Greg McClellan, CEO of MAX, was chosen as CEO of the Year for credit unions over $250 million in assets by the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU).

The award recognizes the leadership and guidance that McClellan has displayed during his thirty years with MAX, specifically the last ten as CEO. Under his leadership, with prolific growth in revenues, customers and loan deposits, MAX has nearly doubled in size from $627 million in assets to $1.1 billion today. He has guided MAX through the most successful ten years in its 60-year history. McClellan has also helped transform MAX’s internal brand by championing the institution’s core values to MAX employees from administration to the front lines.

“Greg is a true servant leader,” said D.G. Markwell, MAX SVP of Marketing. “He is a study in how a CEO should build relationships with volunteers and staff. He has built an invaluable trust with MAX over the years through humility, transparency and an instinct for making the right decisions influenced by the sound advice of others and wants to use that success to give back to the community.”

“This is an unprecedented national honor not only for Greg, but also for MAX. With thousands of financial institutions in the U.S., it is a great distinction for Greg to be recognized as a top CEO by this prestigious organization. Greg would be the first to thank our board, our employees, and our customers, without whom none of this would be possible,” Markwell said.

McClellan’s community and industry leadership includes developing and leading the Credit Union Coalition of Alabama and serving on the Air University Foundation Board, Baptist East Medical Center Advisory Board, and the Alabama Credit Union Administration Board. He is also involved in the Montgomery Committee of 100 and the Troy University Montgomery Advisory Council, among other organizations.