Two Long-Serving CEOs Are Retiring


Marsha Tynsky


Linda Weatherford

GREEN RIVER, Wyo.–Two long-serving credit union CEOs have announced retirement.

At Trona Valley FCU here, it’s CEO of nearly four decades, Marsha Tynsky, has announced she will step down on Jan. 31.

“After 39 years of service to this great credit union, it is time to move into a new phase of my life,” Tynsky said in a letter to employees and staff. “When I began as the CEO of Trona Valley (formerly known as Stauffer Big Island Federal Credit Union), we were located in a small basement office at Stauffer Chemical and were less than $1 million in assets with about 500 members.  Thanks to you, Trona Valley is now located in all of Southwest Wyoming, has $170 million in assets, and has over 18,000 members.

Jeremy Gibson, Trona Valley’s Chief Operating Officer, has been named as the credit union’s new CEO. 

In Hartville, S.C., meanwhile, Bill Varn, CEO of SPC Credit Union, has retired after 25 years of service at SPCCU. Overall, Varn worked in the financial services industry for 43 years, including 10 years as general manager of Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union in Myrtle Beach; five years as audit officer at South Carolina National Bank in Columbia, S.C., and four years as chief financial officer of SPC Credit Union before becoming its president in 1996. 

During his time at SPC Varn oversaw growth to $143-milion in assets from $68-million.

, formerly SPC’s director of marketing and community development, assumed the role of CEO effective January 1, 2016.

 “It has been an honor and privilege to work with Bill Varn,” said Weatherford. “He embodies the credit union mission and what it means to be a true leader. His work at SPC has impacted many lives, and his legacy will continue to serve people for years to come.”

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