SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, PENSACOLA
Hoskins grew up in a Kansas City suburb as the youngest of six children. He says he bonded with his father, who served in the Army and as a police commissioner in Parkville, Mo., over a love of airplanes. Hoskins became a Navy fighter pilot, flying from an aircraft carrier, and a member of the Blue Angels flying team. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology from Missouri Western State University, where he also played football, and a master’s from the Industrial College of Armed Forces.
Over his 27-year Navy career, Hoskins led a 260-member air squadron based in Norfolk, Va., directed the Navy’s ROTC program and was commanding officer of NAS Pensacola. He joined Gulf Power in 2016, responsible for the utility’s major accounts and military affairs and then heading its customer service and sales operations in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. He took the top job at Navy Federal’s Pensacola campus in 2017.
Hoskins says Navy Federal’s employees “understand the mission here. If you walk around the campus, you’ll talk to a lot of folks who are connected to the military in some way. Either they served themselves or they’re a dependent or a spouse or maybe their father served at some point and they’ve always wanted to support the military.”