Committee member – Loan Committee – Chair; Asset/Liability
A noted Hudson Valley builder and bank investor. He served on the Board of directors of Union State Bank since 1982 and of its holding company, USB Holding Co., Inc., until their sale to Key Bancorp in 2007. He is currently the president and majority owner of Torsoe Bros. Construction Corp. based in Suffern, NY and the managing partner of Normandy Village Company, owner of a garden apartment complex in Nanuet, NY.
Committee member – Audit – Chair; Compensation – Chair; Loan
Mr. Lutz served on the board of Union State Bank and its holding company USB Holding Co., Inc., which was sold to Key Bancorp in 2007. He is president and CEO of Lutz Advisors, Inc., a bank consulting firm. Mr. Lutz has participated in the banking industry for nearly 40 years as a regulator, consultant, investment banker and director of two different banks. Mr. Lutz holds a BA from Hofstra University and an MBA from American University.
Committee member – Audit Committee; Loan Committee; Compensation Committee
Mr. Rifkin is an established Rockland County certified public accountant, businessman and real estate investor. He is managing partner of Rifkin & Company, CPA’s, LLP as well as president of Payserv Corporation, a payroll service provider, both located in Bardonia, New York. Mr. Rifkin is a graduate of Wittenberg University.
Committee member – Loan; Asset/Liability; Compensation
Founder and president of Just-A-Buck retail stores, Goshen, NY. Mr. Bakst oversees 46 company and franchised stores throughout the eastern United States with six stores located in Orange County, NY. Mr. Bakst was born in Queens, NY and has over 20 years experience in retail.
Committee member – Loan; Asset/Liability; Nominating/Governance
Owner and president of Pantel Electric Company, Middletown, NY since 1972. He presently resides in Port Jervis, NY.
Committee member – Asset/Liability – Chair; Loan;
President and CEO of Greater Hudson Bank since August 2008. Mr. Wiggins brings to the Bank over 23 years of banking experience, all in the Hudson Valley region. Prior to this appointment, he served as senior vice president of commercial lending at Union State Bank (USB). Mr. Wiggins worked for USB for over 15 years and following Key Bank’s acquisition of USB, continued as a senior vice president in Key’s Real Estate Capital Group until his appointment at Greater Hudson Bank. Prior to his employment at USB, Mr. Wiggins worked for Marine Midland Bank (currently HSBC). Mr. Wiggins is a graduate of Pace University with both a BBA and MBA in Finance.
Committee member – Loan; Board Corporate Secretary
Chief Operating Officer for Greater Hudson Bank since 2008. Ms. Allan brings over 20 years banking experience. Prior to her appointment at Greater Hudson Bank, Ms. Allan held the position of senior vice president, marketing and human resources officer for Union State Bank, where she worked for over 11 years and served on their executive management committee. She has also worked as a senior audit associate for the Federal Deposit Insurance Company (FDIC) and American Savings Bank. Ms. Allan earned a master’s degree in corporate communication from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Siena College in Loudonville, NY.