New CUNA Board Chairman Maurice Smith is a self-professed credit union nerd, and it’s a label he wears loudly and proudly.
“I might not get an Olympic medal for credit administration. I’m sure there is no Oscar for best asset/liability modeling,” Smith says. “I’ve got something better: I have the gratitude of members who tell me how we have changed their lives. We give every member an equal opportunity to thrive. This is our reward for a job well done. A bit nerdy? You bet it is.”
Smith, CEO of $1.9 billion asset Local Government Federal Credit Union in Raleigh, N.C., discusses his goals as CUNA chairman, his commitment to the credit union movement, and his proudest achievements as a leader.
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