Interview with Trey Reeme

Morriss Partee interviews Trey Reeme, now Channel Integration Manager for TDECU in Houston, TX. In the photo, Trey is on the left, and Morriss is on the right. Recorded on Friday, January 11, 2008, while Trey was in Lake Jackson, TX (near Houston), and Morriss was in Holyoke, MA. Trey’s new blog can be found here: http://treyreeme.com

The impetus for this interview was Trey’s leaving Trabian, a web-design company specializing in serving CUs, after being with the company for four start-up years, to work on the other side of the table for TDECU, a $1 billion, 107,000 member CU in Lake Jackson, TX. Inquiring minds wanted to know why, and what Trey is planning next.

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10 Responses to “Interview with Trey Reeme”

  1. CU Communicator Says:

    Morriss –

    It’s great to hear Trey’s excitement about this new stage in his career and life. I look forward to seeing what he is going to create at TDECU. They’re most fortunate to have him.

    Thanks for taking the time to put this together!

    Rock on, Trey!!!

  2. Morriss Partee Says:

    Thanks for the comment, Jeff! It was absolutely my pleasure to interview Trey, and I only hope I did justice to the questions that were on everyone’s mind when this news hit the blogo-twittero-sphere-wires-tubes.

  3. Credit Union Warrior Says:

    Great interview! Reminds me of a few October nights on Trey’s back porch in Indiana. TDECU is truly lucky to have Mr. Reeme.

  4. Christopher Says:

    The most poignant point for me was hearing Trey say he needs to find out what his credit union is all about first before even attempting some type of social media. That is so much smarter than just doing something to “do it.”

  5. Morriss Partee Says:

    @Warrior – I’m sorry I wasn’t there last year. This year I will be though!

    @Christopher – Indeed. Just like you wouldn’t think highly of a stranger barging into your conversation and starting talking right away, all social media, including blogging, discussion groups, etc, should be handled the same way. Listen before you speak applies to all social situations, online or offline. Trey is smart to learn the existing culture of TDECU and its relationship with its members. Since it sounds like there is already an incredibly positive relationship, his tone and conversation will be much different than if they were trying to repair damaged relationships.

  6. Credit Union Warrior Says:

    @Morriss Hopefully I’ll be there as well. I can’t wait to meet you!

  7. Tim McAlpine Says:

    Trey in logo wear?! Now that is a picture I have to see. Nicely done guys.

  8. Trey Reeme Says:

    Morriss, I was bummed that we didn’t get to hang out in NYC more than the quick “hi!” before I went to LGA! Had no idea that I blabbed on this podcast for almost 40 minutes either! I had a great time doing this, Morriss – thanks again!

  9. Morriss Partee Says:

    What can I say, Trey? Time flies when you are having fun, and it was truly and honor and a pleasure to interview you. I was sorry I couldn’t make it on Wednesday night to get a chance to hang out.

  10. Credit Union innovator Tim McAlpine « EverythingCU.com World 2.0 Adventure Says:

    [...] out 15 interviews in the past year, alas, this is but my second. The first one I did was of CU innovator Trey Reeme. I later found out this interview was the tipping point that led to TDECU and Currency Marketing [...]

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