BARDONIA, N.Y., June 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Greater Hudson Bank, ("the Bank") (OTCQX:GHDS) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of John J. Badi as Sales and Service Manager.  Mr. Badi joins Greater Hudson Bank with over 37 years of banking experience and has firsthand knowledge of branch management in the New York Metro Area.  As Sales and Service Manager, John will be responsible for providing leadership, direction, and operational oversight in accordance with the Bank's strategy, driving business development, developing existing business client relationships, and prospecting new business relationships.

“John has proven himself to be an extraordinary asset after nearly 40 years in the banking industry.  We are incredibly excited to have him join an impressive roster of bankers who provide personalized, detailed service to our valued clients,” said Ed Lutz, President and CEO.

Mr. Badi most recently served as Branch Manager for KeyBank in Nanuet, NY, where he was responsible for the management of the branch as well as the growth of personal and business deposits in addition to loans.  Prior to his tenure at KeyBank, John worked at Union State Bank, M&T Bank, and National Westminster Bank.  Mr. Badi holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Pace University in Pleasantville, N.Y. and a B.S. in Management & Industrial Relations from the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT.

“I am eager to join a local bank that truly values its customers and community.  I feel that my experience and skillset will prove to be beneficial for the Bank as it continues to grow and foster meaningful relationships with local businesses, non-profits, and municipalities,” said John.

Greater Hudson Bank, founded in 2002, is a premier N.Y. community bank which specializes in providing customized banking services, SBA loans, commercial mortgages, and business lines of credit to Hudson Valley-based businesses, non-profits, and municipal agencies.  The Bank is chartered by the New York State Department of Financial Services and its deposits are insured by the FDIC.  As evidence of the Bank’s financial strength, Greater Hudson Bank has been recognized with a superior rating by the country's leading independent bank rating and research firm, BauerFinancial, Inc.  Further information can be found on the Bank's website at or by calling 844-GREAT-11.

Joe Koza

Marketing Coordinator

(914) 610-3317