At the end of the year, Bill Martin will retire from his position as General Manager and transition to a new role as a volunteer member of the Credit Union’s Board of Directors.
Bill has led Pittsford FCU since 1980. However, he has been contributing to the Credit Union literally since its inception in 1968. In the Credit Union’s earliest days, Bill carried out a myriad of tasks as a “volunteer” of sorts, helping his father, Bill Martin Sr., who was the first leader of the Credit Union.
Bill’s leadership has created a vibrant, financially secure organization that includes over 20,000 members who derive real, measurable benefit from the services they receive from their Credit Union. Those services are delivered by a dedicated staff of nearly 50 professionals, working together in a culture that is uniquely “Bill’s.” This culture is defined by a focus on healthy work-life balance, an embrace of technology that helps people work smarter rather than longer, an open door policy for managers, a willingness to lend a hand in any situation, and an effort to make work something to be enjoyed. The Credit Union’s low employee turnover is a testament to this culture.
Pittsford FCU and Bill Martin are synonymous, and imagining a world where the two are not everyday partners is difficult. However, Bill has done a fantastic job preparing the organization and its management for this transition. Our next General Manager, Brian Scudder, has been with Pittsford FCU for over 23 years, and has had the good fortune to learn much from Bill during this time.
Please join us in congratulating Bill on his retirement and wishing him well in all of his future pursuits. If you need to find him, your best bet is to look on a tennis court. Thank you, Bill, for all you’ve done for Pittsford FCU, its employees, and members.