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Smart Financial Credit Union Names Larry Seidl as CEO
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 6:50 AM

Larry Seidl

Smart Financial Credit Union has named Larry Seidl as its new chief executive officer. The appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2016, following current Smart Financial CEO Gary Tuma’s retirement on Dec. 31, 2015.

“Larry has a keen understanding of Smart Financial’s culture and its history of service to Greater Houston and the surrounding communities,” said Tuma. “I am confident that Smart Financial will thrive under his leadership and expertise.”

With more than 25 years in credit union management, Seidl’s experience includes lending, operations, and product and business development. Since 2010, Seidl has served as senior vice president and chief lending officer for Smart Financial Credit Union. In this role, Seidl managed all aspects of lending including consumer, commercial, mortgage, auto indirect, and collections.

Before joining Smart Financial, Seidl served for five years as senior vice president and chief operating officer of the Dallas Telco Federal Credit Union. Prior to serving with Dallas Telco, Seidl served as vice president of lending and collections for Neighborhood Credit Union and was previously with Community Credit Union.

Seidl was previously a member of the Texas Credit Union League (now Cornerstone) Lending Council Executive Committee. He is also a member of the Smart Financial Foundation Board of Directors and the Houston Asian Chamber of Commerce. Seidl holds a Bachelor of Arts from St. Mary of the Plains College. A native of Dodge City, Kansas, Seidl currently lives in Fulshear, Texas, with his wife Terri.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to build on the momentum Mr. Tuma has created for Smart Financial, and look forward to continuing to serve our members as I embark on this new chapter,” said Seidl.

About Smart Financial Credit Union
Smart Financial Credit Union has been dedicated to providing superior service to every member since 1934. With 20 locations in Greater Houston, Smart Financial provides a full range of financial services to more than 77,000 members. For more information, please visit or engage with Smart Financial Credit Union on Facebook or Twitter @SmartFinancialCU.