FEATURED MOVER | Jim Mellendick, SECU Maryland

Jim Mellendick joined SECU Maryland as its vice president, financial partners.

As a seasoned executive whose financial services career has spanned more than 16 years in wealth management and banking, Mellendick is responsible for building and leading the forthcoming Financial Partners division of SECU. Mellendick’s team will focus on providing a holistic approach to financial planning, which offers a partnership between adviser and member in support of their overarching financial goals.

Prior to joining SECU, Mellendick spent 11 years at Wells Fargo. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President, Strategy Consultant for the partnership between branch banking and wealth management. Prior to that role, Mellendick managed a region of 29 financial advisers, managing $2.5 billion in assets as a Regional Brokerage Manager at Wells Fargo Advisers in Central Virginia. He also served on the Regional Brokerage Manager National Advisory Council.

Jim Mellendick, vice president, financial partners with SECU Maryland

Jim Mellendick, vice president, financial partners with SECU Maryland


Resides in:

Just moved to Howard County in August. I grew up in Catonsville and it’s great to be back in the Maryland area after four years in Virginia.


Bachelor’s degree in finance from Loyola University Maryland; Mt St. Joe in Baltimore for High School

If you had not chosen banking as a profession, what profession would you choose and why?

Two options come to mind. Nonprofit mentorship – I’ve been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters for the last 6 years as a mentor, then board member and treasurer. I enjoy having a positive impact on both kids and young adults through mentorship and fundraising to support the mission of nonprofits focused on mentorship. General manager/front office position with a professional sports organization. I am passionate about both business and sports and it would be fun to combine those two interests in my career. The closest I came was selling tickets for the Orioles in college (which was not an easy task in the early 2000s!)

Favorite vacation:

My honeymoon last November. My wife, Kate, and I were fortunate to get married shortly before the pandemic and have the opportunity to travel to Europe for our honeymoon. We visited the UK, Spain, Portugal, France and Italy, ending in Rome with a golf cart tour through the city – this was one of the many highlights of the trip.

When I want to relax, I … :

Play tennis, travel with my wife, read business/psychology/sports books, watch the Ravens and Orioles with family and friends.

Favorite books:

Two favorite books: “How Champions Think: in Sports and in Life,” by Dr. Bob Rotella; “Emotional Intelligence 2.0,” by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves

Favorite quotations:

“If you think you are leading and turn around to see no one following, then you are just taking a walk.” – Benjamin Hooks and “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

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