Pima Federal CEO Nathanael Tarwasokono One could say the credit union industry chose Nathanael Tarwasokono, not the other way around.

When the current president/CEO of Tucson-based Pima Federal Credit Union moved with his wife to Arizona to start a family, he never imagined that one of his finance papers would set him on the path to what has been more than a career. It’s been a calling. 

While delivering paint for Sherwin-Williams during the day, he attended the University of Phoenix in the evenings to complete his bachelor’s degree in accounting. One of his college professors was a credit union CEO who asked if he’d ever considered a career in credit unions. He hadn’t and shared his plan to work as a CPA at a big accounting firm.

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