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Orange Bank & Trust Hires Rooney as SVP, Co-Chief Credit Officer

August 12, 2022, 07:20 AM
Related: Personnel Moves

Orange County Bancorp, Inc., parent company of Orange Bank & Trust Co. (the Bank), announced Stephen Rooney has joined the Bank as Senior Vice President and Co-Chief Credit Officer.

"Strong and sustained growth in our loan portfolio, particularly through our lower Hudson Valley and Bronx markets, has confirmed the need for additional senior credit personnel to support our lending group," said Michael Gilfeather, Company President and CEO. "Stephen's extensive background and experience in credit analysis will help the Bank execute its strategy of working with regional businesses to accommodate their credit needs. We are delighted to have him onboard."

In his new role, Rooney will be responsible for supporting all lending south of Orange County, as well as oversight and management of credit-related issues impacting the Bank's loan portfolio. He will also assist staff and management with the evaluation of new and existing opportunities and ensure all loans are in compliance with the Bank's credit policy, culture and growth strategy.

Prior to joining Orange Bank & Trust, Rooney was SVP, Chief Credit Officer for Unity Bank in Clinton, NJ for the past eight years. Rooney also held senior management positions with several financial service companies including Director of Structured Finance at Standard & Poor's. Steve received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Providence College and his graduate degree from New York University - Stern School of Business.

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