Bethpage Federal Credit Union, New York State’s largest credit union, has named Lynda Nicolino corporate general counsel. A new position for the credit union, Nicolino will focus much of her time on handling the growing government regulation issues in the banking and credit union arenas, working closely with Bethpage and government regulators.
Prior to her appointment at Bethpage, Nicolino was general counsel and secretary of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) where she worked for 15 years. During her tenure there, she was involved in forming and negotiating numerous energy initiatives and agreements, including securing new and replacement generation and transmission, energy efficiency and renewable projects for Long Island.
“Lynda is a seasoned attorney with a keen ability to effectively navigate highly complex regulatory issues – something that will surely benefit Bethpage as we continue to grow,” said Kirk Kordeleski, president and CEO, in a statement. “Her vast experience also includes a proficiency in corporate legal issues which will be of great strategic benefit to Bethpage.”
Prior to joining LIPA, she supervised and managed the Suffolk Regional Office for the NYS Attorney General for nearly four years as Assistant Attorney General in Charge. Prior to her work with the Attorney General’s Office she worked for both a private law firm and as an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County.