Clarke Straughan | Advisory Committee | TruWest Credit Union

Clarke Straughan

Clarke Straughan

Advisory Committee
Member since 1991
Term through 2014
Located in Texas





Clarke earned his undergraduate from Texas A&M and his master’s degree from the University of North Texas. He then worked in international hotel management at some of the finest hotels around the world; was Manager of International Customer Relations for Motorola in Austin for ten years (and a member of the former Motorola Employees CU Board); Director of International Protocol for the Governor of Texas; and the Director of the Texas State Veterans Homes with a huge financial responsibility. 

Earlier in his career, Clarke completed the Marine Officer Training Program at Quantico, served six years in the Marine Corps Reserve, and later served 14 years in the Texas State Guard Reserve, retiring as a Colonel and Deputy Chief-of-Staff, Intelligence in 2002. He also served for eight years on an FBI Counterterrorism Task Force.

Clarke has been a world adventurer; a motivational speaker, holding a “DTM,” the highest award in Toastmasters International; and is the author of Romancing the Impossible.

“It is a great privilege to be serving our members on the Advisory Committee to the Board. Having been very involved in the Austin area community for many years, including in Leadership Austin, I’m able to bring my contacts and knowledge together for the good of TruWest.”

If you are a member in the Austin area and have an idea to improve our Credit Union, please fill out the form below and Clarke will be sure your voice is heard.

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