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Welcome to the ohana Tyson!

December 06, 2017
TysonKlask_Headshot.pngHawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) is extremely pleased to announce Tyson Klask as Branch Manager of the soon-to-open location in downtown Hilo. The new branch, the credit union’s first in East Hawaii, will open in the summer of 2018 at 111 Aupuni Street. The branch will provide members with a drive up teller window, 24-hour ATM, and other advanced in-lobby banking options enhancing the member experience to deliver the service excellence that has been the core of HCFCU for over 80 years. 

“I’m so excited and honored to join the Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union ‘ohana,” said Klask. “I’ve always wanted to serve the community in a larger capacity by providing people with sound advice that makes a difference in their lives.  The opportunity to do this and more is what brought me to Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union.”

Klask graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1994 and immediately started work in the financial industry. He spent more than 23 years at the same company throughout it’s many transitions and acquisitions (first as The Associates, then CitiFinancial, and OneMain Financial). He will have overall supervisory responsibility for the administration, operation, loans, personnel, community and public relations for the branch. Klask lives in Hilo with his wife and daughter.

“When our East Hawaii members asked us to open a branch in Hilo, we knew that we had to find the right person who would serve our members, and the community, and best represent the heart and soul of HCFCU,” said Tricia Buskirk, the credit union’s President and CEO. “We’re so excited that Tyson has joined our expanding family.”

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union ( is a not-for-profit, federally insured financial institution owned by its 40,000 members.  HCFCU’s other branches are located in Honokaa, Kailua-Kona, Kaloko, Kealakekua and Kohala, along with Student Credit Unions in Kealakehe, Kohala and Konawaena High Schools.  In addition to complete checking and savings services, HCFCU provides service-minded financial professionals to help facilitate mortgage, land, construction, small business, educational, personal and auto loans; drive up tellers; credit and debit cards with rewards; online and mobile banking; investment services and youth programs.  HCFCU also supports numerous Hawaii Island non-profit organizations and community events.  Membership in Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is open to all Hawaii Island residents.
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