MECU Credit Union announces passing of Board Chairman Herman Williams, Jr.

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND (January 11, 2022) — MECU Credit Union is saddened to announce the passing of its former longtime Chairman of the Board of Directors, Herman Williams, Jr. Mr. Williams served on the Board for over 31 years and in the role as Chairman for 29 years. He led MECU to grow to be one of the largest credit unions in the Baltimore area. Known affectionately as “Chief,” he was passionate about the credit union movement and MECU meeting the financial needs of its members.

He was also extremely passionate about community service and made sure that the credit union was involved in giving back and investing profits with many community partners. He routinely volunteered with staff members participating in community events and was always proud to serve and represent MECU. Among many initiatives he spearheaded, he began the MECU Charity Golf Tournament in 2005 to raise money for the MECU Foundation. Over the years, the Foundation raised over $1.1 Million for the purpose of supporting education and giving scholarships.

John Hamilton, President and CEO, said, “We feel a large void with the loss of this strong, charismatic leader. We have so many great memories of Chief visiting with MECU staff and members alike, never forgetting to thank them for their support. We will always be grateful for his leadership and his commitment to MECU and the community.” Chairman of the Board, Roman Clark, stated, “Chief was a one-of-a-kind that made a permanent mark on all that knew him. He was a leader, a mentor, and a friend. We will honor Chief and his memory by keeping his legacy of service alive.”

Herman Williams, Jr.

About MECU Credit Union

Established in 1936, MECU Credit Union is one of Maryland’s largest credit unions, with assets of approximately $1.2 billion. MECU Credit Union has nine branches throughout the Baltimore area and offers a full range of financial products and services for individuals and businesses. The credit union also provides access to over 30,000 free ATMs and top-rated online and mobile banking services. MECU Credit Union has distinguished itself in the Baltimore community by returning nearly $100 million in profits to its members as part of a special dividend program. Learn more about becoming a member at


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