As SVP, chief lending officer at Greater Texas Federal Credit Union, Benjamin Teske oversees all things lending, including real estate, commercial, consumer, and indirect lending, as well as collections. As an experienced lending professional and a banking expert with 15 years of experience and an MBA in finance, he has dedicated his career to the field, which began even before he graduated college. “I grew up in the industry. I started as a part-time float teller during my undergraduate studies and worked my way up,” he shares.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Greater Texas Federal Credit Union is a $702 million credit union serving members through 19 branches across Texas, including San Antonio, Austin, Dallas/Arlington, Houston, and Bryan/College Station. While remaining loyal to a traditional credit union model that embraces the co-operative spirit of the movement, Greater Texas is leveraging analytics and technology, and focusing on process improvement to provide better experiences for members and team members. “We’re focusing on digital banking platforms, loan origination systems, account origination systems, and on extrapolating insight from actual data instead of using industry assumptions,” Benjamin explains. “We’re leading in a smarter way, making data driven decisions.”
Although a mid-sized credit union, they still offer personalized services to its members and enjoys close ties with them, and with the communities that it serves, most notably, as the official credit union of Texas A&M University. “We’re really proud of this partnership. There is such a strong sense of loyalty to the Texas A&M brand. We do business as Aggieland Credit Union in the Bryan/College Station Area.”
Benjamin A. Teske
Chief Lending Officer — Greater Texas Federal Credit Union