SOURCE: Greater Hudson Bank

Greater Hudson Bank

August 10, 2015 11:05 ET

Greater Hudson Bank Appoints Robert J. Tolomer as Senior Vice President/Chief Credit Officer

BARDONIA, NY--(Marketwired - August 10, 2015) - Edward T. Lutz, President & Chief Executive Officer of Greater Hudson Bank (OTCQX: GHDS), has announced that Robert J. Tolomer, a senior banking executive with more than 37 years of experience in commercial lending, credit, risk management and regulatory compliance, has been named Greater Hudson Bank's Senior Vice President/Chief Credit Officer.

"As we continue to make Greater Hudson Bank the bank of choice for Hudson Valley based businesses, municipalities and non-profits, we'll benefit from Bob's exceptional experience leading credit management, analytics and reporting functions," explained Edward T. Lutz, President & Chief Executive Officer of Greater Hudson Bank. "Throughout his distinguished career, Bob has developed a particular and uncommon expertise in credit and enterprise risk management, making him a valuable addition to our executive management team."

Prior to joining Greater Hudson Bank, Mr. Tolomer served as an Executive Vice President at New York Community Bancorp in various capacities all related to the oversite of credit and enterprise risk management. He was previously Director of Enterprise Risk at Atlantic Bank, Chief Credit and Compliance Officer and Chief Executive Officer at the National Bank of Greece in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Tolomer began his banking career in 1977 at Citibank where he held several positions of increasing responsibility before leaving the Bank in 1992.

According to Kenneth J. Torsoe, Chairman of the board of Greater Hudson Bank, "Bob is uniquely qualified to provide strategy, leadership and oversight to the Bank's credit department. His contribution to the talented management team we have in place will be instrumental as we continue to focus on growing and diversifying the loan portfolio while providing best-in-class service to our customers."

"It is an exciting time to be at Greater Hudson," said Mr. Tolomer. "I look forward to working with the company's executive staff and the rest of the team to extend our leadership as the Hudson Valley's community bank for business and expand on the longstanding growth trajectory the Bank has enjoyed." Mr. Tolomer graduated from Sienna College and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Management.

Greater Hudson Bank, founded in 2002, is headquartered in Bardonia, NY. The Bank, which specializes in providing customized banking services to Hudson Valley based businesses, non-profits and municipal agencies is chartered by the New York State Department of Financial Services and its deposits are insured by the FDIC. As evidence of the Banks' financial strength, Greater Hudson Bank has been recognized with a superior rating by the country's leading independent bank rating and research firm, BauerFinancial, Inc. Further information can be found on the Bank's website at or by calling 844-GREAT-11.

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