Donald Tynes Sr., chairman of the Board of Directors at SECU – the largest state-chartered financial cooperative in Maryland, with over 230,000 members and assets of $2.7 billion – has won two prestigious awards for his contributions to business and community service.

The African Methodist Episcopal Church – 2nd Episcopal District recently named Tynes the “Bishop’s Man of the Year for Community Service” during the 198th session of its Baltimore Annual Conference.

A week later, the Zeta Sigma Alumni Chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity honored him with its “Bigger and Better Business Award” during its “Dare to Dream” Awards Banquet.

“We are very proud of Donald and his outstanding record of achievement, which serves as a model for all of us to emulate,” says Rod Staatz, SECU president and CEO.

A native Baltimorean, Tynes leads the SECU Board of Directors in formulating and governing the corporate policies and practices, and establishing administrative procedures for compliance with federal laws and the State of Maryland’s Office of Financial Regulations.

Tynes is a graduate of Dunbar High School, earned his bachelor’s from Morgan State University and an Executive MBA from Loyola College of Maryland.

Tynes currently serves on the staff of the Carl Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State University and functions as business manager for the Morgan State University Choir. Since1982, he has been an active member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and is a life-long member of Waters AME Church, where he serves as Trustee Pro Tem.

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