The LSCU recently honored Tim Baldwin, recently retired president and CEO of San Antonio Citizens Federal Credit Union in San Antonio, Fla., with the 2019 Distinguished Service Award. The Distinguished Service Award is conferred on one credit union professional each year who exemplifies lifelong service to the credit union movement, service that reaches beyond the person’s credit union.
Baldwin spent his entire credit union career – more than 30 years – as the leader of San Antonio Citizens Federal Credit Union. During that time, he’s expanded the institution from:
- $22 million in assets to $258 million in assets
- One branch to five branches
- 4,263 members to 16,668 members
Baldwin also expanded San Antonio Citizen FCU’s field of membership twice, allowing all residents of eastern Pasco and Hernando counties to join.
During his more than 30 years at the helm of San Antonio Citizens FCU, Baldwin became a mainstay in the industry. Baldwin proved himself a leader in the field by with the the Tampa Chapter of Credit Unions Board as president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and on the board’s Governmental Affairs Committee from 1991 until 2006. He was also a member of Florida Credit Union League Board’s Governmental Affairs Committee from 2000 until 2009. He attended countless state and federal Government Affairs Conventions. His advocacy efforts also included fighting hard for the passage of credit union beneficial HR 1151 and attended the signing in Washington, D.C.
Baldwin lived the credit union philosophy of people helping people by working tirelessly in his community. Recently, he mentored a local child from 8th grade until his graduation, making a significant impact on the young man’s life. Baldwin has also served his community in the following ways:
- Florida Hospital/Advent Health Foundation Board from 2006 until present
- Kiwanis Club from 1995 until present
- Board of Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Florida
- Saint Anthony’s of Padua Catholic Church in San Antonio choir member
“Tim once said, ‘If you can’t be true to yourself, you can be true to no one.’ It’s clear that’s how he’s operated both in his professional and his personal life,” said Jared Ross, president of LSCU. “Tim’s distinguished career represents a prime example for those of us working in the industry today. We should all strive for his level of dedication, service and compassion. On behalf of the League, I am so proud to honor Tim with this prestigious award.
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