Orlando Business Journal
October 19, 2009

Orlando Business Journal’s 2009 Most Influential Businessmen
By Megan VanWaus

Banking/finance: Larry Tobin

Title: President and CEO, Fairwinds Credit Union.

Age: 47.

First job: Part-time teller at Fairwinds almost 29 years ago.

Little-known fact: I have visited all the Disney theme parks throughout the world.

Last book read: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.

Favorite Web site: Amazon.com.

Favorite eatery: Linda’s ­La Cantina.

Favorite place: Italy.

Pet peeve: Relativism.

I spend most of my disposable income on: Educating my children.

Hobbies: Music, travel, boating.

Family: Wife, Laurie; children: Kelli, 22; Mark, 20; Brent, 17; Cody, 15; Laura, 10.

Most significant accomplishment this year: Despite the economic downturn and the financial pressures affecting the credit union, I’ve maintained the financial soundness of the company while avoiding layoffs, maintaining employee morale and winning three Best Places to Work honors.