MONTEBELLO, N.Y., Oct. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sterling National Bank (NYSE:STL) today announced that Lisa Congemi-Doutney has joined the bank as Vice President and Managing Director in its Melville, Long Island office. Congemi-Doutney will be reporting to Dan Liberty, Senior Vice President and Senior Managing Director and will be based in Sterling's Melville, Long Island office.
Lisa Congemi-Doutney, Vice President and Managing Director
Lisa Congemi-Doutney, Vice President and Managing Director

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Congemi-Doutney will be responsible for developing client relationships and supporting the bank's growth initiatives in the Long Island market. She was most recently Vice President at M&T Bank where she managed a portfolio of commercial banking relationships on Long Island. Prior to joining M&T Bank, Congemi-Doutney served as Assistant Vice President for Washington Mutual Bank, where she focused on commercial middle market lending relationships.

"We are thrilled to welcome someone with Lisa's track-record in commercial banking to our Long Island team," said Ed Blaskey, Executive Vice President and Long Island Market President at Sterling. "She brings to Sterling more than 27 years of experience serving middle market clients and a deep understanding of the unique needs of Long Island businesses."

About Sterling National Bank Sterling Bancorp, of which the principal subsidiary is Sterling National Bank, specializes in the delivery of financial services and solutions for small to mid-size businesses and consumers within the communities we serve through a distinctive team-based delivery approach utilizing highly experienced, fully dedicated relationship managers. Sterling National Bank offers a complete line of commercial, business, and consumer banking products and services. For more information, visit

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