Long Island is lucky to have Kirk Kordeleski as one its most visible and approachable business leaders. As the Bethpage Federal Credit Union’s CEO, this community-minded banker not only guides the financial interests of a multi-billion-dollar institution, he also oversees the enormous contribution of time and effort that the Island’s largest credit union gives unstintingly to the projects and programs that make a difference in so many of our lives. It’s no wonder his peers at the Long Island Association made him their new chairman—the first time someone from the credit union industry got the post. Kordeleski is dedicated to ensuring that small and large companies collaborate for the good of all in a region that all too often takes the Island’s economy for granted. Take the Bethpage Federal Credit Union (BFCU) Air Show at Jones Beach, which draws on the credit union’s start at Grumman, to draw attention to the amazing achievements in defense and aerospace that made the Island what it is today. And it’s Kordeleski’s voice listeners occasionally hear promoting WFUV-FM’s corporate underwriting campaign. The man is tuned in on so many levels it’s amazing.