Daily News: September 6, 2017

Northfield Bank Taps French as EVP/Chief Administrative Officer


Tara French will join Northfield Bank as executive vice president and chief administrative officer effective September 18, 2017. French’s oversight and responsibilities will include corporate governance, strategic planning and risk management.

She brings more than 30 years of banking and regulatory experience to Northfield. French began her career as a bank examiner with the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York and most recently was part of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) Midsize Bank Supervision unit. She also served as an assistant deputy comptroller in the OCC’s New York field office where she supervised a portfolio of national banks and federal savings associations in the New York metropolitan area.

“We are very pleased to welcome Tara to Northfield,” said Steven M. Klein, president and COO of Northfield Bank. “Tara’s deep knowledge and experience of banking operations, risk management and regulatory oversight will be invaluable as we move ahead with our strategic objectives.

Northfield Bank, founded in 1887, operates 38 full-service banking offices in Staten Island and Brooklyn, NY, and Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer, and Union Counties, NJ.