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 t h e 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
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.
– Chairman Board of Deacons St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church
– Board member SC Workforce Initiative Board
– President Kiwanis Club of Spartanburg
– Member Board Habitat for Humanity
– Member Sparkle City Transparent Men, an interdenominational
Men’s Bible study / Fellowship Ministry
– Member Transitional Living Advisory Board Hope Center for Children
– Member One Spartanburg Entrepreneurial Action Team
Maurice Smith is the President/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 and was promoted to President in 1999.
Smith received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and earned a Juris Doctorate from the NC Central University School of Law.
Smith is licensed to practice law in North Carolina, the District of Columbia and before the United States Supreme Court. Smith 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 children and live in Cary, North Carolina. He is a Deacon at Wake Chapel Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, and participates in several community and civic activities.
Smith is a self-proclaimed cooperative nerd. He believes that a business model that empowers its members to engage in democratic, self-help, classless principles is superior to other business types. As a fan of credit union ideals, Smith is avid about his beliefs.
Memberships & Activities:
Member, Board of Directors, Credit Union National Association
Member, Board of Directors, National Cooperative Bank
Member, Board of Directors, NCLM Local Leadership Foundation
Member, Administrative Board, Filene Research Institute
Member, Board of Trustees University of NC Wilmington
Member, NC State Bar, Tenth Judicial District
Member, US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
Member, United States Supreme Court Bar
Member, District of Columbia Bar
Member, NC State Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association