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The Westchester Bank Names Eric Wiggins as Chief Credit Officer

Published 01/21/2014

January 21, 2014. (Yonkers, NY). The Westchester Bank announced today the appointment of Eric Wiggins as Senior Vice President, Chief Credit Officer. Mr. Wiggins brings in-depth industry knowledge with over 25 years of banking experience in senior leadership positions. He will be responsible for the oversight, management and compliance of the Bank’s commercial loan portfolio. Mr. Wiggins will be based at the Bank’s headquarters in Yonkers, NY.

Prior to joining The Westchester Bank, Mr. Wiggins served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Greater Hudson Bank in Middletown, NY, was Senior Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager at Key Bank in Tarrytown, and steadily rose from an Assistant Treasurer, Commercial Loan Officer to Senior Vice President, Senior Commercial Loan Officer while serving at Union State Bank in Orangeburg, NY. He received his MBA in Financial Management from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in White Plains. Business affiliations include being a former Board Member of the New York Bankers Service Corporation, in addition to serving as a member of both the Real Estate Finance Association (Westchester/Fairfield) and Westchester County Association. Mr. Wiggins currently serves as Treasurer of the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation Board.

“There are several things that attracted me to The Westchester Bank,” Mr. Wiggins stated. “Their long range vision as a community bank is impressive, supported by a very strong client base, a focused growth strategy and a dedicated group of bankers that are already part of the team. And there’s a shared passion from a customer service perspective that permeates the entire organization. They truly care about each customer’s success and provide customized solutions to meet their financial needs,” concluded Wiggins.

John M. Tolomer, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Westchester Bank stated, “We’re thrilled to have Eric join our team. His senior level expertise and skill sets are a terrific match for us. We are well positioned to have another record breaking year in 2014 and know that Eric will play a leading role in making that happen,” Mr. Tolomer concluded.

The Westchester Bank is a New York State Chartered and full service FDIC insured commercial bank offering state-of-the-art technology with a comprehensive line of banking products to businesses and consumers including: business and personal checking, business lending, commercial mortgages, savings accounts, CD’s, money market accounts, Interest on Lawyer Accounts (IOLA), attorney escrow accounts and tenant security accounts. The Westchester Bank is headquartered in Yonkers at 2001 Central Park Avenue with additional branches in White Plains at 464 Mamaroneck Avenue and Thornwood at 994 Broadway.