Boston Firefighters Credit Union CEO Announces Retirement

Bernie WinneJohn (Bernie) Winne, President/CEO of Boston Firefighters Credit Union (BFCU), headquartered in Boston, MA has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2022.  Bernie has spent 40 years serving in the credit union industry, with the last 20 as President/CEO of BFCU.  During his tenure as CEO/President, BFCU grew from $75 million in assets to its current $400 million asset size.

Prior to being named President/CEO, Bernie served the credit union industry in a variety of roles including EVP at Members Plus Credit Union (Boston Edison Credit Union). During his career, Bernie has served as a board member and Chairman of the Board of the Massachusetts Credit Union League and the Cooperative Credit Union Association.  Bernie has also served on several CUNA Committees and has participated as a member of the CFPB Credit Union Advisory Council.

“Bernie has been a great leader not only at BFCU, but in the credit union industry during his entire tenure as CEO. He has been a tremendous asset to BFCU during his 20 years and we are thankful for everything he has done” said Dan Magoon, Chairman of BFCU.

"There are few individuals with as much passion for serving and advancing credit unions than Bernie," said Ron McLean, President/CEO of the Cooperative Credit Union Association. "His leadership has extended to all levels of the credit union system, and we are especially grateful for him being a long time board member and Chair of the Massachusetts Credit Union League and CCUA. Congratulations Bernie and thank you for your impactful leadership to credit unions locally, regionally and across the country."

BFCU has retained the services of Smith and Wilkinson to conduct the search for the new CEO.  The process is currently underway and the Board of Directors expects to have a new CEO in place in late May.