KINGSTON – Kathleen Pless joins Rondout Savings Bank as Senior Vice President and Director of Loans. Kathleen has worked in community and regional banking environments and is highly skilled in business development and client management. As a seasoned banking professional, she brings over 20 years of experience in commercial lending, construction lending, CRE, multi-family loans, credit analysis and risk management. Kathleen is passionate about branding the company and bringing technology to the forefront of community banking.
Kathleen was a member of the Valley Health System Hospital Auxiliary and Literacy Volunteers of America. She has served on the Bergen Volunteer Center Board of Directors and served on its Executive Committee, Real Estate Working Group, Marketing and Branding Committee, and Strategic Planning Committee.
In her new role, Kathleen will be responsible for growing the bank’s lending division and continuing Rondout’s long tradition of serving the community through volunteer efforts. “I am delighted that Kathleen has decided to join the Rondout team. Her lending expertise and passionate community management are invaluable assets to both Rondout Savings Bank and the communities we serve ”- Cheryl Bowers, President and CEO.
Kathleen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University. She is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the American Bankers Association and has completed the Certificate in Leadership Program from the Wharton School and Commercial Lending School at Southern Methodist University. She resides in Kingston.
About the Rondout savings bank:
Rondout Savings Bank is a true leader in community banking. For more than 30 years it has been awarded the Best of Bauer award for excellence with five stars. This honorable achievement is only won by 4.2% of the country’s banks. Rondout’s vision is to be the leading and most trusted provider of financial services to businesses and individuals in the markets they serve by delivering total satisfaction to their clients. For more information visit: RondoutBank.com