YONKERS, N.Y., Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hudson Valley Bank named James P. Blose, Esq., to serve as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, a newly created position, of the $3.0 billion-asset commercial bank.
Mr. Blose has more than 15 years of experience serving as outside counsel to Hudson Valley Bank. He will be responsible for the direction of the bank's legal operations, commercial lending documents and loan closings, as well as the corporate secretarial functions.
"Jim has been advising the Company on general legal matters, contracts and loan closings for many years. He is intimately familiar with our processes and our operations. Now is the right time to bring Jim in-house as we continue to strengthen the management team," said Mr. Brown.
Prior to joining Hudson Valley, Blose was a partner with the law firm of Griffin, Coogan, Blose, Sulzer & Horgan, P.C., located in Bronxville, New York, where he specialized in banking law, commercial lending and commercial real estate transactions. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Scranton and a law degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law. A Trumbull, Connecticut resident, Blose is a member of the New York, Connecticut and New Jersey bar associations, as well as a member of the New York State Banker's Association Lawyer's Advisory Committee. Active in the community, Blose serves as a Director of the Hudson Valley National Foundation and is a current member of the Town Council for the Town of Trumbull.Blose's appointment to serve as General Counsel of Hudson Valley Bank and its parent company, Hudson Valley Holding Corp. (NYSE: HVB) is effective immediately. 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 $3.0 billion in assets, $2.6 billion in deposits and 28 branches. 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 www.hudsonvalleybank.com SOURCE Hudson Valley Bank