Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Boston Firefighters’ Winne Announces Retirement Date

DORCHESTER, Mass.–John (Bernie) Winne, president/CEO of Boston Firefighters Credit Union (BFCU), has announced plans to retire effective June 30, 2022.

John (Bernie) Winne

Winne has spent 40 years serving in the credit union industry, with the last 20 as president/CEO of the $394-million BFCU. During his tenure he has overseen asset growth from $75 million, according to the Cooperative CU Association, which first reported the retirement.

Prior to being named to lead Boston Firefighters, Winne served as EVP of Members Plus Credit Union (the former Boston Edison Credit Union).

During his career, Bernie has served as a board member and chairman of the Massachusetts Credit Union League and the Cooperative Credit Union Association, served on several CUNA committees and has participated as a member of the CFPB Credit Union Advisory Council, the CCUA reported.

A ‘Great Leader’

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

Added Ron McLean, president and CEO of the CCUA, “There are few individuals with as much passion for serving and advancing credit unions than Bernie. 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 said it has retained the services of Smith and Wilkinson to conduct the search for the new CEO.

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