Orlando, Fla. (November 5, 2009) FAIRWINDS President/CEO Larry Tobin was recently recognized by the Orlando Business Journal as one of the most influential businessmen in Central Florida. Representing the Banking and Finance category, Tobin was selected from a distinguished group of nominees in the industry. "I am honored to have been chosen for this award and proud to be able to serve my community every day," said Tobin.
Tobin continues, "It is incredibly rewarding to work in an industry where we are able to help make a difference in our members' lives every day and work with them to achieve a successful financial future." Despite the turbulent financial market in 2009, Tobin's leadership and commitment has paved the way for FAIRWINDS to continue to remain a trusted financial resource for its members.
Tobin began his career at FAIRWINDS Credit Union in 1981 as a part-time teller while attending the University of Central Florida. Today he is on the board of directors of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) and is a member of the UCF Foundation Board of Directors. He serves on the Board of Overseers for the Crummer Graduate School of Business for Rollins College. Tobin is the 2008 University of Central Florida (UCF) Community Service Award recipient and previously served as the Corporate Recruitment Chair for the Central Florida American Diabetes Association's Step Out for Diabetes for several years.
Tobin lives in Oviedo, Fla. with his wife and five children. He enjoys traveling, boating, music, and spending time with his family.
FAIRWINDS Credit Union, headed by President/CEO Larry Tobin, is the largest financial institution based in Central Florida, with assets over $1.5 billion, more than 138,000 members and over 500 employees. The financial cooperative established in 1949 is open to anyone living or working in Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Osceola, Polk, Brevard or Lake counties, including The Villages. Membership also is available to family of members who live outside the seven eligible counties. For more information, visit www.fairwinds.org.