Suffolk Federal's CFO Sarah McCandless Named One Of

Long Island Business News’ Top 50 Most Influential Women


Suffolk Federal’s Chief Financial Officer Sarah McCandless was recently honored by the Long Island Business News as one of its Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business. The awards program recognizes the Island’s top women professional leaders for their business acumen, mentoring and community involvement. 


McCandless was lauded for her outstanding business leadership, coupled with her commitment to mentoring and supporting women in the workplace. She was selected for this prestigious honor by a judging committee and presented with a unique crystal memento at a celebratory awards dinner attended by more than 600 of Long Island’s top business leaders in business, government and the not-for-profit industries.


“We couldn’t be more delighted to celebrate Sarah’s accomplishments as a talented and successful executive who gives back and serves as an advocate within the Long Island business community,” said William J. O’Brien, President & CEO of Suffolk Federal.  “Sarah McCandless is a true representation of the strength of today’s women in the workplace. She works diligently to provide the extensive support needed to benefit Suffolk Federal’s continued growth. In addition, she demonstrates a consistent positive attitude and exemplary day-to-day performance as a member of the credit union’s leadership,” he continued.


McCandless serves on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County and Treasurer of the Sag Harbor PTA. She is additionally a member of the AICPAs and the New York State Society of CPAs. She is a former volunteer of the Finance Committee at Most Holy Trinity Church, the Ernst & Young LLP Mentoring Program, the JPMorgan Corporate Challenge, the Association of Retarded Citizens and the Children’s Museum of the East End.


McCandless resides in Sag Harbor with her two daughters.




About Suffolk Federal

Suffolk Federal is a not-for-profit cooperative financial institution chartered in 1967 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), and is owned and operated by its members. The volunteer-directed credit union, with assets in excess of $1 billion and more than 55,000 members, offers membership to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Suffolk County NY. Suffolk Federal offers all members incredible benefits like free checking, free online banking, low interest rates on home and auto loans and much more. To learn more, visit, call 631.924.8000 or visit any Suffolk Federal branch today.


Photo: Suffolk Federal Chief Financial Officer Sarah McCandless with LIBN Publisher Scott Schoen