Art Woods, president/CEO of Railroad & Industrial FCU, and his wife, Mary Ott Woods, president/CEO of Florida West Coast CU, flank U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) during the grand opening celebration of Bilirakis’ new office. The Woods are GOP activists in the Tampa area and Art was selected as an alternate delegate for this week’s Republican National Convention.

Credit union advocacy leaders are out in force in Tampa, Fla. this week for the Republican National Convention, but industry events will happen outside the walls of the Tampa Bay Times Forum. 

However, two credit union CEOs will be attending the official convention proceedings inside the great hall: Art Wood, president/CEO of the $266 Railroad & Industrial FCU of Tampa, and his wife, Mary Ott Wood, president/CEO of the $80 million Florida West Coast Credit Union of Brandon, Fla., and chair of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions.

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