Security Service FCU (SSFCU) announces several staff promotions. John Worthington has been promoted to executive vice president/chief communications officer, responsible for leading the credit union's programs for legislative affairs; community service; public relations; and industry, civic and trade association participation.
Security Service FCU (SSFCU) announces several staff promotions. John Worthington has been promoted to executive vice president/chief communications officer, responsible for leading the credit union’s programs for legislative affairs; community service; public relations; and industry, civic and trade association participation.
Prior to joining SSFCU in 1994 as vice president of marketing, Worthington served for 26 years in the U.S. Air Force, holding key public affairs positions including assignments in the Pentagon with the Air Force Office of Public Affairs and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He also served as Commander of the Air Force Broadcasting Service, directing Air Force broadcast activities around the world.
Worthington is active in the community and legislative affairs, serving as a board member of the Bexar County Arts and Cultural Fund and the North San Antonio Chamber’s 501c3 “Lead SA” charitable organization and as a member of the Texas Credit Union League Governmental Affairs Committee. He holds a master’s degree in public relations from American University and is a life member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He also sings with the award-winning barbershop harmony Heart of Texas Chorus.
Mike Martinez has been promoted to senior vice president of military affairs for SSFCU. A Marine Corps veteran who served during the Vietnam War, Martinez will serve as the primary liaison with military installation commands and will be responsible for building financial literacy programs and expanding and improving all of the credit union’s services to active duty service men, women and their families in ways that meet the unique circumstances military members encounter.
Martinez joined SSFCU in 1997 as a service center manager, serving as senior vice president of member service since 2004. He is a long-time board member and former board chair for the South Texas Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He holds a degree in business from the College of the Desert in Twenty-nine Palms, CA.
Charles Goss has been named senior vice president/chief lending officer for the credit union, responsible for indirect lending, direct lending, mortgage and asset recovery.
Goss returns to SSFCU after three years as chief lending officer at Golden 1 CU in Sacramento, CA. Prior to heading to the west coast, he served 13 years working through the ranks at SSFCU, eventually rising to vice president of Texas lending. He holds a bachelor of business administration with a concentration in finance from Southwest Texas State University.