Adrian Johnson, senior vice president/chief financial officer for MECU of Baltimore, calls himself “a black guy” in a leadership position.
It wasn’t his talent and intelligence alone that got him in that position, he says, but rather the people he knew and the networks he was a part of.
Johnson says the African-American Credit Union Coalition, of which he is chairman, was formed in 1999 to provide those opportunities to other black leaders in the movement, noting their goal is more representation in credit union leadership roles.
“We’re going to be bold and we’re going to be fierce and we’re going to be intentional,” he says.
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