KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Its About Engagement
In what is a very commoditized business environment, many organizations today, including UFCU, compete by transforming themselves into employers of choice. Such entities possess and demonstrate a vision, mission, and values that resonate with talented professionals. More importantly, they execute on such values, creating an environment in which employees can grow professionally, fully engaging their minds and hearts, to produce results and impact that extend well beyond the bottom line. In this session, UFCU CEO Tony Budet will present personal successes, failures, and perspectives gleaned during his 18-year journey leading a not-for-profit, member-owned, financial cooperative that has evolved into Central Texas’ largest locally owned financial institution. Key takeaways include:
- Engagement is the Name of the Game
- Get myself right
- Get my role right
- Get the why right
This year’s Fall Symposium Keynote, Tony C. Budet has served as President and CEO of University Federal Credit Union 18 years a not for-profit financial cooperative with $2.8 billion in assets under management serving 250,000 members. He is a seasoned executive, strategist, and innovator who has successfully guided the organization through a variety of regulatory, economic, and competitive conditions. In partnership with his board, Tony has positioned himself and UFCU’s 700 employees to focus externally, utilizing the cooperative’s financial, human, and physical resources as conduits through which to reach into and transform communities served. His “relationships are all there is” approach to leadership has garnered the credit union considerable influence in local business and legislative circles while producing growth multiple times that of other credit unions.
Tony served as the 2016 Chairman of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, was the recipient of the 2015 Credit Union National Association’s Buck Levins Political Activist award, and was designated the Credit Union Executive Society’s 2014 Outstanding Chief Executive. He earned a BA in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin, and is active in leadership of the Credit Union National Association, CUNA Strategic Services, Inc., Opportunity Austin, and chairs Dell Medical School’s development campaign. He also has helped lead a variety of community organizations, including the Greater Austin Crime Commission, Mission: Possible!, and Development Councils for the University of Texas System Chancellor, University of Texas Libraries, Concordia University, and Dell Seton Medical Center.
The UFCU Story: 80 Years and Counting
University Federal Credit Union was chartered in 1936, and it has grown into Austin’s largest locally owned financial institution, serving more than 200 universities, associations and employers in Central Texas and Galveston County. https://www.ufcu.org/about/the-ufcu-story
We Focus on People, Not Profits
At UFCU, we deliver contemporary, dependable and fairly priced products and outstanding member service. We work to assist you with your financial health, and we listen to your suggestions for how we can improve. And by keeping our member-elected Board of Directors local, we have the advantage of first-hand knowledge of local markets and member needs.
At UFCU, you’re a partner, not an account number. But don’t just take it from us—hear it straight from University Federal Credit Union members. https://www.ufcu.org/about/member-stories
Our Community Matters
University Federal Credit Union abides by the principle that credit unions should work for the sustainable development of our communities. That’s why our DO GOOD program enables and supports our employees in their volunteerism and philanthropy.