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Bruce Clark
President & CEO

Bruce Clark joined Education First as chief financial officer in December 2020 and was promoted to CEO in May 2024. He has over 30 years of financial institution experience, with the last 15 years spent in the credit union community. He received his CFA charter from the CFA Institute in 2002 and brings a wealth of investment, ALM, and accounting experience to Education First. Bruce has a BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University and has two married sons and three grandchildren.

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Urjit Patel

Chief Operating Officer

Urjit Patel joined Education First in 2021. Originally from Winter Park, Florida, Urjit received his B.S. in Management Information Systems from the University of Central Florida. He has 30+ years of experience in the financial services industry with 20 years in the credit union community.  He brings significant experience in transforming and leading retail and commercial operations, marketing, organizational development, and strategic planning. Urjit also has multiple certifications in risk management, lending, and leadership disciplines. He also attends various speaking engagements to help educate others and shape the future of Credit Unions. As an active member throughout his career in local schools and civic organizations, Urjit also enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. 

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