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Texas Trust Honors 2018 Dream Builder Award Winner

Arlington, Texas – September 27, 2018 – Long-time community leader Terry Bertrand has received the Downtown Arlington Dream Builder award from the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation and DAMC premier partner, Texas Trust Credit Union. The award was presented at “Crafting the Future,” DAMC’s annual meeting and celebration event.

Aldo Fritz of DAMC, Terry Bertrand, and Debi Knoblock of Texas Trust Credit Union.

Debi Knoblock, Assistant Vice President for Business and Community Engagement at Texas Trust, presented the Dream Builder award to Bertrand. Texas Trust conceived the award and worked with DAMC to establish it in 2016 as a way to honor citizens who have had a significant and positive impact on the Downtown Arlington community.

“We’re very grateful to Debi and the team at Texas Trust,” said Aldo Fritz, DAMC President and CEO, “for their support of DAMC and recognition of Terry and individuals like him who have given so much to Downtown Arlington.”

For over 20 years, Terry Bertrand has been serving his community by living his faith. As the Associate Pastor of Administration for First Baptist Church Arlington in Downtown, Bertrand has been a builder.

Bertrand helped his congregation build creative spaces for their growing membership and array of outreach programs. He built relationships throughout the city through his servant leadership including his role on the DAMC Board and Executive Committee. Together with his First Baptist leadership team, he also worked hand-in-hand to build solutions and be a great neighbor to the Levitt Pavilion, UT Arlington, and all Downtown Arlington partners and members.

Although Bertrand recently retired from his duties as Associate Pastor, he’s still overseeing the construction of First Baptist’s new early childhood development center. Bertrand joins Tom Cravens and Lana Wolff as the third recipient of the Downtown Arlington Dream Builder award.

“Arlington is home base for Texas Trust and we are proud to be connected with the DAMC,” said Knoblock. “Through the Dream Builder award, we can shine a light on what is going on with the DAMC and highlight the people that are making Arlington the American Dream City.”

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About Texas Trust Credit Union

Texas Trust Credit Union was created in 1936 when a group of Chance Vought Aircraft Corporation employees pooled their savings so they could help each other achieve financial goals. Today, more than 115,000 members are served through checking and savings accounts; loans (personal, mortgage, auto, and small business); credit cards; insurance products; and investment services. Texas Trust Credit Union supports local students through its “Spirit Debit Rewards” program. With every eligible swipe of an SDR card, funds are donated to the school or district of the member’s choosing. To date, Texas Trust has donated more than $1.7 million since August 2011. Texas Trust serves members through 21 locations in Dallas, Denton, Tarrant, Henderson, Ellis, Johnson and Tom Green counties. With assets of more than $1.2 billion, Texas Trust is the 6th largest credit union in North Texas and the 17th largest in Texas. For more information, visit or follow us on or Twitter at @texastrustcu.