015.

Cynthia Campbell

"Nathanael’s outstanding background, passion for the credit union mission, and shared vision for our members make him a great fit for our organization," said Donald Pinson, chairman of the board. "We are extremely pleased to have him join Firstmark Credit Union."

Established in 1932, Firstmark Credit Union is the oldest state-chartered credit union in San Antonio, Texas.  Today, it manages $976 million in assets and serves more than 96,000 members throughout Bexar County and the surrounding area.

Tarwasokono has been CEO of Pima Federal Credit Union in Tucson, Arizona, since 2008. With $450 million in assets, Pima FCU is one of the largest credit unions in southern Arizona. Under his leadership, assets grew by 80 percent and the credit union maintained a 5-star rating from Bauer Financial for 28 consecutive quarters. The credit union also received numerous awards for its work in the community, including the prestigious Dora Maxwell Award and Community and Business Builder of the Year Award.

"Over the last nine years, I was blessed to work with an outstanding team at Pima Federal Credit Union and am grateful to have built relationships that will last a lifetime," said Tarwasokono. "I am looking forward to opening an exciting new chapter in San Antonio with Firstmark Credit Union, building on the legacy of Mr. Ewing and working with the board and employees to carry forward the credit union's rich history and vision for the future."

About Firstmark Credit Union
Firstmark Credit Union provides financial services to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Bexar County as well as education-related employees in Bexar County and the 11 surrounding counties; and their relatives. Established in 1932, the Credit Union has 14 locations serving more than 97,000 members and manages in excess of $976 million in assets. For more information, please visit firstmarkcu.org.