Isaac Johnson, President & CEO, TDECU

Isaac Johnson,
President & CEO, TDECU

Isaac Johnson serves as the President and CEO of Texas Dow Employees Credit Union (TDECU), the largest Houston-area credit union and the fourth largest credit union in the state of Texas with $4.7 billion in assets and 366,000 members.

Johnson is the first Black president to serve in this capacity at TDECU.

Johnson stepped into the role as Interim CEO in April 2021 and was named President and CEO in June 2021. His tenured history with TDECU includes his most recent position as SVP, Chief Administrative, Legal and Diversity Officer for the more than $4B organization.

Leadership of TDECU was one for which Johnson was well prepared; in addition to a demonstrated history of banking leadership at TDECU, he also served in organizations including USAA, Wells Fargo, and Trustmark National Bank.

Johnson attributes a large part of his success as a leader to his extensive military background. In fact, Johnson has proudly served in the military for 36 years and, in 2022, was promoted and granted the title of a two-star Major General in the United States Army. Before this position, he served as a Brigadier General for the U.S. Army Reserve.

Says Johnson of his military and career accomplishments, “It wasn’t by accident, you know. I have had a lot of mentors. I’m standing on the shoulders of many that come before me. And they’ve invested in me as a person to have the tough jobs, have the tough assignments and go on multiple deployments worldwide and to be prepared to take on additional responsibility.”

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi, Johnson received his BBA from Mississippi State University and his MBA from Jackson State University. He went on to earn his JD from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, and completed additional programs through institutions including Cornell University and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Master of Strategic Studies at U.S. Army War College. Johnson and his family attend Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston.

Texas Black Expo is pleased to honor Johnson and TDECU with a Corporate Titan award at the 2023 Corporate Awards Luncheon, which will be held during the Texas Black Expo’s 20th anniversary Summer Celebration.