Awards & Recognition from the Industry

2013 has been a big year for GTE Financial! It's not surprising we're one of the leading credit unions in our market and in the financial services circle. 

KnockOut 2013GTE 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.

Recipient of 3 Diamond 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.

2013 Trailblazer CEO of the Year

GTE Financial's CEO and President Joe Brancucci was the recipient of the 2013 CU Times' Trailblazer CEO of the Year award. Chosen from dozens of entrants, Joe was selected because of the unconventional, bold and evolutionary changes he made to our credit union in the face of adversity and in spite of those that said it couldn't be done.

Joe accepted the prestigious award Feb. 26 in Washington D.C. at the Credit Union National Association's Governmental Affairs Conference.

Read the full article here.

2013 Best Website - gtefinancial.org

With the new GTE Financial brand in August 2012, we unveiled a new website that we felt to be user-friendlier, more vibrant and personal, and better reflected what we're all about - the best Member Experience. Critics agreed. The National Association of Federal Credit Unions awarded gtefinancial.org Best Website 2013.

gtefinancial.org also made the Financial Brand's 50 Most Spectacular Website Designs in Banking.

Read the full press release here.