Maurice Smith is the CEO of Local Government Federal Credit Union. LGFCU is a financial cooperative serving the financial needs of employees, appointed officials, elected officeholders and volunteers of local governments in North Carolina.
Smith began his career in financial services as a loan officer for State Employees' Credit Union. Smith served in several capacities including vice president/city executive and vice president of marketing and training. Smith joined LGFCU in 1992 as the Executive Vice President, was promoted to President in 1999, and named Chief Executive Officer in 2017.
Smith received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and earned a Juris Doctorate from the North Carolina Central University School of Law. Smith is licensed to practice law in North Carolina, the United States Supreme Court and the District of Columbia. He is also a North Carolina Certified Superior Court Mediator.
Smith achieved a NC Real Estate Brokers License, Certified Credit Union Executive designation and attended several management and marketing schools.
Smith and his wife have two adult children and live in Cary, North Carolina. He is a Deacon at Wake Chapel Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, and participates in several professional, community and civic activities.