SECU Board of Directors Announces New President & CEO

Photo of new SECU President Jim Hayes The Board of Directors of State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) has announced that Jim Hayes has been selected to succeed Mike Lord as President and CEO of the $50 billion credit union. Hayes is the former President and CEO of Andrews Federal Credit Union (AFCU) based in Suitland, Maryland. He brings with him more than 25 years of credit union management experience and assumed his new role with SECU on September 1, 2021.

Bob Brinson, Chair of SECU’s Board of Directors noted, “Jim Hayes is a recognized leader with extensive knowledge and a variety of experience within the credit union and regulatory arenas. We are impressed by his knowledge of the industry and vision for the future, and we welcome Jim as the next President and CEO of State Employees’ Credit Union.”

Prior to his position at Andrews Federal Credit Union in 2012, Mr. Hayes served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at AFCU. He held management positions at Western Corporate Federal Credit Union and was a Capital Markets Specialist and Corporate Examiner for the National Credit Union Administration. He also was a Federal Thrift Regulator at the Office of Thrift Supervision. Hayes received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California. He holds a Master of Science degree from the University of La Verne and has completed executive education courses at MIT and Stanford University.

“I am honored to be selected as the next President and CEO of SECU. I appreciate the confidence that the Board of Directors has placed in me to lead SECU into the future,” said Hayes. “SECU has an excellent reputation as a member-focused and trusted financial services provider, always striving to make a positive difference in the lives of its members. I look forward to carrying SECU’s mission forward and continuing to make those positive impacts.”