Bethpage Federal Credit Union appoints officials at Annual Meeting

BETHPAGE, NY (May 1, 2015) — Bethpage Federal Credit Union Chairman of the Board Don Balducci is pleased to announce officers elected by its members at the financial institution’s annual meeting held last week.

Lawrence Waldman, a partner at EisnerAmper, has been appointed Chairman of the Bethpage Federal Credit Union Supervisory Committee, after holding a member position on the committee since April, 2013.  As Chairman, Waldman will be charged with helping Bethpage meet the required National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) objectives and activities and head up recommending and monitoring policies and procedures to safeguard the credit union’s assets.  Lawrence will be replacing Vincent Scicchitano as Chairman.

Vincent Scicchitano, formerly with Emblem Health, has been named a member of the Bethpage Board of Directors, after holding a position as Chair of the Bethpage Supervisory Committee since April, 2013.  “Vincent’s contributions have helped set forth Bethpage’s mission, direction and growth, and we are pleased to welcome him to the Bethpage Board,” said Don Balducci, Chairman, Board of Directors, Bethpage.  Vincent will be replacing John Kornst.

John Kornst, who for 42 years, served on the Bethpage Board, has been named a Senior Associate Director of the Bethpage Board of Directors.  John is a retired Director of Special Projects Development at Grumman Corporation.

“Since 1973, John Komst served as a volunteer of Bethpage Federal Credit Union.  We are thrilled John will continue to represent our member owners, as Senior Associate Director.  Bethpage has grown a great deal since John began his service on the Bethpage Board in 1973 and John has been a big part of Bethpage’s success,” continued Balducci.

John held several roles within the Bethpage Board as Treasurer and Vice Chair, and as Chairman of the Board from 1996 to 1999. He served as the Chair of the Marketing committee during Bethpage’s recent rebranding efforts, the naming of Bethpage Ballpark and signing on as the Title Sponsor of the Bethpage Airshow – Bethpage’s signature community event.

“What makes Bethpage special is the collaborative environment created by the Board Volunteers and the Executive team that transcends through the entire organization to ensure we continue to enrich the lives of our members, employees and community,” asserted Balducci.  “Unlike banks, our Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers, dedicated to the credit union mission to serve its members.  I am proud to continue in this tradition and to uphold the Bethpage commitment to family and community.”

Bethpage Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative, existing solely to serve its members and has experienced rapid growth in recent years to become a strong alternative to banks.  Bethpage was approved for the largest federal community charter in the U.S. in 2003 and now is New York State’s largest credit union and Long Island’s primary community financial institution with 255,000 members, 33 full service branches and more than 60 shared branches throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. As a financial cooperative, Bethpage offers the best-in-market rates, low fees and world-class service, and a full menu of personal and commercial financial services.

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