Wayne N. Grossé
President & Chief Executive Office
Bethpage Federal Credit Union
Wayne N. Grossé was named President & Chief Executive Officer of Bethpage Federal Credit Union in 2015. Under Wayne’s leadership, Bethpage expanded its charter in 2003 to serve nearly all residents who live, work, or go to school on Long Island. In 2016, he led a market expansion initiative that enhanced Bethpage’s field of membership to any individual or business that opens a $5 share account, not limited by geography. Over the years, he managed most of the credit unions operations and strategy, which helped Bethpage grow into the 13th largest credit union in the nation and the largest in the Northeast Region with $10.6 billion in assets, today.
Wayne joined Bethpage Federal Credit Union in 1999 as Senior Vice President of Operations. The following year he was named Executive Vice President in charge of operations, overseeing the management of the Lending, Business Development, Operations, Marketing, Business Analysis, and Information Services departments, and in 2007, was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Prior to assuming his role at Bethpage, Wayne gained 18 years of credit union experience between his careers at Pan AM Federal Credit Union, now known as People’s Alliance Federal Credit Union, and Island FCU.
Within the credit union industry, Wayne plays an active role in numerous associations and was instrumental in spearheading two breakthrough shared service operations. He is a member of the COOP Board, the National Credit Union Advisory Council and CUNA Government Affairs Committee, where he serves with key credit union leaders as an advisor to the industry in Washington, DC.
Wayne has been honored as a Top CEO in US by Glass Door, Business Hall of Fame member by LIBN, and a Most Influential Long Island Leader by LI Press and City and State LI. In addition, Bethpage has been recognized as a Top Place to Work in the US by Glass Door, a Top Place to Work in NY by SHRM NY and Top Place to work in LI by Newsday.
Locally, Wayne is the current Chair of the Family Service League, on the Board of the Long Island Association and within our industry served on the CO-OP board. He was a board member for the NYCE ATM Network for four years and served on the Long Island Council of the New York State Credit Union League for more than 11 years. Additionally, Wayne has held local board positions on the SUNY Farmingdale Foundation and Huntington Chamber of Commerce.
Wayne is a graduate of Oswego State University of New York, with an undergraduate degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Business from Dowling College. He and his wife, Laura, live in Bayport, New York, and are the proud parents of three sons, two daughters in law and a beautiful granddaughter.