Adrian Johnson

PODCAST: A diversity champion

Adrian Johnson on AACUC’s unique role.

September 6, 2019

The African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) wants to be considered a preferred diversity, equity, and inclusion partner for the credit union system, says Adrian Johnson, chief financial officer at $1.2 billion asset MECU Credit Union in Baltimore and AACUC chairman.

In this episode of the CUNA News Podcast, recorded during AACUC’s 21st annual conference in Charlotte, N.C., Johnson discusses the organization’s unique role within the credit union system, opportunities that await AACUC, and his experiences at MECU.

Plus, Adrian’s wife, Zelda, shares the story of a health scare she experienced in 2017, and how that event changed her and Adrian’s lives.

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In this episode:

1:05 The start of Adrian’s credit union career

2:36 His day-to-day duties at MECU Credit Union

5:05 The influence of Bert Hash

8:20 MECU's unique presence in Baltimore

11:19 Johnson’s vision for AACUC

15:20 An inspiring personal challenge