Bill Cheney is the president and CEO of SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, the largest credit union in California and the fifth largest in the nation, with almost 1.2 million Members and $26 billion in assets.
Bill has worked in the credit union movement for more than 34 years. He joined SchoolsFirst FCU in 2014 as CEO after working in credit unions in Texas and California as well as serving as the CEO of credit union trade associations at the state and national level. He is a recognized leader in the cooperative movement and serves on the boards of the Consumer Federation of America, Worldwide Credit Union Foundation, the Filene Research Institute and the Western CUNA Management School Board of Trustees. In addition to his work with cooperatives, Bill serves on the Board of Trustees of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation Board of Governors and the UCI Chief Executive Roundtable.
Bill is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, completed the CUES Directors’ Leadership Institute at the London Business School and the Advanced Leadership Institute at Harvard Business School.
Bill and his wife, Crissy, live in Orange County, California. They have two adult children and three young grandchildren.