Bert J. Hash Jr., president/CEO of the $1.2 billion Municipal Employees Credit Union of Baltimore, was named as the 2012 CUES Outstanding Chief Executive.
Hash has led MECU for more than 15 years. During that time, MECU grew from 57,573 members with $435 million in assets, to a 100,048 members with $1.2 billion in assets, CUES said.
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MECU has also received many awards and recognitions for its service and commitment to the community. In 2010, Morgan State University of Baltimore created an award in Hash's honor to acknowledge his unwavering commitment to the development of young people. The Bert J. Hash, Jr. Mentoring Award is given annually to an honors student there. He also serves on many boards within the community and the industry.
He also was named CEO of the Year in the 2007 Trailblazer Awards from Credit Union Times.
Hash has been a CUES member since 1997. He was honored by CUES in 2008 when inducted into the CUES Hall of Fame in 2008, said Fred Johnson, CUES president/CEO.
“I’m so pleased we can once again honor Bert,” Johnson said. “His contributions to the movement are substantial.”
Hash will be honored at CUES CEO/Executive Team Network on Nov. 4 at The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach in Manalapan, Fla.
CUES will also honor six CUES Hall of Fame inductees:
- Kenneth D. Burns, CCUE, CCE, president/CEO, of the $3.7 billion Patelco Credit Union in Pleasanton, Calif.;
- Shelley B. Clarke, former CUES board member and president/CEO, of the $799 million Goldenwest Federal Credit Union in Ogden, Utah, who is being honored posthumously;
- Chip Filson, chairman, Callahan & Associates of Wash., D.C.;
- Frederick D. Healey, Portsmouth, R.I.;
- Fred Johnson, CUES president/CEO, Madison, Wis.; and,
- Harriet B. May, former president/CEO of the $1.9 billion GECU in El Paso, Texas.
Formerly known as the CUES Outstanding Executive award, the CUES Outstanding Chief Executive award recognizes exceptional leaders who display professional achievement, employee motivation and dedication to the community, the organization said.
CUES Hall of Fame inductees are nominated by the CUES Board of Directors for lifetime achievement and are recognized annually for their contributions to their profession and the industry.