President and CEO of Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Kirk Kordeleski, has 30+ years experience working in all facets of the credit union industry.
Kirk Kordeleski entered the financial arena while still a student at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia as an intern at Bank/Fund Staff Federal Credit Union (World Bank/IMF).
In 1992, Kirk joined Bethpage Federal Credit Union (“Bethpage”) as Executive Vice President in charge of operations – a key member of the executive management team and second-in-command to the President and CEO of the credit union.
Kirk became the third CEO in Bethpage’s history on January 27, 2000. Since Kirk’s promotion to President and CEO, Bethpage has tripled in assets and is now a financial institution with $5.5 billion in assets and more than 220,000 members. For three years in a row, Bethpage has surpassed $1 billion in new loans. Three new branch locations were opened in early 2010 including a Roosevelt branch, marking the first time a major financial institution launched in this underserved community in over 20 years. Two branches were opened in 2011, one branch was opened in early 2012, with another two slated to open this year.
Bethpage was approved for the largest federal community charter in the U.S. in September 2003 and membership is now open to nearly all those who live, work, worship, go to school, or regularly conduct business in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Bethpage continues to diversify its membership base through the continual addition of corporate partners, totaling more than 350 companies across Long Island. These companies include CA, Pall, Arrow, Cablevision, and many others. Bethpage’s main focus is the consumer retail mid-market, serving the underserved communities and small business services. Bethpage also provides Investment Services, Property & Casualty Insurance, and Title Services to complement its core business.
In his field, Kirk is Chairman of the Board for Open Technology Solutions, LLC, and President of Bethpage Management Services, LLC. He also serves on numerous trade association committees and roundtables.
Kirk is active in the Long Island community. As Chair of the Board of Directors of the Long Island Association (LIA), he serves on the LIA’s Executive Committee. Kirk is also on the Board of Directors of the Long Island Arts Alliance, and he serves as Chairman of the Board of Project GRAD Long Island. He sits on the Council of Advisors for the Community Development Corporation of Long Island and the Council of Overseers for the Tilles Center. In addition, Kirk serves on Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano’s Business/Economic Development Group, and was a member of the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council’s Infrastructure Work Group.
He has been honored by institutions and organizations for his regional leadership, including YMCA of Long Island, Adelphi University, United Way, Education and Assistance Corp., The Mentoring Partnership of Long Island, and Promote Long Island, among others. In June 2011 he received the 2011 Long Island MacArthur Airport and the Long Island Press “Take Flight” Award, given to the person who best represents the future of business on Long Island and who is committed to helping the Long Island economy “Take Flight.” In addition to Bethpage consistently named the “Best of Long Island” among credit unions, Kirk has been named for four years running as one of Long Island Business News’ Top 100 Most Influential Long Islanders.