President and Chief Executive Officer, Missoula Federal Credit Union
Jack Lawson is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Missoula Federal Credit Union, a member in good standing of the Federation. Missoula FCU is a $485 million Low Income Credit Union located in the southwest corner of Montana. It is Montana’s second largest credit union, and its largest CDFI, with a membership of roughly 48,000 and a staff of 140. He is also currently serving as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Federation, a position he has held since NFCDCU’s 2016 Annual Meeting.
Prior to joining Missoula FCU, Lawson worked for 5 years as Chief Operating Officer of Self-Help Federal Credit Union. At the time of my transition, SHFCU was serving about 52,000 members from 20 dispersed retail branches spread throughout the Los Angeles, Central Valley, Bay Area and Chicago markets. Total assets were $590 million.
Prior to working at Self-Help Lawson spent about 10 years at Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union, working first as the credit union’s founding organizer and then as its Chief Executive Officer. While in New York City, he also served as board chair Bethex FCU for 2 years, board chair the New York City Financial Network Action Consortium for 3 years, and as board treasurer of Make the Road NY, an immigrant and labor rights organization, for 4 years.