Michelle Dean, senior vice president of lending at the $4.7 billion Bethpage Federal Credit Union, has been named as one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business” by the Long Island Business News.
The list was chosen from among more than 600 of the Long Island’s business, government and non-profit leaders, the Bethpage, N.Y., credit union said.
Dean oversees the credit unions lending operations, secondary markets and CUSOs and heads up the Bethpage Investment Strategies division that manages a $400 million portfolio for more than 4,000 clients, the credit union said.
She also serves as an advisory board member for Fannie Mae, INVEST Financial Corp., the Financial Services Committee for NACUSO, Land Bound Services, CU Settlements and Bethpage Risk Management Services. She also is a board member for Long Island Housing Partnerships and Island Harvest.
“I am honored to have been … included with such an esteemed group of women,” Dean said. “My position at Bethpage, and in the Long Island community, has presented me with many great opportunities, and at Bethpage, where even with a tough economic climate, we have continued to lend, despite the challenges taking place in the banking arena.”