March 2018

SECU Introduces Community Market Leaders

New Positions to Support Financial Education and Business Development

One of the founding principles of credit unions is to support the communities we serve. To further that mission, SECU is introducing new Community Market Leaders, who will be responsible for connecting SECU with our communities through business development and financial education activities. They will also actively support SECU’s Bank at Work program, which offers SECU membership and its benefits to the employees of participating businesses.

Community Market Leaders will each be responsible for a different territory, focusing on the unique needs of individual communities in those areas.

We are pleased to introduce the first three Community Market Leaders.


Cassie Costin

Cassie Costin has been promoted to Community Market Leader for the Greenbelt and University of Maryland College Park markets.

With more than 16 years of financial services experience – nine of which have been with SECU – Costin has extensive experience serving local businesses and residents in the Prince George’s County and Greenbelt areas, as well as faculty, staff, and students at the University of Maryland College Park.

“Cassie excels at providing existing and new SECU members with an exceptional, seamless banking experience, while educating them on the benefits of establishing a financial relationship with SECU,” says Michele Moore, VP of Branch Banking. “She is well known on the College Park campus and in the community.”

Costin has served her local community in various capacities, including as a Board Member and Co-Commissioner of Track and Field, and as Business Networking International (BNI) Chapter President for two consecutive terms. She also volunteers with her community Rec League.


Robert K. Gazic

Robert K. Gazic has been promoted to Community Market Leader in Annapolis and Crofton.

“Annapolis and Crofton both have diverse and vibrant business communities. As you can imagine, I am excited about this opportunity to work with local businesses and the entire community,” Gazic says.

Prior to joining SECU in 2016, Gazic was Executive Director of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce in Lakewood, NJ, where he was responsible for organizing and promoting programs that benefited Chamber members and the local business community.

He previously worked in the banking industry for more than 10 years. During that time, he was responsible for maintaining a strong focus on external business development, marketing, and community involvement.

Gazic earned his BS in accounting at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, and his MBA in finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford.


Sarah Ryan

Sarah Ryan has been promoted to Community Market Leader for the Baltimore, Towson, and Timonium markets.

A Baltimore native with more than 10 years of community outreach experience at financial institutions, Ryan will work with the SECU branches, as well as the businesses and their employees located in those communities. She will focus initially on growing and developing SECU’s presence in Baltimore City, providing member businesses and individuals with tools and resources needed to support their success.

“In her new role, Sarah will bring her extensive networking experience and leadership skills – most notably in fostering the partnership between SECU and Towson University – to provide members and others with the benefits of banking at SECU,” says Joseli Wright, SVP of Retail Banking.

A graduate of the University of Delaware, Ryan currently serves as Vice President of the Towson Chamber of Commerce. She lives in Baltimore County with her husband and three sons.

We will be adding other Community Market Leaders in the coming months.

For more information, contact:
Ray Weiss or Jessica Tiller
410-303-5019 or rweiss@weisspr.com