Fleming appointed to credit union’s board




From Contributed Reports

Monday, May 13, 2019

The State Employees’ Credit Union recently announced the appointment of Mark Fleming to its Board of Directors.

Fleming will fill the seat of Jim Johnson, who served on the board from 2001 until his retirement in April 2019. During Johnson’s tenure, he held the positions of board chairman and SECU Foundation Board chairman.

“We are very pleased to have Mark Fleming as a member of SECU’s Board of Directors,” said credit union board Chairwoman Jo Anne Sanford. “With his cooperative spirit of helping others, his leadership and experience, Mark will be a wonderful advocate for the Credit Union and the financial well-being of its 2.4 million members.

“We also offer our sincere appreciation to Jim Johnson — he has been a great asset to this organization over the past 18 years. We’re extremely grateful for his dedication and the positive impact he’s made in the lives of his fellow members and communities.”

Fleming also serves as a current member of the State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation Board of Directors and previously served on the credit union’s Nominating Committee. He is the vice president of government affairs for BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina.

Prior to his current role at BlueCross BlueShield, Fleming held the position of vice president of government relations for the 16-campus University of North Carolina System, where he became the university system’s primary representative to Congress, the federal government, N.C. General Assembly, governor and state agencies.

Before joining the university system, Fleming held leadership roles at N.C. State University, working for the university chancellor and for the dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. As Executive Officer, his responsibilities included all legislative efforts and management of the N.C. State Board of Visitors.

Fleming graduated from N.C. State University and received his master’s degree in business administration from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.

A not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members, SECU has been providing employees of the state of North Carolina and their families with consumer financial services for over 81 years. The Credit Union also offers a diversified line of financial advisory services including retirement and education planning, tax preparation, insurance, trust and estate planning services and investments through its partners and affiliated entities.