// <![CDATA[ //   Jeremy Garza, president/CEO of the $154 million Gulf Coast Federal Credit Union in Corpus Christi, Texas, has learned firsthand the benefits of starting small and dreaming big.

Ten years ago when Garza was interviewing for a job there, he said he wanted to be president.

"So I'm thinking president, and they told me you'll start in collections, part-time," he said of what actually served as a great foundation for where he wanted to be. "It was the best area to learn what makes a good or bad loan, how to work with members, and to get an understanding of what credit unions do."

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