David Tuyo, chief financial officer and interim CEO until a week ago of the $1.2 billion Pen Air Federal Credit Union of Pensacola, Fla. has resigned to take a management/consulting job with Lending Solutions Consulting Inc. in Elgin, Ill, it was announced Thursday.
Tuyo, one of the nation’s youngest executive managers at a large credit union, is to start later this month with the suburban Chicago firm founded by Rex Johnson, a former CEO at the $1.6 billion Baxter CU.
Officials of Pen Air said Tuyo formally departed July 2 following Pen Air’s announcement that it had selected Stewart Ramsey, president/CEO of the $450 million Fort Campbell FCU of Clarksville, Tenn., as Pen Air’s new head. Ramsey is to start at Pen Air on July 16, officials said.
Tuyo has garnered local and national attention as an innovator in leadership development and member growth.
He was named by a Pensacola paper earlier this year as one of the area’s “Rising Stars” among under-35 executives and was chosen as a Trailblazer 40 Below by Credit Union Times in March.
In May 2011, Tuyo was named by NAFCU as its Professional of the Year for CUs above $150 million. And CUES last year profiled the then 31-year-old Tuyo as one of its “Next Top Credit Union Execs.”
David Johnson, director of operations at Lending Solutions Consulting in Elgin, said Tuyo has been named vice president/ consultant and is slated to start July 23.