Tim Dyer


Tim Dyer
United Federal Credit Union
What Does Your Company/Organization Do?
United Federal Credit Union is a St. Joseph-based, community-oriented financial institution. We provide creative and effective solutions to help our members reach their financial goals.

  • Married the woman of my dreams and we’re expecting our first baby in November!
  • Proud graduate of Hope College in Holland, MI
  • I have served our community for the past 6 years as a commercial lender and am now fortunate to lead a multi-state team of hardworking, dedicated commercial loan officers.
  • Served as a business and finance advisor on a medical mission trip to Sierra Leone, Africa
  • Served on the executive committee of the Cornerstone Alliance Young Professionals
  • Led a team that helped teach and instill good financial habits to underprivileged kids in Grand Rapids

What else do you hope to accomplish by the age of 40?
I want to continue to strengthen my ties to the community, both personally and professionally. I also hope to continue traveling the world and experiencing other customs and cultures.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and Accounting from Hope College.
St. Joseph, MI
Where were you born?
Grand Rapids, MI
What was your first job?
I worked as a car wash attendant while in high school.
Best advice you ever got?
Don’t sweat the small stuff.

Who inspires you most?
My family
That one thing about you we’d be most surprised to learn.
I once had the opportunity to give Bo Schembechler a tour of my hometown. I drove him around, in pouring rain, with only my driver’s permit!
What do you love to do in your downtime?
My wife, Larisa, and I love to travel to interesting places. I enjoy Lake Michigan and all the amazing parks and natural areas we have in Southwest Michigan. I also like working in the yard, riding my bike, and running the occasional road race.
What book are you reading now?
In addition to a large assortment of new baby books, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris.
Volunteer activity you love the most.
I love coaching and mentoring.
What motivates you to give back to your community?
I am grateful to be in a position to help others succeed and reach their goals. I find it fulfilling to give time and resources to continue making our community a great place to live, both now and for future generations.
What Superpower would you most love to have?
The ability to control time. There never seems to be enough of it.
What has been the most eye-opening thing about the coronavirus pandemic for you, personally?
I’ve learned how fragile our systems are, to be more appreciative, and to not take the small things for granted.
What does the honor of being named to the 40 Under 40 most mean to you?
I am honored and grateful to be named to the 40 under 40 class of 2021. The impressive members of the prior classes have set high expectations and I plan to continue that tradition by doing my part to relentlessly improve our community for future generations.


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