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April 21, 2015: Mr. Tony Hale

Tony Hale
Tony Hale

President and CEO of Texell Credit Union

Tony Hale is the President and CEO of Texell Credit Union, headquartered in Temple, Texas.During his first three years as CEO, the company has grown total assets by 57%, total loans by 145%, and gross revenue by 53%. Texell Credit Union’s ROAA (return on average assets) has climbed into the top 1% of the industry, during arguably one of the most difficult periods in the history of banking.
 
Prior to taking the top spot at Texell, Tony served as Chief Operating Officer for a $250 million credit union in the Houston area, where he directly contributed to 38% asset growth, and 88% loan growth over two and a half years, making it one of the fastest growing community credit unions in Texas. During that time, Tony supervised the expansion of their branch network from 8 branches, to 13 branches, three of which were opened in a single quarter.
 
Before becoming COO, Tony worked for two years as Vice President of Marketing at a large community credit union if the D/FW area. He also led product development for USAA Federal Savings Bank, where he and his team launched the USAA Prepaid Card for teens.
He is a commercial pilot and flight instructor, with experience in corporate aviation, and 1,700 flight hours. In 2000, while living in San Antonio, Tony and a business partner started Sky Safety, a flight training and aircraft rental business in Castroville. Tony's business partner eventually bought his half of the business in 2002 and Sky Safety continues to operate today out of Stinson Field in San Antonio.

Tony earned both an MBA, and a BBA in Accounting from Texas State University. While attending Texas State as a full-time student, Tony worked for Residence Life Office served in various roles include Resident Assistant (RA), Marketing Staff Assistant, and as the Graduate Assistant for Facilities Management. His time at Texas State (then SWT) includes service as a Senator on the Associated Student Government, a member of the University Parking Committee, and as the student representative on the Police Chief Search Committee.

He serves as secretary on the Board of Directors for Aware Central Texas, a non-profit agency formed to prevent child abuse. Tony resides with his wife, Amy, and three young children in Temple.