LGFCU CEO Maurice Smith was recently inducted into the African American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) Hall of Fame.
Smith was one of three Credit Union leaders inducted during the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C.
“This work we do in the credit union movement is God’s work and I don’t mean that as an exaggeration,” Smith said at the induction ceremony. “In our communities, we have lots of people who are hurting from one thing or another, and it’s our responsibility to help them live better lives.”
Executive leadership in the national credit union movement praised Smith for his work on behalf of the Credit Union.
“The contributions Maurice has made, certainly at the national level on behalf of all credit unions, is something he should be proud of,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “… his credit union is something that any credit union leader should hope to accomplish,” Nussle said before handing Smith the award.
Carolinas Credit Union League (CCUL) President/CEO John Radebaugh called Smith “A leading figure in the modern-day credit union movement.”
“His leadership has transformed Local Government into an innovative financial cooperative, and his wisdom, passion and vision have contributed to the growth of the credit union movement worldwide,” said Radebaugh.
AACUC, a non-profit organization that works to increase diversity in the credit union movement. LGFCU is a $1.7 billion full-service financial cooperative serving North Carolina’s local government employees, elected officials, volunteers and their families. Smith has been President/CEO since 1999. He is a past president of the Carolina Credit Union League and served on the board of the Support Center (now the Carolina Small Business Development Fund), as well as the administrative board of the Filene Research Institute.