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Ridgewood Saving Bank announces new executive offi cer
BY BILL PARRY
Ridgewood Savings Bank announced the addition of Robert S. Volino as
executive vice president and chief administrative offi cer of the bank.
Prior to joining the bank, Volino was senior executive vice president
and chief operating officer of Dime Community Bancshares Inc. and its
wholly owned subsidiary Dime Community Bank, a position he held from
January 2017 through June 2020.
Volino’s career at Dime spanned nearly 21 years, in which he served in
numerous roles including treasurer and chief investment officer. As Ridgewood
Savings Bank’s CAO, he will oversee the marketing, data analytics,
information technology, bank secrecy act, security, compliance and risk
management functions as well as various strategic initiatives at the bank.
“I am excited to be joining the Ridgewood Savings Bank team as we work
together to further the bank’s traditions of safety and soundness and community
service,” Volino said. “I look forward to being a part of the bank’s
next 100 years.”
Leonard Stekol, Ridgewood Savings Bank president, CEO and chairman
of the board, hailed the addition of Volino.
“We are extremely excited to have Robert Volino joining our executive
ranks,” Stekol said. “His breadth of experience and familiarity with our
markets and business model will permit Rob to be significantly impactful
in assisting our primary strategic objective to keep the bank highly competitive
and relevant in a rapidly changing marketplace.”
The bank, which is currently celebrating its centennial, also announced
the retirement of Geraldine Brennan, who served as the bank’s senior vice
president and chief risk officer.
“On behalf of the board of trustees, I want to congratulate Gerry on a very
successful career in banking, and thank her for her dedicated service to
the bank,” Stekol said. “Gerry played an integral role in the development of
the bank’s enterprise risk management process, which continues to assist
our management team and the board in assessing and managing risk at the
highest level. We wish her many happy and healthy years in retirement.”
Brennan joined Ridgewood Savings Bank in 2002 and was named the
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bank’s chief risk officer in 2006.
“I want to take this opportunity to once again thank both my fellow officers
and dedicated staff for their continuous support they provided me during
my 19 years at the bank,” Brennan said. “I will always remain a member of
the Ridgewood Savings Bank family.”
Ridgewood Savings Bank was recently ranked No. 2 on the Forbes “Best-in-
State Banks” list for New York State and received the Banking Choice Award
for its New York City and Long Island service areas.
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