YONKERS, N.Y., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- James J. Landy, President & CEO of Hudson Valley Bank, has announced that Martin G. Noble, a veteran area banker, has joined the Bank as First Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff - Business and Professional Banking. In this newly created position, Mr. Noble will be responsible for the day to day operations of the Division with a special focus on loan administration. Based on his many years of banking experience, including 12 years in Connecticut, Mr. Noble will also be instrumental in Hudson Valley's continued growth in Connecticut.
Over the past few years, Hudson Valley Bank has made a major commitment to Connecticut with six branches to date located in Greenwich, Stamford, Westport, Fairfield, Stratford and Milford.
Mr. Noble comes to Hudson Valley from Patriot National Bank in Stamford, CT., where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer responsible for all lending business development and credit activities. His banking experience includes administration for various types of commercial and real estate loans for middle market large corporate and multi-national companies, as well as risk management, regulatory compliance and business development at several area banks, including North Fork Bank, China Trust Bank, Barclays Bank of New York and Morgan Guaranty Trust Company.He holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Business Finance/Economics and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance/Accounting from Long Island University. A resident of Weston, CT., he is currently active in a number of business and civic associations, including the Housing Development Fund of Lower Fairfield County and the Norwalk Senior Center and formerly as a Director of Long Island Development Corp. and United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County. "With his special expertise and familiarity with our local markets, particularly in Connecticut banking, Marty will be a great addition to our team," said Mr. Landy. "He understands the lending environment, along with Hudson Valley's commitment to relationship style community banking." Hudson Valley Bank (HVB) is a Westchester-based bank with more than $2.8 billion in assets, serving the metropolitan area with 35 branches located in Westchester, Rockland, the Bronx, Manhattan 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 company of Hudson Valley Bank. Hudson Valley Holding Corp.'s common stock is traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol "HVB" and is included in the Russell 3000®. Additional information about Hudson Valley Bank can be obtained at www.hudsonvalleybank.com SOURCE Hudson Valley Bank