Bill Birnie appointed President and CEO of Pacific Marine Credit Union

OCEANSIDE, CA (August 25, 2015) — The Board of Directors of Pacific Marine Credit Union (PMCU) announces the selection of Bill Birnie as the Credit Union’s new President and CEO.

“We are pleased Bill will be returning to Pacific Marine Credit Union”, said Richard B. Rothwell, Chairman of PMCU’s Board of Directors.  “His honorable military career coupled with 26 years of credit union leadership experience makes Bill the ideal individual to maintain Pacific Marine’s rich heritage and guide our Credit Union into the future.”

Bill is a 25-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps, retiring as a Sergeant Major in 1997.  His previous service to PMCU includes eight years as a volunteer on the Supervisory Committee and Board of Directors as well as his roles as the Internal Auditor and the Vice President Finance and Risk Management.

Before returning to PMCU, Bill served as the President and CEO at Eagle Community Credit Union in Orange County.  His involvement within the credit union community includes service on the Board of Directors of the California Credit Union League, Chairman of the CUES Council Board for Southern California and Nevada, Chairman of the CU4K Advisory Board to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Steering Committee of the Southern California Credit Union Alliance, and Faculty at Western CUNA Management School.

Bill holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from National University, earned Highest Honors distinction at Western CUNA Management School, is a recipient of the Charles M. Clark Memorial award, and has attended the Strozzi Institute’s School of Embodied Leadership.

“I am honored and grateful for this opportunity to return to PMCU as its President and CEO.  The credit union possesses tremendous financial strength and is blessed with an experienced, engaged and dedicated team of credit union professionals.  Pacific Marine Credit Union is extremely well positioned to build on its rich heritage of service to our Members and our communities!”


About Pacific Marine Credit Union

Pacific Marine Credit Union is a member-owned not-for-profit financial institution serving San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. Pacific Marine Credit Union provides a portfolio of financial products and services including checking and savings accounts, auto loans, mortgage loans, credit cards, home equity loans, and financial planning. Forged in 1952 as Camp Pendleton Federal Credit Union in Oceanside, California, PMCU has grown from 8 civil service employee members and $40 in assets to more than 87,000 members that manages more than $840 million in assets. To learn more, visit


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