SECU’s Teshia Davis Named HR Impact Leader by Baltimore Business Journal

June 16, 2023

Credit union visionary honored for making holistic wellness a priority for organization in 2023

BALTIMORE (April 23rd, 2023) –  SECU, Maryland’s largest state chartered credit union, announces today that Teshia Davis, Vice President of People and Culture, has been named to the Baltimore Business Journal’s HR Impact Leaders list for 2023. Davis will receive her award in May at the publication’s Best Places to Work event.

“It is an absolute honor to be recognized for the work I’m so passionate about,” remarked Davis. “SECU employees are at the heart of what I do and since the beginning of the pandemic, we have doubled down to ensure each of our team members has the resources they need to live well both inside and outside of the workplace. The programs and benefits we have put into practice are so deeply important to me and from what we’ve heard, to the employees themselves.”

Just a few of the programs SECU has instituted in 2023 for its employees under Davis’ leadership include:

Lifestyle Spending

Beginning January 1st of this year, SECU premiered a lifestyle spending benefit for all employees designed to support their  wellness. Every employee receives a $500 benefit which can be used for anything they deem important to their overall health  – whether that’s a pilates class, a massage, or acupuncture. All employees need to do is turn in a receipt and they’ll be reimbursed for committing to themselves!

Parental + Caregiver Leave

Teshia knows firsthand as a mother and caregiver the importance of leave to allow more bonding time with new babies or dedicated time when parents or in-laws need them. This new leave benefit allows employees to take an additional six weeks per year in addition to FMLA options so that they can be present, support their loved one and not stress about work.

Mental Health Benefit

One of the many realizations coming out of COVID-19 is how critical mental health is and Teshia designed a new employee assistance plan with a mental health benefit that extends to those within the household. This benefit allows for six therapy sessions to be completely covered by SECU. Since rolling out in January 2023 this program has been incredibly well received. The most EAP engagement is 2% for mental health, but SECU’s percentile has been 60% since launching just three months ago.

“Teshia embodies what we all strive for at SECU,” stated David Sweiderk, President and CEO, SECU. “And that is to invest in both the employee and member experience. We are so proud of Teshia’s commitment to our SECU culture and look forward to even more investments like these in the future.”

For more information about SECU’s employee benefits, visit

About SECU (State Employees’ Credit Union of Maryland): SECU (“see-Q”), Maryland’s largest state chartered credit union, serves over 250,000 members via 25 branches across the state. As a member-owned, not-for-profit organization, SECU puts its members first.

Membership is open to all Maryland state employees and their families, University System of Maryland students, graduates, staff and their families, Bank At Work partners and many others. Headquartered in Linthicum, Md., SECU has 25 financial centers and provides access to over 50,000 free ATMs through the CO-OP network. With more than $5 billion in assets, SECU ranks among the top 60 credit unions nationwide based on total assets in the U.S. Insured by NCUA. For more information, visit or follow SECU on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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