September 2018

New President and CEO Takes The Helm at SECU


Dave Sweiderk has officially taken the helm as President and Chief Executive Officer of SECU. Sweiderk was named by SECU’s Board of Directors to succeed Rod Staatz, who announced his intention to retire as President and CEO of the $3.6 billion credit union earlier this year.

Sweiderk, who most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Arizona’s OneAZ Credit Union, brings more than 25 years of experience leading high-performing financial services organizations to SECU.

“We are very confident that under Dave’s leadership, SECU is well-positioned to continue serving Marylanders into the future,” says SECU Board Chairman Mark Reger. “He is, without a doubt, the right person to build upon Rod Staatz’s many successes and work effectively in SECU’s highly collaborative environment.” 

At OneAZ, Sweiderk was responsible for overseeing the transformation of the credit union’s member engagement efforts and leading the member-facing execution strategy. 

Sweiderk previously held executive level management positions at First National Bank of Omaha, Sovereign Bank, and Chevy Chase Bank in Maryland. There, he increased market share and long-term revenue, incorporating high-touch customer experiences and excelling in service standards of excellence.
A graduate of James Madison University and the University of Maryland University College, where he earned his MBA, Sweiderk also attended the Consumer Bankers Association’s Graduate School of Retail Bank Management at the University of Virginia.

During his career, he has served on various non-profit industry committees, including the CBA’s Home Equity Committee and Fannie Mae’s Advisory Board. He was appointed Vice Chairman for Inclusive Communities while in Omaha, and elected a member of the Board and Governance Committee for the Special Olympics of Arizona. 

Sweiderk and his family, which includes his wife of 30 years, Cristina, and three children, recently relocated to Maryland from Arizona. Sweiderk previously resided in Maryland and Virginia for more than 40 years before moving to Nebraska and, later, Scottsdale, Arizona.