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Bert J. Hash Jr., is the retired President and CEO of the Municipal Employees Credit Union of Baltimore (MECU) Inc., a position he held from December 1996 to June 2014. Mr. Hash is a seasoned financial services executive with over 44 years experience in managing various aspects of banking and financial services. He worked for Equitable Bank for 15 years, and Provident Bank of Maryland for 12 years.

During his 18-year tenure in the Credit Union industry, Hash has been active on numerous boards. He has served as Chairman of the Maryland and District of Columbia Credit Union Association (MDDCCUA), Vice Chair of the Maryland Credit Union Foundation (MCUF), and Loan Committee Chair of the Baltimore Development Committee (BDC). He is also a member emeritus of the Board of Directors of the African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC), and a member of the CUNA Mutual Group Board of Directors.


In April 2008, Maryland’s Governor O’Malley appointed him to the Board of Trustees for the Maryland Affordable Housing Trust (MAHT). In addition to being appointed to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission in November 2012. In June 2012, Baltimore City Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, appointed Mr. Hash to the Baltimore City Fire Commissioners Board.

Active in numerous professional and civic organizations, Mr. Hash currently serves as the Chairman of the newly merged Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity, Vice Chair of Morgan State University’s Foundation, Treasurer of the Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership Board, and served as Chairman of the Industrial Development Authority of Baltimore City.


  • Morgan State University’s Alumnus of the Year, 1999

  • Judith A. Burgin Memorial Credit Union Professional of the Year Award, 2004

  • CEO of the Year by the Credit Union Times Magazine, 2007

  • WMAR·TV “Lasting Legacy Award” in Baltimore, 2008

  • Credit Union Executives Society’s Hall of Fame, 2008

  • Wright Patman Credit Union Hall of Fame Award, 2010

  • UFSC Nathaniel Harris Life Time Achievement Award, 2011

  • Associated Black Charities Torch Bearer Award, 2011

  • A. Phillip Randolph Community Service Award, 2012

  • Credit Union Executive Society CEO Executive of the Year Award, 2012

  • Havre de Grace High School Life Time Achievement Award, October 2013

  • Baltimore Urban League – Whitney M. Young Award, 2014

  • Daily Record 50 Most Influential Marylanders, 2014

  • AACUC Pete Crear Life Time Achievement Award, 2014

Mr. Hash holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Morgan State University.  He has been married to his lovely wife Joan S. Hash for forty-four years and they reside in Ellicott City, Maryland.

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