Freedom

Freedom Federal Credit Union

If you’d have told me last year what 2020 would be like, I wouldn’t have believed you.  Yet here we are.  From the global impact of the pandemic to the global impact of the tragic events in Minneapolis, we have seen the best and worst in humankind.

Having lived in the 60’s, there is a disheartening familiarity to it at times and though I may have only been a young boy, I was nonetheless cognizant of those dramatic times.  Polio vaccines in school, the Vietnam War, civil unrest and so on.  Recent events have made me realize just how aware I was back then even though only nine.  It’s astonishing how sights, sounds and smells trigger memories long forgotten.  I recently awoke with a particular verse playing in my head from a song called “Blowin’ in the Wind” by Bob Dylan which goes:

Yes, ‘n’ how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, ‘n’ how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, ‘n’ how many deaths will it take ’til he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

I’m sure, as with all of us, our collective life experience informs who we are and guides us down life’s path.  No doubt they are the reason I wound up in a credit union that focuses on improving the lives and experiences of those we serve.  They also remind me that Freedom is not just our name; it is a symbol of our commitment to our community.

Our mission of people helping people requires we not be silent in troubled times.  It requires we stand united with all people against racism, hatred, intolerance, and injustice.  It requires that we stand, as an organization and as human beings, in support of equality, diversity, inclusion, and the well-being of our global community.

Mike

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Michael MacPherson
President and Chief Executive Officer
Freedom Federal Credit Union

Mike MacPherson CEO of Freedom FCU

Meet Freedom’s President and CEO
Mike MacPherson has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry, including more than 12 years with Freedom before becoming President/CEO in 2016. He has lived in Harford County for over 27 years and is a graduate Mt. St. Joseph High School and Towson University.

He likes to blog because it helps him connect with members on a human level. He says, “It’s not just about what products we offer; it’s about what we stand for, why people should join, and spreading the credit union message with greater reach and purpose. If we want people to understand our culture, that we are trying to be something special, we need to give them the insight from a personal viewpoint, not just as a business.” He believes passionately in our community, our employees, our mission of giving back, and providing members with financial products and services that lead to their success.