Rondout Savings Bank Welcomes Kathleen Pless

KINGSTON – Kathleen Pless joins Rondout Savings Bank as Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer. Kathleen has worked in both community and regional bank environments and is highly skilled at business development and client management. As a seasoned banking professional, she brings more than 20 years of experience in the areas of Commercial Lending, Construction Lending, CRE, Multi- Family Lending, Credit Analysis and Risk Management. Kathleen is passionate about company branding and bringing technology to the forefront of community banking.

Kathleen has served as a member of the Valley Health System Hospital Auxiliary and Literacy Volunteers of America. She served as a Board member of the Bergen Volunteer Center and sat on its Executive Committee, Real Estate Task Force, Marketing and Branding Committee, and Strategic Planning Committee.

In her new role, Kathleen will be responsible for growth of the lending division of the bank and will continue Rondout’s longstanding tradition of serving the community through volunteer efforts. “I am thrilled that Kathleen has decided to join the Rondout Team. Her lending expertise and passionate community stewardship are valuable attributes to both Rondout Savings Bank and the communities we serve” – Cheryl Bowers, President & CEO.

Kathleen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University. She is a graduate of the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking and has completed the Leadership Certificate Program at The Wharton School and Commercial Lending School at Southern Methodist University. She resides in Kingston.

About Rondout Savings Bank:
Rondout Savings Bank is a true community bank leader. For over 30 years it has achieved the Best of Bauer Award of Excellence five star rating. This honorable accomplishment is earned by only 4.2% of the banks in the nation. Rondout’s vision is to be the leading and most trusted provider of business and retail financial services within the markets they serve by delivering total client satisfaction. For more information visit:

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