ECU Maryland’s Dave Sweiderk Named One of Maryland’s 2020 Most Admired CEOs


The Daily Record Announces Prestigious List of 2020 Winners

Baltimore, Maryland​ (Sept. 21, 2020) — The Daily Record has named Dave Sweiderk, President and CEO of SECU, Maryland’s largest state chartered credit union, one of Maryland’s 2020 Most Admired CEOs. Sweiderk was one of three winners in the category of a nonprofit with more than $10 million in annual revenue.

The Daily Record created the Most Admired CEOs awards program to recognize talented business CEOs and nonprofit executive directors throughout Maryland for their leadership and vision. The winners were selected based on professional accomplishments, community service and letters of reference submitted by co-workers, board members and community leaders showing the CEO’s leadership and vision.

“This year’s Most Admired CEOs are known for their integrity, values, drive and commitment to excellence,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, group publisher of The Daily Record. “They are trendsetters, good listeners and agents of change who want to empower those who work for them, those they work with on community boards and those they mentor. The Daily Record is pleased to recognize them.”

Sweiderk started with SECU in 2018, bringing more than 25 years of banking experience to the role and launching a vision for the credit union to elevate the banking experience for its members. Under his leadership and vision to make SECU a ‘trusted partner’ for its members, SECU recently surpassed $4 billion in assets, and is ranked among the top 60 credit unions nationwide based on total assets.

Sweiderk’s commitment extends to SECU’s community efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This past spring, SECU committed more than $400,000 of relief and support to members, the community, small business and school systems across Maryland. That support remains a focal point for the organization in their overall business model as they also donated $103,000 in scholarships to area students in 2020 alone and have supported causes throughout the community from partnering with the University of Maryland Medical Center, Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Baltimore Orioles, and Special Olympics of Maryland.

As a member of the Board of Directors for the MD/DC Credit Union Association Board of Directors, Sweiderk works with legislators and fellow board members to ensure that credit unions and financial institutions find ways to help not only members but consumers across the state. His work on this board and with key stakeholders has also sought to transform diversity and inclusion efforts in the banking industry not only in Maryland but nationwide.

To view The Daily Record’s complete list of Maryland’s 2020 Most Admired CEOs, visit

SECU, Maryland’s largest credit union, serves 260,000 members across the state. As a member owned, not-for-profit, SECU puts its members first. Membership is open to all Maryland state employees and their families, University System of Maryland students, graduates, staff and their families, Bank At Work partners and many others. Headquartered in Linthicum, Md., SECU has 22 financial centers and provides access to nearly 50,000 free ATMs through the CO-OP network. With over $4 billion in assets, SECU ranks among the top 60 credit unions nationwide based on total assets in the U.S. Insured by NCUA. For more information, visit

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