Suffolk Federal Credit Union Announces New Board Member

Tanya Palmore, Executive Director of North Fork Housing Alliance

Medford, NY, September 15, 2021: Suffolk Federal Credit Union has announced new and reelected members of its Board of Directors.

Tanya Palmore, Executive Director of North Fork Housing Alliance, Inc., joins the Suffolk Federal Board of Directors as a new member. Ms. Palmore has worked for North Fork Housing Alliance, which serves low- and moderate-income residents in cooperation with community development offices and financial institutions to develop housing units in North Fork, for 21 years. With an established background in accounting, she is responsible for capital program strategies, business plans and housing network recommendations.

“Tanya’s commitment to our Long Island community is demonstrated through her leadership at an organization that ensures equitable, safe and affordable housing opportunities,” said Michele Dean, CEO & President, Suffolk Federal. “We have great respect for Tanya’s notable accomplishments and are certain that she will help us continue to make valuable contributions to communities throughout Suffolk and Nassau counties.”

Publisher and local real estate developer Frank C. Trotta was reelected Vice Chairman of the Suffolk Federal Credit Union Board of Directors. Mr. Trotta is Publisher and Owner of Fire News, which serves Fire, Rescue and EMS departments since 1973 on Long Island as well as 12 states. He also is the Publisher of Suffolk Lawyer and the Legal Brief Magazine for the Suffolk County Bar Association. Mr. Trotta is a Principal in a family-owned real estate company and has served as an elected official of the Village of Bellport for 31 years, including 27 years as its longest-serving Mayor. Additionally, he serves on the Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency Board, as Chaplain of the Bellport Fire Department and as Chaplain for the Fire Chiefs Council of Suffolk County.

“Frank contributes so much to the Long Island community and beyond, through his publications, his real estate enterprise and his political leadership,” commented Michele Dean. “With an astute understanding of communications, business and government sectors, he offers a remarkable range of expertise to our Board.”

Phil F.T. Bauccio also was reelected Secretary to the Suffolk Federal Board of Directors. Mr. Bauccio is the former Executive Director of the Suffolk County Risk Management & Benefits Division as well as the Founder of Phil Bauccio Consultants & Associates, which provides consulting services in risk management and government administration. He taught business at Dowling College for 40 years and also had an illustrious military career, serving in the U.S. Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserves from 1970-1994, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.

“Phil has admirably served our country and community—in the armed services, in higher education and in business,” said Ms. Dean. “We are truly proud to have an American hero who embodies civic duty on our Board.”

The new and reelected Board members were confirmed at Suffolk Federal Credit Union’s annual meeting, which was held virtually this year.

About Suffolk Federal Credit Union
Suffolk Federal Credit Union is a local not-for-profit cooperative financial institution owned and operated by its members. It was chartered in 1967 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). The volunteer-directed credit union has assets in excess of $1.5 billion, 10 branches and over 63,000 members, including partnerships with Suffolk County employees and unions. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school or regularly conducts business in Nassau and Suffolk counties as well as immediate family members of current membership. Suffolk Federal Credit Union was named the #1 credit union on Long Island and the #2 credit union in New York State in a recent report from Forbes. To learn more, visit or call 631-924-8000.

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