Island Federal Credit Union in Hauppauge, N.Y., said itslongtime president and CEO, Robert J. Dethlefsen, is retiringeffective Nov. 30.


“The name Bob Dethlefsen will forever remain synonymous withIsland Federal Credit Union,” the 26,000-member New York CU said ina statement. “Every product, every service, every innovationintroduced over the past 34 years has been the result ofDethlefsen's leadership.”


Dethlefsen joined Island FCU in 1977 and has been its presidentsince 1980. During that time, it has grown from $17 million and asingle location to $778 million and six branches in Bellmore,Hauppauge, Sayville, Selden and Brooklyn.


Dethlefsen also has been a nine-year member of the NAFCU board,chairman of NAFCU Services Corp., a founding director for CardServices for Credit Unions and a founder of the advisory board forcore processor XP Systems, now a part of Fiserv Inc., Island FCUsaid.

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