Baltimore, MD (Nov. 3, 2017) - MECU, Baltimore’s Credit Union, is proud to announce that John Hamilton, President and CEO, has been named a CEO Stoppping Diabetes by the Maryland Chapter of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Hamilton will also be joining the Community Leadership Board at the ADA Maryland Chapter for 2018.
The CEOs Stopping Diabetes program was founded in 2013 as a partnership between the ADA’s Maryland Chapter and the Greater Baltimore Committee. Participating business executives promote employee wellness by initiating healthy activities and programs in the workplace.
Throughout the summer, MECU hosted walking groups and healthy eating events, as well as salsa lessons and free yoga classes for employees. More than 60 employees have participated, logging hundreds of hours of activities, including more than 4,500 miles walked.
“Being part of CEOs Stopping Diabetes was an easy decision for me both from as a business leader and as an individual,” Hamilton said. “Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is something that shouldn’t be put on pause while you’re at work. I’ve been thrilled to see how engaged our staff is in these wellness programs and I look forward to continuing to encourage our employees to look after their health.”
“John has fully embraced the spirit of the CEOs Stopping Diabetes program by leading from the front. Not only is he rewarding his employees for focusing on their well-being and getting active, but he is personally engaged by participating in Step Out and other activities he planned for his staff as a CEO Stopping Diabetes” said David McShea, executive director of the American Diabetes Association of Maryland.
Hamilton, who is a member of the MECU bowling league and has led multiple walking groups will participate in the CEOs Stopping Diabetes breakfast scheduled for Nov. 13.
Established in 1936, MECU is Baltimore City’s largest credit union, with assets of approximately $1.2 billion. MECU has nine branches throughout the Baltimore area and offers a full range of financial products and services. The credit union also provides access to over 30,000 free ATMs and 5,000 shared branches nationwide through the CO-OP network. For 37 years straight, MECU has distinguished itself in the Baltimore community by returning more than $81 million in profits to its members as part of a cash bonus program that rewards members for choosing MECU. Membership with MECU is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Baltimore City.