Victory State Bank President/CEO Sworn In As Chairman-Elect Of Staten Island Chamber of Commerce
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (Jan. 26 2012) – Ralph Branca, president and CEO of Victory State Bank was among a group of individuals inducted earlier today into key positions of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce.
Branca, chairman-elect of the chamber’s board, was sworn in along with the other Staten Island Chamber of Commerce 2012 Officers and Board of Directors, and the organization’s Foundation Board of Directors by the Honorable Orlando Marrazzo Jr.
The ceremony took place this morning at the Vanderbilt at South Beach.
New members joining the Board of Directors in 2012 are: John Atkins, New York Container Terminal; Dean Balsamini, Small Business Development Center, representing the College of Staten Island; Annamarie Gentile, Angiuli & Gentile, LLP; Joan Risko, SI Bank & Trust, a division of Sovereign Bank; and Victor Vientos, National Grid.
Returning to the board are: Michael Assenza, Vice President, Stat-Land Security Services; Allen Bentson, Allen C. Bentson Agency; Josh Caplan, Time Warner Cable; Gail Castellano, Richmond County Savings Bank; Joseph Doolan, TD Bank; Timothy McGovern, United NY Sandy Hook Pilots; Natalie Medina-Risano, Verizon; Anthony Mulholland, Staten Island Advance; Frank Pentecost, Con Edison; Roger Prince, Port Authority of NY/NJ; Frank Scarangello, SCARAN; Ken Schneider, P.A.C. Plumbing, Heating & A/C; Joseph Tornello, Meals on Wheels of Staten Island; Mark Tranchina, The Vanderbilt at South Beach; and Ed Wiseman, Historic Richmond Town.
The officers for 2012 are:
- CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD -- Solomon Chemo, Managing Principal, The Richmond Group Wealth Advisors
- CHAIRMAN ELECT -- Ralph Branca, President & CEO, Victory State Bank;
- EXECUTIVE OFFICER – Glen Cutrona, A.I.A., President, Glen V. Cutrona Associates
- EXECUTIVE OFFICER – Annamarie Gentile, Supervising Partner, Angiuli & Gentile, LLP.
- GENERAL COUNSEL -- Bruce G. Behrins, Attorney, Behrins & Behrins, P.C.
Joining the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Foundation board are Dominick Brancato, New York Center for Interpersonal Development; and Donna Long, Grace Foundation.
Continuing on the Foundation Board are: CHAIRPERSON - Rosemarie Scampas, Inform Business Inc.; Glen Cutrona, A.I.A., President, Glen V. Cutrona Associates; Kenneth Doherty, Northfield Bank; William Dubovsky, Comtel Information Services; Annamarie Gentile, Supervising Partner, Angiuli & Gentile, LLP.; Joseph Sciame, St. John’s University; and John Vento, John C. Vento, CPA, P.C.
About Victory State Bank:
VSB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank. For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online http://www.victorystatebank.com .
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