Hi. I’m Mike MacPherson, CEO of Freedom FCU.
I share my thoughts and ideas, which are rooted in my experience in the financial industry and as a lifelong Marylander. I want to show our members I’m a regular person, not just a CEO. These are insights from my personal viewpoint, not just a business perspective. I hope you enjoy reading.

Recent Posts From Mike

Friday, April 5th, 2024

Find A Reason

There are all sorts of sayings and clichés about fighting through adversity, dealing with challenges, and the subsequent benefits that …

Friday, March 8th, 2024

There Must Be Manure to Life

Travel though the farmlands and you will no doubt encounter that unmistakable aroma which inevitably leads to the comment, “Was …

Friday, March 1st, 2024

Be Here Now

When asked how many children he thought he had influenced, Mr. Rogers said, “I don’t care how many, even if it’s …

Thursday, December 21st, 2023

Twas the Night Before Christmas

“‘Twas days before Christmas and things kinda stank. The fear of recession and economy in the tank. But at Freedom …

Friday, December 1st, 2023

The Futility of Hate

I’ve never understood hate.  Don’t get me wrong, I say I hate some things.  I hate traffic, I hate liver, …

Wednesday, November 15th, 2023


From small things, big things grow.  Like a seed that turns into a giant redwood, the little choices we make …

CEO Image

Meet Freedom’s President and CEO

Mike MacPherson has over 35 years of experience in the financial industry, including more than 12 years with Freedom before becoming President/CEO in 2016. Born and raised in Baltimore County, Mike is a graduate of Mt. St. Joseph High School and Towson University. Mike now resides in Harford County, which he has called home for over 30 years.

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.