Ryan McCollum: Branch Manager

Come to the Western Branch during the month of May and enter to win a $250 local gift basket

Get to know your Western Branch!

What year did your branch open?

  • Ryan: 2001

What makes your branch stand out in your community?

  • Ryan: Community events that intertwine with the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. 

How long have you been with True Sky Credit Union?

  • Ryan: 4.5 years
  • Bre: 9 months
  • Tiffany: 1 year
  • Adriana: 4 months
  • Kaylee: 2 years
  • Emily: 3.5 years
  • Lauren: 6 years
  • Asael: 9.5 months
  • Melissa: 3 months

What’s the most significant thing your branch has done?

  • Ryan: The Western branch opening up to the community.

Why should non-members come see you?

  • Ryan: For great service and to save money.
  • Bre: We are polite and helpful to every member that walks in.
  • Tiffany: To experience the true meaning of being a part of the True Sky Credit Union family!
  • Adriana: We go out of our way to help members achieve the goals they want to accomplish.
  • Kaylee: I will offer the best service that I can every single time.
  • Emily: Let us help you improve your credit score and be a part of a great membership!
  • Lauren: We provide excellent service.
  • Asael: To see what True Sky Credit Union is all about and our benefits of being a member.
  • Melissa: So, we can show them what True Sky Credit Union is all about!

What community events is your branch involved with?

  • Ryan: The Oklahoma City Community College intern program and various community events.

What’s the best piece of financial advice you could give someone?

  • Ryan: Stay credit aware.
  • Bre: Always pay your payments on time and have a savings account.
  • Tiffany: Save. Build Credit. Stay aware.
  • Adriana: Be wise on how you spend your money, and start saving early.
  • Kaylee: Save more and spend less.
  • Emily: Come to True Sky Credit Union if you’re having a financial issue.
  • Lauren: Don’t be afraid to ask for financial help when you need it.
  • Asael:  Arrange your next 10 years to enjoy the rest of your life.
  • Melissa: Extra change in your monthly payments does make a difference.

What’s the best thing about True Sky Credit Union?

  • Ryan: Our great service, rates and ability to help members and non-members.
  • Bre: How helpful everyone was when I first came on board. My first loan was a simple and easy process.
  • Tiffany: We have the best members! True Sky Credit Union is like a big family.
  • Adriana: The employees of True Sky Credit Union, everyone is friendly and helpful, and we focus on our member’s needs being met.
  • Kaylee: It’s where you truly belong J
  • Emily: The friendly family environment for staff and members.
  • Lauren: The True Sky Credit Union staff.
  • Asael: Working with my amazing co-workers every day.
  • Melissa: How we all bond together and make everyone feel accommodated.

What sets your staff a part from others?

  • Ryan: We have excellent member service.

Where do you see your branch in the next 5 years?

  • Ryan: I see our credit union leading in all aspects of growth.

What sets you a part from the competition?

  • Ryan: Our dedication to truly help our members.

What are you most excited about for your branch in 2018?

  • Ryan: The start of the remodeling process at our branch.

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?

  • Ryan: Working on building relationships within our community.

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?

  • Ryan: I can sing both parts of Aladdin’s ‘A whole new world’.
  • Bre: I go out of my way to be nice to people.
  • Tiffany: Painting
  • Adriana: I can be LOUD.
  • Kaylee: I am secretly a ninja, but don’t tell anyone though. It blows my cover.
  • Emily: I can sing.
  • Lauren: I can contort my arms all the way around my body.
  • Asael: I play the ukulele
  • Melissa: I like a challenge.

What are your hobbies?

  • Ryan: Soccer, basketball, golf, and playing with my kiddos.
  • Bre: I love being outdoors and playing with makeup.
  • Tiffany: Anything that deals with art.
  • Adriana: Playing volleyball and hanging out with friends.
  • Kaylee: Besides being a ninja, bears, beets and Battlestar Galactica.
  • Emily: Soccer, Netflix, and reading.
  • Lauren: Hanging with family and friends, and reading.
  • Asael: Playing soccer and singing.
  • Melissa: Spending time with my family.

What’s the best way for your branch to give back to the community?

  • Ryan: Sponsorships and community events.
  • Bre: When we participate in holiday food drives.
  • Tiffany: When we sponsor our local youth sports teams or events.
  • Adriana: When we hold Member Appreciation Day at our branches to say ‘thank you’ to our members.
  • Kaylee: Any type of fundraising to help charity.
  • Emily: Planning events, and reaching out to the community for financial awareness.
  • Lauren: When we volunteer in the community.
  • Asael: Sponsoring local community events and lending a helping hand.
  • Melissa: Our member appreciation events to thank our members.

What is the fondest memory you have of True Sky Credit Union?

  • Ryan: Holiday parties with my co-workers.
  • Bre: On my birthday, my co-workers surprised me and made me feel special.
  • Tiffany: Our holiday events are always amazing! I enjoyed bringing my family to meet our members and employees.
  • Adriana: When I came on board as an employee, everyone was so helpful and nice.
  • Kaylee: All of them!
  • Emily: Too many to name.
  • Lauren: Working the OKC Dodgers night with my fellow colleagues.
  • Asael: When a board member recognized me for my member service.
  • Melissa: Getting hired on at True Sky Credit Union, it’s a privilege to work here!

What the most memorable moment you have of an event or situation?

  • Ryan: Providing a safe trick or treat night for the community with our Boo Bash event in October.
  • Bre: When our staff went to all employee training day we stuck together as a team. When challenges arose during the games we supported and helped one another.
  • Tiffany: Our annual holiday party with True Sky Credit Union employees.
  • Kaylee: The annual holiday party, you get a good story and everyone always has a blast!
  • Emily: When a member came in and qualified for an amazing auto loan rate after all their hard work on their credit.
  • Lauren: When I was able to help a member, who thought their credit couldn’t be fixed.
  • Asael: Anytime were able to come together as a team and bond.
  • Melissa: Seeing members light up when everyone tells them “Welcome to True Sky Credit Union!”

What is a goal you look forward to accomplishing?

  • Ryan: Making our branch the one all the others are modeled after.

What’s your biggest achievement at TSCU? 

  • Ryan: Becoming the branch manager at the Western branch.