MIDDLETOWN - Orange County Trust Company, one of the oldest community banks in the Hudson Valley, named banking veteran Michael Gilfeather as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Gilfeather will also serve in the same positions with the bank’s holding company.
Prior to joining Orange County Trust, he was the Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President of Hudson Valley Bank where he was directly responsible for the branch network, training & development, human resources and the bank’s trust department. He was part of the team responsible for Hudson Valley Bank’s growth and transformation into a $2.6 billion, 28 branch banking operation. Prior to joining Hudson Valley Bank in 2005, Gilfeather was with The Bank of New York for 20 years, where he was the Senior Manager for all retail banking in the borough of Manhattan.
"Since our inception, Orange County Trust has been committed to growing and expanding our organization as the premier community bank focused on customer service in the Hudson Valley," said Louis Heimbach, Chairman of Orange County Trust. "Michael’s background and leadership capabilities made him uniquely qualified for this position. We are very pleased to have him join the team."