PRESIDENT & CEO, SECU
David Sweiderk took over as president and CEO of SECU in 2018 after serving as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Arizona’s OneAZ Credit Union. Last year, under his leadership, the Linthicum-based company that boasts more than 260,000 members surpassed $4 billion assets and ranked among the top 60 credit unions nationwide based on total assets.
Sweiderk’s financial services and banking career spans more than 25 years and includes management level positions at the likes of Sovereign Bank and Chevy Chase Bank.
What’s been your biggest success?
Our biggest success has been our response to the pandemic, as we were faced with challenges that could only be matched with a level of humanity and sup-port unlike ever before. We believe that unprecedented times call for unprecedented love, so we led with our hearts and served with empathy. We delivered over $400,000 of relief to members, the community, small businesses and school systems, while managing our own financial strength. And we prioritized our employee’s well-being – as it was their extraordinary commitment to serve our members that enabled us to thrive during this challenging time.
What are your hopes for the state or your community this year?
Throughout the year, we will remain focused on spreading hope by committing to perform 70,000 acts of kindness, helping our local businesses thrive, and continue to partner with many local institutions like the University of Maryland Medical Center, Kennedy Krieger Institute and Special Olympics of Maryland.