MONTEBELLO, N.Y., Nov. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sterling National Bank (NYSE:STL) today announced that C. Terry Adkins has joined the bank as VP and Managing Director of Commercial Services. Adkins will report directly to Adam Dejak, SVP of Sales at Sterling. Adkins will be responsible for new business development, client relationship management, and generating new business opportunities across Sterling's commercial finance businesses.  
C. Terry Adkins
VP and Managing Director

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Adkins was most recently Vice President at LSQ Funding and Summit Financial, where he managed bank partnerships, oversaw asset-backed financing products and was a top originator in the Virginia, Maryland and D.C. metro markets. A member of the Maryland Bankers Association, Adkins has held several positions in the banking industry over the course of his career.

"We are excited to add Terry's dynamic banking and extensive lending experience to our team," said Tom Geisel, Sterling's EVP and President for Specialty Finance & National Markets. "He has deep market knowledge of the Mid-Atlantic region, strong industry relationships and a successful track record in helping clients identify and implement the right solutions."

Adkins holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Baltimore.   

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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