Five Star FCU CEO Whipp Named Professional of the Year

MD|DC Credit Union Association recognizes Whipp for his outstanding leadership

Ocean City, Md. (June 5, 2018) - The 2018 Professional of the Year Award was presented to Jim Whipp, President and CEO of Five Star Federal Credit Union of Baltimore during the MD|DC Credit Union Association’s Annual Meeting & Convention in Ocean City, Md.

Whipp became president of Five Star FCU in Baltimore five years ago. In that time, he has guided the credit union through multiple mergers, the relocation and purchase of its headquarters, a name change and rebranding, as well as increased Select Employee Group (SEG) expansion. Under Whipp’s leadership, Five Star FCU’s assets have grown 14%, and loans have increased by 17.8%.

“Jim’s success has been built on a solid foundation of leadership that values teamwork and recognizes and appreciates everyone’s contributions,” said MD|DC Credit Union Association President/CEO John Bratsakis. “Jim is not content to sit on the sidelines. He has been a strong advocate for credit unions, joining the Association for meetings with lawmakers and regulators to ensure the credit union voice is heard loudly and clearly.”

The Professional of the Year award is presented to an individual who possesses outstanding leadership qualities and has made significant contributions to the growth and well-being of their credit union, and the credit union movement in Maryland and D.C. A video tribute to honor Jim Whipp as Professional of the Year, can be viewed here.

MD|DC Credit Union Association is the regional trade association for credit unions in the state of Maryland and the Washington D.C. region that serves more than 2.2 million member-owners. Credit unions are not-for profit financial cooperatives that are locally controlled and owned by the people they serve. For more information, visit