COLUMBIA, Md. (7/7/10)--The Maryland and District of Columbia Credit Union Association (MDDCCUA) elected new officers and honored Bert Hash, MDDCCUA outgoing chairman, at its annual meeting and convention June 23-25 in Baltimore.
Bert Hash, second from left, outgoing chairman of the Maryland and District of Columbia Credit Union Association (MDDCCUA), received the Wright Patman Hall of Fame award from MDCCCUA. Pictured are Rick Stoll, Jr., president/CEO of Anne Arundel Co. Employees FCU; Hash; Theresa Mann, president/CEO of The Partnership FCU; and Mike Beall, MDDCCUA president/CEO. Stoll and Mann received the Wright Patman award in 2006. (Photo provided by the Maryland and District of Columbia Credit Union Association)
The meeting, now called Connections Conference, drew 300 attendees. Officers elected to the board include:
* Chairman--Miguel Boluda, president/CEO, PAHO-WHO FCU, Washington, D.C.; * Vice chairman--Rod Staatz, president/CEO, SECU of Maryland, Linthicum, Md.; * Secretary--Theresa Mann, president/CEO, The Partnership FCU, Washington, D.C.; and * Treasurer--Chris Conway, president/CEO, Educational Systems FCU, Greenbelt, Md.
Also inducted to the board for three-year terms were:
* David Gilbert, chairman of Aberdeen Proving Ground FCU, Aberdeen, Md.; * Joe Sparacino, treasurer of Montgomery County Employees FCU, Germantown, Md.; and * Rick Wieczorek Jr., president/CEO of Mid-Atlantic FCU, Germantown.
Stepping down from the board were Joan Moran of Department of Labor FCU, Merrifield, Va., and Margaret Burdette, St. Agnes Employees FCU, Baltimore. Hash also received the Wright Patman Hall of Fame award. The award is named after John William Wright Patman, who served 12 years as chairman of the House Committee on Banking and Currency--now the House Financial Services Committee--and co-sponsored the original Federal Credit Union Act in 1934. During his 13 years in credit unions, Hash served on the Credit Union National Association Governmental Affairs Committee and CUNA Mutual Board of Directors, and served as chairman of the MDDCCUA and the African-American Credit Union Coalition. Herman Williams Jr., chairman of MECU, Baltimore, received the Volunteer of the Year Award. District Government Employees FCU, Washington, D.C., received the Christine DeWitt Memorial Award for Excellence in Marketing, Best of Show. MDDCCUA also presented 47 other awards to 23 credit unions.