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John M. Tolomer, President, Chief Executive Officer

John M. Tolomer

John M. Tolomer is the President & CEO of The Westchester Bank and The Westchester Bank Holding Corporation. Mr. Tolomer joined The Westchester Bank in November of 2008 when assets totaled $23 million and has steered the growth of the Bank to reach assets of over $900 million by the end of 2018.  Mr. Tolomer presently serves on the Board of the New York Bankers Association, is a member of the New York State Department of Financial Services Advisory Board and is one of only 15 bankers selected nationally to serve on the prestigious FDIC Community Banking Advisory Board.

Mr. Tolomer has worked in the Commercial Banking field since 1977. He worked for Citibank and The Bank of New York for more than 25 years and served in various senior management positions in both Commercial and Retail Banking. In 2003, Mr. Tolomer joined Commerce Bank to spearhead its de Novo expansion into the Westchester market where he was responsible for rapidly building a strong franchise for the bank. In 2005, he was named President of Commerce/Florida and was responsible for establishing the Florida market.

A lifelong proponent of community involvement and native of Westchester, Mr. Tolomer has served on the Board of Directors for the Hudson River Museum, the Westchester County Association, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and United Way. Mr. Tolomer was also formerly the Co-Chair of the March of Dimes March for Babies Westchester Walk and most recently chaired the highly successful ‘Light the Night’ corporate campaign raising funds and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. He also served in an advisory capacity to Food-Patch and Leake and Watts.  Mr. Tolomer’s extensive banking experience and firsthand knowledge of the Westchester market is an invaluable asset to The Westchester Bank. Mr. Tolomer resides in Chappaqua, NY, with his wife and two daughters.

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Organized Banking for California Closets
From Left to Right: Bob Westenberg, John Tolomer

“I want a bank that really understands my business and responds quickly to my needs. That’s why my bank is The Westchester Bank. They offer everything the big banks have but with a personal touch.”

Bob Westenberg, Owner, California Closets
John Tolomer, President & CEO, The Westchester Bank

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The Westchester Bank Receives Top 10 Honors as a "2018 Best Companies to Work for in New York State"

Published 06/05/2018

The Westchester Bank has recently been honored as a 2018 Best Companies to Work for in New York State. This is the second consecutive year the Bank has been so recognized. It is also their first time as a “Top 10” Best Company in the small-sized employer category (ranking #9).

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