Kordeleski Resigns from Bethpage FCU
Bethpage Federal Credit Union announced Thursday that CEO Kirk Kordeleski has tendered his resignation due to health reasons.
During his tenure leading New York’s largest credit union, Kordeleski guided the $5.68 billion institution based in Long Island, through several tribulations, including a major data breach and Hurricane Sandy, and triumphs, such as record growth in 2012 and the recent naming of the new Bethpage Federal Credit Union Stadium.
Upon accepting Kordeleski’s resignation, Bethpage’s board of directors appointed COO Wayne Grosse as interim CEO.
“As always, our first responsibility is to the valued members of Bethpage Federal Credit Union,” the credit union said. “Therefore, we have immediately appointed our longtime Chief Operating Officer, Wayne Grosse, to the position of Interim Chief Executive Officer.”
Grosse has been a leader in the Long Island financial community for more than 30 years, the credit union said.
“He has been at Bethpage for 15 years and has served as Bethpage COO for the past seven,” the credit union said. “The appointment provides continuity of leadership and reinforces our commitment to the financial strength, integrity and reliability of Bethpage Federal Credit Union.”
In a prepared statement, Grosse said he looks forward to continuing his commitment to Bethpage in the new role and to serving the needs of more than 220,000 members.
“I am proud to have played an integral role in the growth of Bethpage Federal Credit Union as we became the largest credit union on Long Island,” he stated.
As a key member of the Bethpage executive management team, Grosse has overseen the growth of the credit union with responsibilities encompassing the management of all operations, including two remote shared service centers, according to Bethpage.
Grosse is chair-elect of the Family Service League and serves on the Farmingdale State College Foundation.