A ‘credit union nerd’ with a cause

New CUNA Board Chairman Maurice Smith believes in the credit union mission of empowering people and communities.

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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