HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK – Island Federal Credit Union (Island Federal) announces the appointment of several new executives to their leadership team.
“For more than 66 years, Long Islanders have turned to Island Federal as an affordable alternative to banks. Now, as Island Federal has grown to a $1.6 billion financial institution with nearly 50,000 Members, we have expanded and realigned our leadership team to best position ourselves for the future. We welcome Keith Miller, Lisa Mingoia, Rich Klefsky and Chris Murray in their key roles. Aside from being accomplished professionals, all four understand the service philosophy that is the core of what we do here at Island,” said Bret W. Sears, Island Federal President/CEO.
Keith Miller has been named Senior Vice President/Chief Lending Officer at Island Federal, reporting to President/CEO Bret W. Sears, as a member of the Island Executive Team. In that role, he is responsible for the determining the strategic direction of the lending area, directing the management and development of Island Federal’s loan programs, and overseeing the Commercial and Retail Lending teams.
Miller, who holds a BA from SUNY Oneonta and an MBA from Stony Brook University, has significant executive experience managing business and retail lending portfolios. Miller and his family reside in Suffolk County.
Also joining the Island Federal Executive Team is Lisa Mingoia, Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, reporting to President/CEO Bret W. Sears. In her role, Mingoia oversees Accounting, Finance and Human Resources departments. Mingoia, who has more than 30 years of financial management and accounting experience at New York area banks and credit unions, holds a BA in Accounting from Dowling College. She is also a Certified Public Accountant. Mingola and her family reside in Suffolk County.
Richard Klefsky has been named Vice President, Member Experience at Island Federal. In this role, Klefsky oversees a number of departments at Island Federal, including Branch Operations, Member Operations, the Contact Center, Compliance, Sales Training, and Training. In his new role, Klefsky has championed the introduction of new digital onboarding and other innovative programs at the credit union. Klefsky, joined Island Federal with more than 20 years of management experience. He holds a BS from SUNY Oneonta. Klefsky and his family reside in Suffolk County.
Christopher J. Murray
Christopher Murray has been named to the newly created position of Vice President of Marketing. In that role, Murray oversees Island Federal’s marketing, communications, promotion, and website. He joins Island Federal from Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment, where he managed athletic partnerships with several educational institutions, including Stony Brook University. Murray, a resident of Suffolk County, holds a MA and BS from Stony Brook University.