Visions Federal Credit Union President/CEO’s Legacy Celebrated
at 2022 Pete Crear Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony
SNELLVILLE, GA (8/26/22) – More than 450 guests celebrated Visions Federal Credit Union President/CEO Tyrone Muse receive the 2022 Pete Crear Lifetime Achievement Award from the African-American Credit Union Coalition’s (AACUC) 24th Annual Conference at St. Pete Beach, FL.
With more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry working at institutions such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Goldman Sachs, GE Asset Management and Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Muse has been at the helm of the $5.6 billion asset Visions Federal Credit Union since 2013. Visions is the largest credit union in the United States to be led by an African-American CEO.
Muse shared areas of his life he is most proud of include his family, relationship with the community and input in the community and industry. The Pete Crear Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes Muse for the depth and breadth of his accomplishments and impact. The “Caring, Positive, Family” themed dinner and ceremony celebrated all of Muse’s favorites including soul food, hip hop and soul music and royal blue.
“There are households around the country sitting around the kitchen table right now trying to decide their financial futures, and they’re counting on credit unions to help them do that,” said Maurice Smith, previous Pete Crear Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. “We know Ty, and his influence on this movement filters down to every one of those kitchen tables and communities. At the same time, I feel like his legacy and lifetime of achievement is just beginning.”
Colleagues, friends and family, including CUNA Mutual Group President/CEO Bob Trunzo and Credit Union Association of New Mexico President/CEO Juan Fernández Ceballos, honored Muse in a 10-minute tribute video, highlighting personal accounts of his character, positivity-focused leadership style and steadfast devotion to his family. Filene Research Institute President/CEO Mark Meyer and Muse’s wife Crystal Muse shared remarks before past Pete Crear Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Maurice Smith and AACUC President/CEO Renée Sattiewhite presented Muse with the award.
In his acceptance speech, Muse highlighted the influence of his friends, family and colleagues as well as the inspiration he takes in serving others. “What better job than to serve, what better job than to wake up every day and know your job is to help people,” he said. “I am proud and honored to be a part of this special movement and extraordinary group of people.”
About the African-American Credit Union Coalition
The African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) was created to increase the strength of the global credit union community. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization of professionals and volunteers in the credit union industry. Over the years, AACUC has grown and is ever changing to meet the needs of the dynamic credit union community which it serves. AACUC has adopted the 8th Cooperative Principle and encourages all credit union and affiliated organizations to adopt it as well. AACUC has also created the Commitment to Change: Credit Unions Unite Against Racism Initiative and it has gained great momentum within the credit union industry. For more information, visit: www.aacuc.org or follow us on social media at: Facebook.com/AACUC1, Linkedin.com/company/AACUC, Twitter.com/AACUC1 or Instagram.com/aacucctc.
About the Pete Crear Lifetime Achievement Award: This prestigious award is presented annually recognizing a credit union professional or volunteer whose career best embodies the African-American Credit Union Coalition’s mission. Sustained excellence is a hallmark of the recipients. The recipient will have demonstrated support for the credit union philosophy of “people helping people.” Organized and/or provided significant assistance to credit unions in need. Has constructively impacted the infrastructure, growth, legislative, regulatory, image and/or service delivery capacity of the credit union community. In August 2003, Pete Crear received the inaugural African-American Credit Union Lifetime Achievement Award and was further honored by having the award named after him and a college scholarship established in his name. Crear is retired and the past President and Chief Executive Officer of the World Council of Credit Unions, Inc. (WOCCU). Crear is considered a credit union pioneer.