Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Bethpage Federal Credit Union
Linda Armyn is Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Bethpage Federal Credit Union, where she began her tenure in 2001. In her current role, she leads Corporate Communications, Public Relations, Crisis Planning, Business & Community Development and Government Relations. During Linda’s years at Bethpage, assets have grown from $1.1 billion to $10.6 billion. With Bethpage’s CEO and its leadership team, she has spearheaded strategic efforts to make Bethpage the premier community financial institution on Long Island, the largest credit union in New York State and 13th in the nation. She played an integral role in two mergers that led to Bethpage’s expanded charter in 2016.
With a focus on collaboration and innovation, Linda has developed some of Bethpage’s most popular community outreach initiatives and branding campaigns, including the noted Bethpage Cares program. This successful philanthropic effort invests more than $2 million annually to communities of modest means. Another Bethpage program developed under Linda’s leadership that has had tremendous impact is Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), which has seen Bethpage volunteers prepare over $24 million in returns for low income Long Islanders since 2003. In 2019, Linda and the Bethpage team collaborated with Suffolk County to bring a Bike Share program, known as Bethpage Ride, to Suffolk County for the first time. In 2020, Armyn introduced the Bethpage Difference Makers Program to foster youth volunteerism in the community.
Of the significant branding initiatives developed and managed by Linda, the most visible is the annual Bethpage Federal Credit Union Air Show at Jones Beach. By partnering with the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historical Preservation, Linda branded Bethpage as the Title sponsor of Long Island’s largest public event that is free to all who attend. The Air Show attracts nearly 400,000 attendees annually each Memorial Day weekend since 2004.
Linda is active professionally within her industry as a member of legislative and advisory committees for the Credit Union National Association, NY Credit Union Association and the National Association of Federal Credit Unions. Locally, she serves as a board member for YMCA LI, Cradle of Aviation, Mentor NY and Child Care Council of Suffolk. She is also a member of the Stony Brook University Presidents Council and the Regional Economic Development Council for Long Island.
Linda was honored for her work by the YMCA of LI, American Heart Association, Education and Assistance Corporation, City and State LI 50 most influential, LIBN: Business Hall of Fame, 40/40 &Top 50 Women Hall of Fame, Long Island Press: 2017 Business Entrepreneur winner and 2016-2020- Most Influential Long Islanders, Credit Union Times 2015 trailblazer award and was an Athena Leadership Award Finalist in 2020.
She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, and earned an MS in Corporate Communications through Northeastern University. She resides in Melville with her husband and is most proud of her two incredible sons.