CEO Appointed to Health Foundation Board

MacPherson Joins Health Foundation Board

Freedom FCU's Michael MacPhersonThe Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation has appointed Michael MacPherson, Freedom’s president/CEO, to its board of directors.

The Foundation supports the mission of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health. It does this by developing relationships with those who support the expansion and improvement of health care services in Harford County.

“We are pleased to have Michael MacPherson join our foundation board,” said Lyle E. Sheldon, FACHE, president and CEO of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health. “His leadership experience and community involvement will be of great help to us as we strive to provide patients with the highest quality care, in state-of-the-art facilities, using integrated technologies and the most skilled and esteemed physicians and health care providers.”

MacPherson has served as president/CEO of Freedom Federal Credit Union since 2016. He has been with the credit union for 13 years. During that time he also served as interim president/CEO and chief operating officer.

MacPherson is a member of the Credit Union Executive Society and Harford County Chamber of Commerce. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Towson University. More recently MacPherson graduated from the Harford Leadership Academy.

Freedom strives to support the Harford County Community through support, donations, volunteer work, and community involvement. MacPherson’s place on the Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation Board furthers our efforts to support this great organization.

Michael MacPherson is New President/CEO

President/CEO Appointment Caps a Nation-Wide Search

Freedom Federal Credit Union's President/CEO Michael MacPherson
Freedom Federal Credit Union’s President/CEO Michael MacPherson

Freedom Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the official placement of Michael MacPherson as the credit union’s new President/Chief Executive Officer.

“Having served twelve years in a variety of management positions, including Chief Operating Officer and most recently as the interim President/CEO, there is no better qualified individual to serve as our credit union’s President/CEO,” said Mike Kaiser, Chairman of the Board.  “As interim CEO,” Mr. Kaiser said, “Michael demonstrated his abilities to lead and guide Freedom into the future. We are looking forward to his continued tenure with Freedom Federal Credit Union.”

Michael moved into the interim CEO role last October after serving as Chief Operating Officer of the credit union. In his career at the credit union, Michael has led efforts to increase member service and satisfaction, enhance business development and product innovation, as well as improve processes and efficiencies. Responsible for lending, commercial business services, branch operations, marketing and business development, Michael has been integral in Freedom’s continued growth. Prior to his time at Freedom, Michael invested thirteen years with Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union in such roles as Vice President Credit Operations/Business Development. Michael has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Personnel Management from Towson University.

When asked about his new position Michael said, “For the last twelve years, I have served the credit union and am proud of the progress and growth we have achieved. I see great potential at Freedom, not only for our members, but for our staff and our community.  I am honored to permanently assume the President/CEO role and continue my career at such a wonderful organization.”