Bill Birnie assumed the position of President and Chief Executive Officer at Frontwave Credit Union (formerly Pacific Marine Credit Union) on August 31, 2015. Prior to this time, he served eight years as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Eagle Community Credit Union, three years as the Vice President Finance & Risk Management and seven years as the Internal Auditor at Pacific Marine Credit Union. In addition to his more than 20 years as a credit union professional, Bill served eight years on the Pacific Marine Credit Union Supervisory Committee and one year on its Board of Directors.
Bill is a 25 year veteran of the US Marine Corps, retiring in 1997 at the rank of Sergeant Major with combat service in Operations Desert Storm in Kuwait and United Shield in Somalia.
He holds an MBA in International Business and a BBA in Finance and Banking from National University. Bill is a Highest Honors graduate of Western CUNA Management School and recipient of the Charles M. Clark Memorial Award.
In addition to his role at Pacific Marine Credit Union, Bill Birnie serves on the Board of Directors of the Defense Credit Union Council, the Board of Directors of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors of the Camp Pendleton Historical Society, the Board of Directors of the Moonlight Cultural Foundation, the Advisory Board to Correlation, as a member of the San Diego Political Action Committee, and is a member of the faculty at Western CUNA Management School.