Unity One Credit Union will be opening Friday, August 28 at 891 Keller Pkwy. The staff is pretty excited. Let's start by getting to know Priscilla, bank branch manager.
Name: Priscilla Garcia
Experience: My banking experience began with Unity One Credit Union.
Position at Unity One Credit Union: Branch Manager
Hours of operation of branch: Mon-Thur: 8am-5pm, Fri: 8am-6pm, Sat: 9am-1 p.m.
Contact phone number: 817-306-3155
History with Unity One Credit Union: I began my banking career with Unity One in 2004. I had little knowledge about the credit union movement so it was a big learning experience for me. I started as a call center representative at the Campus branch and worked my way up throughout the years. I transferred to the Stockyards branch in 2005 as a Member Service Officer (MSO), and I eventually earned promotions to Senior MSO and finally Assistant Branch Manager. After eight years of being with the company, I was entrusted with the role of branch manager in 2012 when Unity One opened a branch inside the Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning. Now, as the Keller branch manager, I am ready to help make this new location a success. It has been quite a journey, and I’m ready see what the future holds.
Unity One touts itself as a hassle-free financial institution. What does hassle-free banking mean to you?: Hassle-free banking means that our members have convenient and easy access to their accounts. We will do our best to satisfy their needs without being demanding and charging unnecessary fees.
What, in your opinion, do people need to know about Unity One that they cannot find on the website?: They should know that we truly care about our members and our communities. That’s why we do so many community events and give back when we can.
Expertise (as it relates to UO products and services): I have my certification as a Product Specialist. We are keeping up with the industry and that means a lot of new products and services to meet our members’ needs and wants. As employees we need to be familiar with them so that we can identify when our members can benefit from these products and services.
Other languages spoken?: I am fluent in Spanish. I think being bilingual is an asset that has been a big part of my success.
Proudest moment working at UO?: My proudest moment was recently being awarded Colleague of the Year for 2014. It means a lot to be recognized and be acknowledged for my efforts.
Favorite website or mobile app (besides UO): Pinterest; everything you ever need to know in one place.
Favorite sport to watch: Basketball because it’s so fast paced.
What book are you reading now?: Currently I am reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
What does your mousepad say? I just got a new one that says “Walk the Talk” Consistency-Restorative-Developer-Responsibility-Positivity-Self Assurance-Maximizer-Strategic (from Gallup's StrengthsFinder)
Greatest inspiration: My parents
Favorite food: Posole
Favorite sound: I love music. I like several genres, so I like having music playing all day.
What’s the most important thing in life?: Family
Favorite Keller restaurant: Spring Creek BBQ on 377.
Wisest thing that anyone has ever told you:
- Work for a cause, not for applause. Live life to express, not to impress. Don’t strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt.
- Maturing is realizing how many things don’t require your comment.
The last thing you purchased: A coffee mug that says “World’s Best Boss," as a daily reminder to be just that :-)
First car (make, model and color): Green 1997 Mercury Cougar V8 coupe that my dad sold to me when I was 18
Best part of being a Texan: The food!
Hobbies: Hanging out with my family, going to the movies, volunteering with my church
If you could speak to your 21-year-old self, what money advice would you give?: Save, save, save! I would truly tell myself to put more money aside in savings.
Priscilla will be joined by:
- Darian Stice, Member Service Officer
- Kandice Lee, Lead Teller
- Jose Gaucin, Teller
- Taylor Partridge, Teller
- Daniel Rosenau, Teller
Pictured above (from left to right): Daniel Rosenau, Kandice Lee, Priscilla Garcia, Taylor Partridge, Darian Stice, Jose Gaucin