The CCBC Alumni Association

is proud to honor
Adrian Johnson, '90

CCBC Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumnus of 2013;  Adrian Johnson.


“He is one of those all-too-rare individuals who goes about quietly and diligently making positive change in the world – often one person at a time.”

That’s how John Godwin ‘90, last year’s Distinguished Alumni Award winner, describes Adrian Johnson, the CCBC Alumni Association’s 2013 honoree. Godwin nominated Johnson for the award in recognition of his commitment to community service, advocacy for CCBC, and noteworthy career success.

A 1985 graduate of CCBC (then Catonsville Community College), Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Baltimore and an MBA from Loyola University (Md.). He is currently chief financial officer for the Municipal Employees Credit Union of Baltimore.

In addition to his role as a member of the CCBC Foundation Board of Directors, Johnson serves on the boards of the Financial Managers Society, Credit Union National Association, St. Elizabeth School Foundation, MSU Graves School Program Advisory Board and many more.

He also dedicates his time to helping others at Our Daily Bread, Junior Achievement, Sandtown Habitat for Humanity and Grace Hope and Mission.

“Adrian is a natural leader and mentor and has always been an advocate for others,” adds Godwin. “He has a dedication to educating young people, especially on financial literacy.”
Johnson credits education for his professional success, and feels education is how he can give back to the community.

“Every person should understand how to handle their personal finances,” he explains. “Teaching financial literacy gives everyone the tools needed to gain wealth and financial freedom. It's not what you make, but what you do with what you make, that's important even with life's challenges.”