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Martens Named To Board of Financial Pathways of the Piedmont

Martens Named To Board of Financial Pathways of the Piedmont

Release date: 7/24/2014

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (July 24, 2014) – Troy Martens, senior vice president of credit administration for Truliant Federal Credit Union, has been named to the board of directors for Financial Pathways of the Piedmont.

Financial Pathways – formerly Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Forsyth County, Inc. – is a four-decades old agency that provides professional consumer education and financial and housing guidance to several thousand individuals each year in local communities. It offers counseling services in foreclosure prevention, budgeting, homeownership, mortgages, senior money management, bankruptcy, debt management and financial education.

The non-profit agency offers low or no fee services to clients who come from a varied income levels, but who all have a desire to master their financial lives. Martens said he is passionate about Financial Pathways’ mission to empower individuals and families with the financial skills needed to meet their obligations because it nicely aligns with Truliant’s mission and its Improving Lives brand.

“One of the greatest responsibilities of a credit union is educating its members on ways to improve their quality of life by building strong financial futures. I look forward to continuing this work with Financial Pathways and helping those with a pressing desire to improve their lives through increased financial education and guidance,” Martens said.

Martens has been at Truliant for more than 10 years and has almost 20 years of financial leadership experience. He oversees the organization, planning, direction and implementation of the strategic activities of consumer and real estate lending, ensuring that all lending products, policies and programs focus on Truliant’s mission.

His financial experience includes lending, risk management, product creation, channel management, operations and business development. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder.