Board of Directors
E & A Contracting
John Carola, Vice President
Retail Delivery and Marketing
Walden Savings Bank
Vice President, Commercial Banking
M&T Bank Jesse Frehling, Vice President
Focused Wealth Management
Lewis Siegel, Secretary
Chief Executive Officer
Crystal Run Village, Inc
As Area Retail Manager for the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, John oversees all branch operations in Orange County, made up of four branches and approximately 120 employees. With over 20 years of commercial banking experience, he has a background in all phases of the banking industry including consumer and business lending, investing, compliance and financial analysis. In addition to holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from SUNY New Paltz, he is a graduate of the Southeastern School of Banking and NAFCU’s Management Development Institute. John currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for Crystal Run Village Inc. and is the incoming President of the Crystal Run Village Foundation Board.
He is a graduate of Leadership Orange and currently participating in the fellowship program at Patterns for Progress. John is a member of the Junior Leadership Orange committee in addition to committees for Mount Saint Mary College and the American Cancer Society. John resides in Newburgh with his wife and three children and volunteers for numerous organizations throughout Orange County.
Sammis holds an MBA in Public Administration – University of Phoenix, a Bachelor of Science – Accounting, S.U.N.Y. New Paltz and an Associate of Science – Business Administration, U.C.C.C.1983