Category: Over $1 Billion in Assets
Assets: $3.2 billion
No. of employees: 630
President and CEO: Michael Kloiber
An open-door policy encourages employees of Tinker Federal Credit Union to bend the ears of senior managers.
A range of internal and external resources, meanwhile, prepares employees to become the managers whose doors are expected to remain open.
Tinker routinely sends employees to the CUNA Management School, and is active in the Young Professionals Program sponsored by the Cornerstone Credit Union League.
The $3.2 billion institution also boasts an internal leadership development program, which runs nine months and includes stints working in every department. The program ends with a final project and placement in a front-line supervisory position.
Community service is not overlooked. Employees in the leadership program take part in a Tinker initiative called Hand2Hand, which allows them to volunteer during business hours at designated charities.
Founded in 1946, Tinker operates 27 branches serving more than 290,000 members.