Hudson Valley Bank Opens Branch at Hutch Metro Center in the Bronx

Sep 21, 2010, 17:10 ET from Hudson Valley Bank

YONKERS, N.Y., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- James J. Landy, President & CEO of Hudson Valley Bank, has announced that its new branch at the Hutch Metro Center in the Bronx is open for business.

Located in Tower 1 at 1250 Waters Place, the new Hudson Valley Bank branch is convenient from Westchester Avenue, Eastchester Road and the Hutchinson River Parkway in the Bronx. The branch will focus on serving the deposit, lending and investment needs of Hutch Metro tenants, as well as businesses and individuals in and around the Westchester Square, Pelham Bay and Morris Park areas. The branch will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and offer a 24-hour ATM on site.

Thomas Berta, who has more than 14 years of experience in banking, has joined the Bank as Vice President and Branch Manager for the Hutch Metro Center Branch. Prior to joining Hudson Valley, Mr. Berta was a Regional Sales Support Director with Citibank for the NY metro area. He also held several branch management positions at Citibank, most recently at its Mount Kisco Branch.  He is a resident of Yorktown, and holds a BS in Economics from George Mason University and an MBA in Financial Management from Pace University.

"Tom has the necessary knowledge and expertise to provide the exceptional personal service customers expect from Hudson Valley Bank," Mr. Landy said. "He will be working closely with Anthony Mormile, Senior Vice President, who heads up our business development efforts in the Bronx."

Mr. Mormile, who has been with Hudson Valley for the past eight years, has more than 25 years of banking experience and is very active in the Bronx community. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross-Bronx Chapter and the Bronx YMCA. He also serves on the Board of Governors of the Bronx-Manhattan North Board of Realtors and is the Treasurer of the New Bronx Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Landy said, "Under the leadership of Anthony and Tom, we look forward to meeting the banking needs of our friends and neighbors from our new Hutch Metro location."

Hudson Valley Bank currently has 37 branches throughout metropolitan New York and lower Connecticut, including four serving the Bronx; at 3130 East Tremont Avenue; 975 Allerton Avenue; 1042 Westchester Avenue; and 369 East 149th Street.

The Bank specializes in banking services for businesses and professional services firms, including attorneys and real estate developers, as well as not-for-profit organizations and individuals.

For additional information about the Hutch Metro Branch, please call Mr. Mormile at (914) 260-2997 or Mr. Berta at the branch at (347) 706-3315.

Hudson Valley Bank (HVB) is a Westchester-based bank with $2.9 billion in assets, serving the metropolitan area with 37 branches located in Westchester, Rockland, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn, NY, and Fairfield County and New Haven County,  CT. HVB specializes in providing a full range of financial services to businesses, professional services firms, not-for-profit organizations and individuals; and offers services specifically designed for attorneys, property managers, real estate developers and investors, municipalities and religious organizations.  HVB also provides investment management services through a subsidiary, A. R. Schmeidler & Co., Inc.  Hudson Valley Holding Corp. is the parent of Hudson Valley Bank and its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol "HUVL". Additional information on Hudson Valley Bank can be obtained on its web-site at

SOURCE Hudson Valley Bank