Tyrone Muse – CEO and President; Visions Federal Credit Union
I welcome Tyrone “Ty” Muse to this episode of State of Readiness. Ty is the CEO and President of Visions Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial institution with $4.2 in assets and he will share the journey of his career from working with Jack Welch at GE Asset Management, to PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and Goldman Sachs. But in particular, Ty will share the challenges he faced when he joined Visions; changing it from what it was, to what it is, towards what it will be.
In my interviews, I try to remain unbiased – and I think I do a pretty good job in this episode also. But I have to disclose that I do have a bias. Of all of the business leaders I have met over the years and those I have interviewed, Ty stands out as one of my most favourites. Certainly he has drive and he has vision (pun intended) as all good leaders must. But his real passion, core values, and “true North” is helping people and it’s unmistakable. He is the quintessential “humble servant leader”. I have had several sit-downs with Ty over the last year or so and the conversation is always easy, inspiring, insightful – and real. The conversations have never ended because they lose steam, but because of some other prior commitment that brings it to a premature end. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. To get a sense of the real Ty and what he is all about, be sure to see the link to the video at the bottom of his biography.
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Guest: Tyrone Muse
|About Tyrone Muse
Ty is President/CEO of Visions Federal Credit Union, a $4 2 billion financial institution headquartered in Endwell, NY serving 200,000 members primarily in three states (New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania).Prior to joining Visions Federal Credit Union on May 1, 2013, Ty was the CFO of Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, based in Poughkeepsie, NY. Though Ty’s roots are southern, he was raised in Wallkill, NY. He attended Northeastern University in Boston, MA on a track scholarship where he attained his undergraduate degree, Masters in Accounting, and his MBA. Ty has over 25 years in the financial services industry working at institutions such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Goldman Sachs (Controller at Archon Group – Real Estate Division), and GE Asset Management. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.Ty has received numerous awards for his efforts in supporting the community and promoting giving for numerous causes. At age 48, he still says his greatest accomplishment is marrying his wife and raising his two daughters. Ty now lives in Vestal, NY, and in his leisure time, he enjoys attending Binghamton University basketball games, playing basketball at the Jewish Community Center, and watching his children compete in their sporting events. In their spare time, the Muse family sponsored and coached a free track club of over 100 children from ages 7 to 17 through a partnership with Triple Cities Running Club. Ty also serves on numerous community boards and advisory councils across the country.All around, Ty leads by using positivity and encouragement. Winning is contagious and fun and can be seen in his overall approach to life and management. He asks that everyone find “one thing” they are passionate about to make their lives, family, job or community better. With this approach, he believes it will lead to thousands of “one things” to make our community better. To get a better sense of Visions Federal Credit Union and Ty’s brand, watch the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXaNPGGrvtIAbout Visions Federal Credit Union
Headquarters; Endwell, NY
Year founded; 1966
Company type; Banking, Not-for-Profit
Company size; $4.2 Billion
Specialties; Banking, Lending, Financial Services, Helping People