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MAX is thrilled to announce that Chief Financial Officer, Tim Marquardt, was honored with the CU Times’ 2016 Trailblazer Award for CFO of the Year. The CU Times Trailblazer Awards aim to honor credit union executives, volunteers and financial institutions that promote change by creating and implementing innovative strategies and solutions.

MAX is one of Alabama’s largest and most stable local financial institutions. Chief Financial Officer, Tim Marquardt, has helped contribute to the growth and success. As CFO since 2012, Marquardt has demonstrated proficiency in all areas of MAX with positive change towards employee engagement, process improvement and effectiveness. He has strategically raised the standards of customer service and teamwork. By displaying sound leadership, teamwork, financial innovation and community passion, Tim has helped mold MAX into a financial institution that stands firm on its beliefs and leads the industry.

“Tim was not afraid to shake things up when he joined the team at MAX,” said Greg McClellan, MAX President and CEO. “In his three years as the CFO, Tim has helped cast a strategic vision and accomplished more than many hope to achieve their entire career.”

Outside MAX, Tim participates in community events and ensures that his team members participate and serve the community. He is a board member of the Montgomery Bicycle Club, which promotes biking events as part of MAX’s wellness program for associates, and has completed many long-distance biking events locally and internationally. He also serves as a board member of the Montgomery Chorale, which recently celebrated 40 years of providing professional-quality, music in Montgomery and the surrounding region.

“I am excited and honored to be recognized by CU Times,” said Marquardt. “I’d like to thank MAX’s board, team members, and customers. Without their support, this would not have been possible. Being recognized on a national level is truly indicative of the success of the entire organization.”

Marquardt was honored at a reception in Washington D.C. on February 23.