THE FUTURE OF TENNESSEE CREDIT UNIONS
Tennessee’s Credit Unions will need new leaders.
Our purpose is to equip them.
We have tons of passion and enthusiasm, but sometimes we check it at the back door whenever we arrive at work. TNMIC is focused on channeling youthful energy into productive and efficient work output.
Banking is like bread, milk, and eggs: a commodity. There are new forces in our industry creating change and threatening to capture our markets. TNMIC intends to capture the innovative thought of rising stars and allow statewide credit unions to share the benefit.
In the social age of online networking, making meaningful connections can sometimes feel impossible. Do you know even half of your Facebook friends or Linkedin connections? TNMIC is driven by a desire to forge meaningful ties between young professionals.
CFO at US Community Credit Union
Nathan is the Vice President of Accounting at US Community Credit Union in Nashville, TN, overseeing all aspects of the credit union’s financial and back office operations. Nathan graduated from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2009 with a degree in Finance. He began his career at USCCU in 2010, working in the IT Department, where he assisted in building and configuring financial models. Eventually, Nathan transitioned to the Accounting Department as an ALM Analyst and has worked in the department since.
While not working, Nathan enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife and two kids, playing golf and softball, and following his many sports teams.
Director of Governmental Affairs at Tennessee Credit Union League
Matt heads up TCUL’s Governmental Affairs team, lobbying in both Nashville, TN and Washington, D.C.
He also helped lead the creation of a young professionals network for employees of Tennessee credit unions (that’s TNMIC).
Before joining the Tennessee Credit Union League, Matt served as a Volunteer Assistant Cross Country and Track and Field Coach at Xavier University. He is a 2013 graduate of Xavier University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. He was also a member of both the cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field programs.
Today, Matt Coniglio lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee and makes his living as one of the 98% of former collegiate student-athletes to go pro in something other than sports.
Mortgage Loan Processor at Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union
Jessica Parrish works in the Real Estate Department at Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union in Chattanooga. She is a lifelong resident of Chickamauga, Ga., just across the Tennessee/Georgia state line. She started out in the credit union industry in May 2015. She was one of the first personal tellers in the TVFCU Live Studio, where she helped introduce TVFCU members to interactive teller technology. Jessica has passion for serving others and ensuring that no matter what she does in life she makes it a positive and memorable experience.
She is very family oriented. She enjoys spending time with her son and being outdoors!
Matt Holden, VP Lending at Bowater Credit Union
Matt is the Vice President of Lending for Bowater Credit Union in Southeast Tennessee. In his current role, he oversees all lending operations, portfolio management, and ALM Modeling. Matt joined the credit union in 2011 after completing his MBA from the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga. Starting as a teller and progressing quickly through multiple management roles, he has an appreciation for young professionals that have the desire and initiative needed to have an impact.
Previously Matt has been asked to testify in person at the US Securities and Exchange Commission regarding his insight on proposed hedge fund rule changes and was honored as UT Chattanooga’s featured financial alumni in February of 2013.
Outside of the credit union Matt is active on charitable boards and is passionate about environmental sustainability. Most of all he enjoys traveling and lake days with family and friends.