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Posted: Jul 26, 2022 | Author: Cornerstone League
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Latisha Schools

Latisha Schools

VP of Finance
Transtar Federal Credit Union
Houston, Texas

Transtar Federal Credit Union VP of Finance Latisha Schools has spent her career in the credit union movement, perfecting her personal application of the “people helping people” philosophy. The mother of two greatly values family, citing her grandmother as her role model.

Learn more about Latisha:  

  • How long have you been in the credit union industry?
    I have been in the industry almost 22 years.
  • What is your favorite thing about working in the credit union?
    I love the collaboration within the industry. The camaraderie between the people you meet from members, vendors, and others within the industry. I have met amazing people! I love to help others and in my years in the credit union movement, I have been given the opportunity to do that.
  • What is one thing that surprises most people about you?
    People are shocked to learn that I have only ever worked in credit unions. It was my first job and I never left. People are also surprised that I have two daughters, ages 17 and 14.
  • Who is your role model and why?
    My grandmother. She has a strength that has made me into who I am today. Her best advice to me was: “Do what you can now, and when you can do better – do that.” She has always believed in me and reminded me life is hard, mistakes happen, but never give up.
  • What are you binge watching right now?
    Peaky Blinders

 

Elaina Pineda

Elaina Pineda

Member Service Advisor
Resource One Credit Union
Houston, Texas

Resource One Credit Union Member Service Advisor Elaina Pineda has been in the credit union movement for four years. She enjoys helping her members and the community, and never misses an opportunity to visit her favorite travel destination: her hometown of Pismo Beach, Calif.

Read on to learn more about Elaina:

  • Favorite movie that you can see over and over?
    American Sniper…or any Nicholas Sparks movie.
  • What is one thing that surprises most people about you?
    My sarcastic jokes and quick comebacks.
  • What are you currently reading?
    I’m rereading “Two Little Girls in Blue” by Mary Higgins Clark.
  • What are you binge watching right now?
    Grey’s Anatomy for the billionth time

 

Jacob Urina

Jacob Urbina

Senior Member Experience Advisor
Resource One Credit Union
Houston, Texas

Jacob Urbina is a six-year credit union veteran who is motivated by the ability to help the community. He says his favorite thing about working at Resource One CU is “coming to work every day knowing that we are making a change for our members.” If given the chance, he’d sit down with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and ask him about his work ethic.

Learn more about Jacob:

  • Favorite movie that you can see over and over?
    Avengers End Game.
  • What is one thing that surprises most people about you?
    How fast and effective I am when it comes to working on a loan and helping on an account.
  • What are you currently reading?
    The Bible.
  • Who is your role model and why?
    Myself because of all the hard work that it took to get to where I want to be and who I wanted to become in life.
  • What is your favorite place you’ve traveled?
    Florida.
  • If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
    Super strength so I can carry all of life and peace on my shoulders. 

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