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Tom Gryp

Developing a Culture of Innovation and Experimentation
Tom Gryp, Notre Dame FCU

It is easy for credit unions to become risk-averse and excessively careful under the relentless burden of regulation and ‘conform-to-peer-averages’ supervision practices. At Notre Dame FCU, CEO Tom Gryp has been working to build a culture of courage…for innovation. He believes that mistakes will be made and that they should be regarded as learning experiences. He also pushes for speed in decision-making and experimentation. The result has been an impressive addition of service capabilities and solid growth. In discussion, Tom will ask participants to take a hard look at their own egos to determine if they have what it takes to personify the change that they wish to see in their organizations.

About Tom Gryp

A native of South Bend, IN, Tom is a 1979 graduate from the University of Notre Dame with a BBA in Finance and a 1982 MBA recipient from Arizona State University. Spanning a financial services career of more than 30 years, Tom has amassed significant experience and success across a broad spectrum of operational and bank management areas including lending, technology, and investment management services. Through his past experience, Tom has become particularly adept at expense management, and diversified growth and retention strategies. As President/CEO of Notre Dame FCU, Tom has made his mark by introducing new products and services, upgrading legacy technology and instituting programs that focus resources on the credit union member and promote employee participation in community events. This innovation and success was acknowledged by his industry peers when Tom was named, 2016 CEO Trailblazer of the Year by Credit Union Times Tom is an Adjunct Faculty Member at the University of Notre Dame. He is also on the Board of Trustees at Holy Cross College, St. Vincent DePaul Society, a Knight in the Order of Malta, Member of the Knights of Columbus, and a Board Member of EnFocus (an organization dedicated to retaining highly skilled college graduates in the local community).

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