Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Co.
Marilyn R. Hensel has been appointed to assistant vice president and trust officer in the trust department. She joined the bank with extensive trust and tax experience. She is a certified trust and financial advisor through the Institute of Certified Bankers, and a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a business minor.
Hudson Valley Bank
Martin G. Noble, a veteran area banker, has joined the bank as first senior vice president of business and professional banking. In this newly-created position, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the division with a special focus on loan administration. He comes to Hudson Valley from Patriot National Bank in Stamford, Conn.
Provident Bank announced appointments in key leadership positions. Jim Peoples has been named executive vice president of Provident Bank and market president for the central market that covers Rockland, Westchester and Bergen counties. Peoples was most recently chairman, president and CEO of United Western Bank in Denver, Colo.
Rick Jones has been named market president for the north market that covers Orange, Sullivan, Ulster, Putnam, and Dutchess counties. He joined Provident Bank in 2004 as executive vice president and previously served as head of business services. Jones joined Provident Bank after retiring from JP Morgan Chase where he served as senior vice president of client management and personal financial services for JP Morgan Chase’s Personal Financial Wealth Services Group since 2002.
Rodney Whitwell has been named executive vice president and COO of Provident Bank. He joined the bank in August and served as senior vice president of strategy/corporate development. As COO, he will be responsible for driving strategy and consolidating operational functions under his leadership, including Provident’s direct banking channels, systems and technology, products and services, marketing, and bank operations.
Signature Bank has appointed a new private client banking team to its network. Three banking veterans have also joined existing teams. Craig Anzalone, group director and senior vice president, heads a new three-person team, which will be based at Signature Bank’s private client banking office in Garden City, Long Island. Before joining Signature Bank, he served as business banking manager at Wells Fargo in Melville, Long Island, where he managed the business banking teams serving Long Island clients.
Joining Anzalone’s team are Patricia Modena, associate group director and vice president and Karen Perry-Taylor, senior client associate. Modena most recently served as senior relationship manager at Wells Fargo in Melville, where she managed a portfolio of business clients. Perry-Taylor also hails from Wells Fargo in Melville where she was a business client associate, handling the day-to-day needs of clients of the Long Island business banking portfolio.
Recently, Signature Bank also expanded three existing private client banking teams with the appointment of William Pyszczymuka, Veronica Higbie and Anna Walsh, all to the post of associate group director and vice president. Pyszczymuka joins the team led by Michael Doti, Richard DeSousa and Thomas Murphy Jr., each of whom are group directors and senior vice Presidents in Jericho, Long Island. Most recently, he was a branch business manager at Capital One Bank in Hicksville, Long Island, where he catered to small business clients.
Higbie joins the team headed by Group Director and Senior Vice President Thomas Rogers in the Melville private client banking office. Prior, she was a business relationship manager at HSBC’s branch in Melville, where she managed commercial client relationships.
Walsh was named to the team led by Lawrence Blascovich and Louis Krawiecz in the newly-opened Signature Bank private client banking office at 2 Penn Plaza in Manhattan. Walsh was operations manager and vice president for the premier corporate and professional services division at HSBC in midtown Manhattan, where she had worked with Blascovich and Krawiecz.