BALTIMORE, MD (October 23, 2017) – MECU, Baltimore’s Credit Union, is proud to announce that John Hamilton, President and CEO, is the recipient of the 2017 Community Advocate Award from the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce. The Community Advocate Award recognizes an individual of a member organization who has shown their commitment to build a stronger Baltimore by serving the community in a distinguished manner.
The first annual Community Advocate Awards were presented at the Chamber’s “Breakfast with the Mayor” event, attended by over 250 local business, government and community members.
For over 80 years, MECU has been committed to giving back to Baltimore City through philanthropy, youth scholarship programs, financial education, and employee outreach and volunteering.
As president and CEO, John leads with a passion for serving the community and the credit union philosophy of “people helping people.” In addition to his current role, he serves as a board member with Associated Black Charities, UMB Health Sciences Research Park, Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Foundation, and the Community Leadership Board of the American Diabetes Association.
“It is a great honor to receive this award on behalf of MECU and its dedicated employees,” said Hamilton. “We look forward to our continued partnership with the Chamber and Mayor Pugh to strengthen Baltimore’s communities by creating more opportunities for small businesses to grow and succeed.”
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.