Awards & Recognition from the Industry

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of the Year Award

GTE believes in “people helping people” and giving back to its community. The credit union was proud to announce that it won the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2016 Corporate Philanthropy Award in its category; Bigger (101-500 employees) and the highest honor of the evening the Benefactor of the Year award. GTE contributed more than $636,000 to nonprofits and charities last year, along with more than $51,000 in in-kind donations. GTE employees drive these fundraising efforts and donate their time, energy and resources.

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Since GTE’s very first project at the Nick Capitano Boys & Girls Club, it has remained a committed partner to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay. The nonprofit organization honored GTE as its Shining Star partner for the second year in a row! GTE has had positive impacts on children’s lives throughout the community with more than $100,000 contributed in continued financial support of the Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay over the years.


GTE Wins Prestigious National Diamond 2016'Diamond Awards'

The Credit Union National Administration (CUNA) announced its winners for its 2016 CUNA Diamond Awards, and Tampa Bay credit union, GTE Financial earned two awards, including the highly-coveted award for Best Brand Awareness for its commercial campaign about how “Almost everyone loves GTE.” GTE also won in the Logo category for its Reimagining Possible design.




GTE Wins Gold & Bronze

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GTE Financial today announced that it has received two awards from the Marketing Association of Credit Unions (MAC) for its personalized marketing campaign, which was specifically developed to emotionally engage its audience. GTE won the gold award in the logo category for its “Reimagining Possible” design and the bronze award in the image enhancement category for its “Almost everyone loves GTE” commercial campaign at the 2016 MAC Awards.




GTE Financial Recognized for Lending ExcellenceCUNA Lending Award

GTE Financial is one of six credit unions recognized for exemplary lending by CUNA (Credit Union National Association) Mutual Group and CUNA Lending Council. The Excellence in Lending awards were presented at the CUNA Lending Council’s 21st annual conference. It was recognized in the Low-to-Modest Means lending category for credit unions with more than $250 million in assets.



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MAC Marketing Awards

The Marketing Association of Credit Unions (MAC) recognized GTE's OnScreen logo, ‘Pays for Your Pad’ contest and the 'Down Town Grand Opening' with two Gold and a Silver award. The 2015 competition was tough, but we are glad to have been chosen in three categories!



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MemberShoppers Designates GTE Financial as America's Top Credit Union for Q4 in 2015

GTE has been named a top credit union in providing outstanding member service by our members through the MemberShoppers program for Q4 in 2015. GTE ranked highest in the "Overall Top Individual Performer Score", "Top Education & Referral Score", and "Top WOW! Score Factor: Exceptional Experience Rating".


GTE Receives 2014 Fit-Friendly AHA Fit-Friendly Worksite

Worksite Recognition

The American Heart Association recognized GTE Financial with the 2014 Gold Achievement level as a Fit-Friendly Worksite. GTE is one of the few companies in the Tampa Bay area that has made health and fitness a part of its culture by offering employees physical activities support and healthy eating options.




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Philanthropy Award

Tampa Bay Business Journal awarded GTE Financial with the 2014 Corporate Philanthropy award in the category of institutions with 100-500 employees.
GTE is extremely honored to receive this important recognition. We have our members and employee volunteers to thank for this recognition because if it were not for their engagement, GTE would not have won this award.

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GTE Receives Two MAC Awards

The Marketing Association of Credit Unions (MAC) recently recognized GTE's Get Fit Logo and our International CU Day free gas event with a 2014 Bronze and Silver award. It's a sweet honor to have been chosen from so many other great entries! Read the full press release here.


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Awarded 2014's "Best Membership Promotion"  

Mandy Zurbrick, GTE Financial's vice president of Member Marketing and Promotion, holds the award for "Best Membership Promotion" from the National Association of Federal Credit Unions. Our "Join 200,000 of Your Closest Friends" membership campaign featured on billboards, in print and on the radio, helped us reach our 200,000 member milestone back in June of 2013.

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GTE Financial awarded "Driver of the Year"

GTE Financial's commitment to donate 4 cars a year to Wheels of Success and the launch of a pilot program that makes it possible for working families to finance a vehicle were two reasons we were recognized as "Driver of the Year". GTE's President & CEO Joe Brancucci (left) and Tina Narron, GTE's VP of Member Consumer Lending (right), accepted the award, presented by Wheels of Success Founder & CEO Susan Jacobs (center) on April 11. We are proud to be a partner of this wonderful organization.


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GTE Financial Wins PSCU's 2nd Annual Innovation Summit

Congrats Team Delta Force! 
Their "Snap2Switch" App innovation was voted the winner over19 other competing teams during this year's KnockOut Innovation Summit held by PSCU in St. Pete, FL. The next generation switch kit App is designed to make it easy for consumers to  switch financial institutions, which is often named as the number one reason people just stay with their bank instead of moving to a credit union.  Read the full CU Insight article here.


GTE is #8 in the Social Media WORLD??! You betcha.

GTE Financial has achieved the number 8 spot on the Financial Brand's Power 100 Social Media Rankings of Credit Unions list. That's number 8 out of all credit unions - worldwide. We were a bit taken aback, too. Thanks to all of you who are connected with us on Facebook and Twitter for getting us to where we are!


Brad Hines 2013 award2013 Volunteer of the Year

GTE Financial's Chairman of the Board Mr. Brad Hines was this year's recipient of the National Association of Federal Credit Union's Volunteer of the Year award.

This award recognizes the commitment and achievements of credit union board members who are unpaid volunteers, contributing their time and professionalism to govern and protect the credit union, its assets and its members.

Congratulations, Brad and thank you for everything you've done and continue to do for GTE Financial and our membership.

GTE Receives 3 Diamond Marketing Awards

GTE recently received three industry awards, recognizing outstanding work in business development, marketing, design, creativity and execution.

Awarded by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) in our category:

We are proud of these achievements and the industry's recognition of our rebranding efforts that took place last year. It means a lot to be the recipient of even one award - so three is remarkable. Thank you to the entire GTE family - staff and members - who make our credit union vibrant, strong, and stand out from the rest in the best ways.

Read the press release.