Hudson Valley Bank Names Area Managers

Feb 27, 2013, 15:00 ET from Hudson Valley Bank

YONKERS, N.Y., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stephen R. Brown, President & Chief Executive Officer of Hudson Valley Bank, has announced that several Branch Managers and a Cash Management specialist, have been promoted to Branch Area Manager positions. They are: Linda Carrington, Mount Kisco; Moira Kiernan, Central Avenue, White Plains; Rebecca Polanco, Cash Management; Patrick Smith, Mount Vernon; and Gregory Sousa, New City.

Linda Carrington, currently First Vice President and Mount Kisco Branch Manager, will be responsible for the Mt. Kisco, Peekskill, Pleasantville and Elmsford branches.  Linda has been with Hudson Valley Bank since 1990 where she started as the Assistant Manager for the Peekskill Branch. She was promoted to the Branch Manager in Mount Kisco in 1993.

Moira Kiernan, First Vice President and Central Avenue Branch Manager, will be responsible for overall management of the Central Avenue and Church Street Branches in White Plains. She joined Hudson Valley as Vice President and Branch Manager of the Central Avenue Branch in 2007.

Rebecca Polanco, Vice President, has been with Hudson Valley Bank since 2005. She started as a Vice President in Branch Administration, was named a Relationship Manager for the Bronx region in 2007 and has served as a Cash Management specialist since 2011. She will serve as Area Manager for the Bank's Bronx Branches, including Hutch Metro, Allerton, Tremont and the HUB, as well as the bank's East Harlem Branch.

Patrick Smith, First Vice President and Mount Vernon Branch Manager, joined Hudson Valley Bank in 2001 as the Manager for the New Rochelle Branch. He was promoted to Branch Manager of the Mount Vernon Branch in 2005 and will serve as the Area Manager for Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Eastchester and Port Chester branches.

Gregory Sousa joined Hudson Valley Bank in 2008 as a Vice President and Branch Manager for the New City Branch. He has been named Rockland Area Sales Manager responsible for the bank's New City and Suffern branches, as well as coordinating all sales activity in Rockland County.

The new Area Managers join Patricia Marlow, Senior Vice President and Area Manager for the Yonkers branches and Arlene DeBenedictis, First Vice President for Hudson Valley's Manhattan and Brooklyn locations.

All of our branches are now grouped into "areas" to provide additional support for our managers as we build our business and move the Bank forward, according to Mr. Brown.  "In light of the rapidly changing banking industry, Area Managers will help us effectively and efficiently manage our business, while maintaining our high level of customer service." All Area Managers report to Michael Gilfeather, Executive Vice President.

About Hudson Valley Bank
Hudson Valley Bank serves small and mid-sized businesses, professional services firms, not-for-profit organizations and select individuals in metropolitan New York.  Headquartered in Yonkers, N.Y., the company provides a full range of banking, trust and investment management services to niche commercial customers and their principals throughout Westchester and Rockland counties, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan.  Hudson Valley is the largest bank headquartered in Westchester County, with $2.9 billion in assets, $2.5 billion in deposits and 36 branches at December 31, 2012.  Hudson Valley Bank is a subsidiary of Hudson Valley Holding Corp. Its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HVB) and is a Russell 3000® Index component. More information is available at

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