Armando A Martinez
President/CEO of Texas Community FCU
Armando is an active advocate for small credit unions. He values collaboration for the greater good of the credit union movement and passionately believes that the beauty of our work, as small credit union advocates, is the reality that large credit unions were once small and growth can be achieved with vision and a plan particular to our individual credit unions. In 2009, Martinez was recognized by the National Credit Union Foundation with its Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE) designation.
Armando is an active member of the Cornerstone Credit Union League with recent positions on the Governance Task Force and the Small Credit Union Committee. He has been Chairman of the Kingsville Housing Authority and President of Kingsville Affordable Housing and continues to serve his community through various civic and local government appointments. He is the past membership chairperson of the Coastal Bend Chapter of Credit Unions and currently serves on the Innovative Technology, Inc. (INTECH) Client Board, Texas A&M University-Kingsville College of Education and Human Performance Advisory Council and is a board member of the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions.
Armando is a 34 year financial services professional with experience in banking and credit union management. His hands on experience includes turning around a troubled credit union – resulting in long-term growth and profitability. Armando is a 1982 Business Administration Finance Graduate of Texas A&I University and in 1993 received a Diploma from the Graduate School of Banking of South at Louisiana State University. Armando is the recipient of the 2014 Small Business Administration Financial Services Champion of Year award for both the Harlingen District and Corpus Christi Branch office a 14 county area in Texas.