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Each year, we honor three older adults for their achievement in lifelong learning. Read the inspirational stories of this year's three recipients of the SSAI Learning Gets Better with Age Awards.
2019 SSAI Learning Awards

Bert J. Hash, Jr.

Commissioner, MD State Gaming & Licensing Board, Maryland

Mr. Hash is the retired President and CEO of the Municipal Employees Credit Union of Baltimore (MECU), Inc. Mr. Hash is a seasoned financial services executive with over 44 years experience in managing various aspects of banking and financial services including Equitable Bank for 15 years and Provident Bank of Maryland for 12 years.

Mr. Hash served as Chairman of the Maryland and District of Columbia Credit Union Association, Vice Chair of the Maryland Credit Union Foundation and Loan Committee Chair of the Baltimore Development Committee. He is a member emeritus of the Board of Directors of the African American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) and a member of the CUNA Mutual Group Board of Directors. In April 2008, he was appointed by Maryland’s Governor O’Malley to the Board of Trustees for the Maryland Affordable Housing Trust and to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission in November 2012. Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appointed Hash to the Baltimore City Fire Commissioners Board in June 2012.  Mr. Hash serves as the Chairman of the newly merged Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity; serves as Vice Chair of Morgan State University’s Foundation; served as Chairman of the Industrial Development Authority of Baltimore City and serves as Treasurer of the Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership Board.  Mr. Hash is an International Credit Union Development Educator and has recently been appointed a Roy Croft Master by the Maryland Credit Union Foundation. Mr. Hash holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Morgan State University.