CCUA board taps Winne as interim CEO

MALBOROUGH, MA (November 30, 2018) — Boston Firefighters Credit Union President/CEO and Cooperative Credit Union Association (CCUA) Board Member Bernie Winne has agreed to add the day-to-day operations of the Association to his responsibilities and serve as its interim CEO.

Winne, a credit union veteran of more than 35 years, was appointed to the Association’s top spot by CCUA’s board at a recent executive meeting.

In addition to serving as CCUA’s Interim CEO, Winne will also continue his role at the helm of Boston Firefighters Credit Union (BFCU).

“Bernie’s leadership ensures the smooth continuity of all the programs and services that the Association delivers to its members each and every day,” said CCUA Board Chair Ellen Ford in making the announcement. “The board is grateful to Bernie for agreeing to devote his time and expertise to support the Association, its members and staff as interim CEO.”

“I’m both thrilled and honored to support the team at CCUA in their ongoing commitment to deliver both value and service to the Association’s many members,” said Winne. “I’m also grateful to the board of directors at BFCU and my management team for supporting me as I endeavor to give my best efforts to both organizations that I greatly value.”

He went on to note that while the search for a new CEO headed by Mark Sievewright moves swiftly ahead, members can rest assured that CCUA’s educational programs, advocacy efforts, community outreach on behalf of seniors, and planning for a new and upcoming trade show, CU Marketplace Experience, will maintain an unabated and consistent pace.

Winne assumes his role as CCUA Interim CEO effective immediately.

About Cooperative Credit Union Association

The Cooperative Credit Union Association (CCUA) is the leading regional trade organization, acting as the advocate for nearly 200 credit unions spanning Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. These member credit unions collectively manage assets exceeding $75 billion, serving a combined membership of over 4.8 million consumers. Visit for more information.


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