MONTEBELLO, N.Y., Nov. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sterling National Bank (NYSE:STL) today announced that Sean Umhafer has joined the bank as Senior Managing Director and Senior Vice President. Umhafer will be based in Sterling's Melville, Long Island office and report to Ed Blaskey, Executive Vice President and Long Island Market President. Umhafer will focus on client relationship management and business development activities.
Sean Umhafer
Senior Managing Director and Senior Vice President

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Umhafer was most recently Vice President at M&T Bank Corporation, where he led the Long Island Middle Market Lending Team, driving loan portfolio growth. Prior to M&T Bank, Umhafer served as Vice President at Washington Mutual Bank, where he managed the expansion of their middle market commercial loan portfolio.

"We are truly excited to welcome Sean to our growing Long Island team," said Blaskey. "Sean has strong business acumen, strategic insight, and deep experience in serving bank clients as a trusted advisor. We look forward to working closely with Sean as we build on our business in the Long Island market."

Umhafer received his Masters of Business Administration from Binghamton University, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Oneonta College.

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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