Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Senior Management

Donald E. Gibson
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Company
Donald E. Gibson was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank in June 2007. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Gibson served as Senior Vice President of the Company and the Bank since 2003 and has been employed by the Bank since 1987. Mr. Gibson obtained a Master of Business Administration from the College of Saint Rose. Mr. Gibson has over 25 years experience in the banking industry. As Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Gibson’s experience in leading the Company and the Bank and his responsibilities for the strategic direction and management of the Company’s day-to-day operations, bring broad industry and specific institutional knowledge and experience to the Board of Directors.
Michelle M. Plummer, CPA
EVP, COO and CFO and Director of Company
Michelle M. Plummer, CPA is a certified public accountant and a chartered global management accountant and was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and the Bank since 2007. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Plummer served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company and the Bank since May 1999 and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since January 2002. Prior to that time, Ms. Plummer held positions with KPMG LLP and with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Ms. Plummer obtained a Master of Science from Pace University and a Bachelor of Science from Marist College. Ms. Plummer is a member of the AICPA, NYSSCPA and Financial Managers Society. Ms. Plummer’s bank and accounting industry experience and responsibilities for the day-to-day operations and financial accounting and regulatory reporting functions for the Company and the Bank brings valuable business and leadership skills and financial acumen to the Board in furtherance of the Board’s objective of maintaining a membership of experienced and dedicated individuals with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, skills, and other qualities that are beneficial to the Company.
Stephen E. Nelson
Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer
Stephen E. Nelson was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of the Bank and the Company in July 2010. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Nelson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer since 2008 and has served in various capacities with the Bank since 1988. Mr. Nelson obtained a Master of Business Administration from the College of Saint Rose.

Board of Directors

Martin C. Smith
Chairman
Martin C. Smith is a retired consultant to Main Bros. Oil Co., Inc., and is the former owner of R.E. Smith Fuel Company, which was purchased by Main Bros. Oil Co., Inc., located in Albany, New York. He became Chairman of the Board in November 2005. Mr. Smith’s 23 years of experience as owner of his own energy services company and an additional 15 years as a consultant in the energy services industry bring valuable business and leadership skills and financial acumen to the Board in furtherance of the Board’s objective of maintaining a membership of experienced and dedicated individuals with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, skills, and other qualities that are beneficial to the Company.
Jay P. Cahalan
Jay P. Cahalan is President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Memorial Health and worked with the hospital for the past 20 years in several executive positions. Prior to working with Columbia Memorial Health, he worked for Windham Community Memorial Hospital in Willimantic, and was also President and part-owner of Hudson Health & Fitness in Hudson. Prior to his appointment to the Board of Directors in 2015, Mr. Cahalan served as a member of The Bank of Greene County’s Advisory Board of Directors since 2012. Mr. Cahalan has a Master of Science in Law from Champlain College in Vermont, and a Master of Arts from University of 6 Connecticut, and a Bachelor of Science from Southern Connecticut State University. In 2016, Mr. Cahalan retired from the Greene County Rural Health Network after serving 17 years, most recently as President. He continues to serve on the boards of the Iroquois Healthcare Alliance, United Iroquois Shared Services, and United Iroquois Select. Mr. Cahalan’s health care services experience provides valuable business and leadership skills and financial acumen to the Board in furtherance of the Board’s objective of maintaining a membership of experienced and dedicated individuals with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, skills, and other qualities that are beneficial to the Company.
Donald E. Gibson
Donald E. Gibson was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank in June 2007. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Gibson served as Senior Vice President of the Company and the Bank since 2003 and has been employed by the Bank since 1987. Mr. Gibson obtained a Master of Business Administration from the College of Saint Rose. Mr. Gibson has over 25 years experience in the banking industry. As Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Gibson’s experience in leading the Company and the Bank and his responsibilities for the strategic direction and management of the Company’s day-to-day operations, bring broad industry and specific institutional knowledge and experience to the Board of Directors.
Peter W. Hogan
Peter W. Hogan, CPA is a shareholder in the Hudson, New York based accounting firm of Karp, Ackerman, Skabowski & Hogan, CPAs, P.C. He has been with the firm for 23 years. Mr. Hogan is a certified public accountant. He became Chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee in December 2014. Mr. Hogan brings to the Board of Directors his valuable experience as a business consultant and his expertise in dealing with accounting principles and financial reporting rules and regulations. He was formerly a member of The Bank of Greene County’s Advisory Board. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Siena College.
Walter H. Ingalls
Walter H. Ingalls is the Chairman of the Board. Mr. Ingalls is retired. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Ingalls was the President of the GNH Lumber Co., a lumber company located in Norton Hill, New York.
David H. Jenkins
David H. Jenkins, DVM is a veterinarian and the former owner of Catskill Animal Hospital, Catskill, New York. Dr. Jenkins’ over 30 years of experience as owner and manager of a locally operated business bring valuable business and leadership skills and financial acumen to the Board in furtherance of the Board’s objective of maintaining a membership of experienced and dedicated individuals with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, skills, and other qualities that are beneficial to the Company.
Raphael Klein
Raphael Klein is retired. Prior to his retirement, he was the co-owner of Klein
Theaters, a movie theater chain in Hudson, New York.

Dennis R. O'Grady
Dennis R. O’Grady is a graduate of Union University, Albany College of Pharmacy. He owned and operated Mikhitarian Pharmacy for 31 years, until its sale to Price Chopper in 1999. He has been a Board member since 1981. Mr. O’Grady has also served as the President of Columbia Greene Community College Foundation, President of Catskill Rotary, President of Catskill Boys Club, and President of local chapters of the March of Dimes. He has served on several local not for profit organizations in the role of finance committee member. Mr. O’Grady’s over 30 years of experience as owner of his own pharmaceutical business bring valuable business and leadership skills and financial acumen to the Board in furtherance of the Board’s objective of maintaining a membership of experienced and dedicated individuals with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, skills, and other qualities that are beneficial to the Company.
Michelle M. Plummer, CPA
Michelle M. Plummer, CPA is a certified public accountant and a chartered global management accountant and was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and the Bank since 2007. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Plummer served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company and the Bank since May 1999 and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since January 2002. Prior to that time, Ms. Plummer held positions with KPMG LLP and with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Ms. Plummer obtained a Master of Science from Pace University and a Bachelor of Science from Marist College. Ms. Plummer is a member of the AICPA, NYSSCPA and Financial Managers Society. Ms. Plummer’s bank and accounting industry experience and responsibilities for the day-to-day operations and financial accounting and regulatory reporting functions for the Company and the Bank brings valuable business and leadership skills and financial acumen to the Board in furtherance of the Board’s objective of maintaining a membership of experienced and dedicated individuals with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, skills, and other qualities that are beneficial to the Company.
Charles H. Schaefer
Charles H. Schaefer is a partner of the law firm, Deily & Schaefer, Catskill, New York. Mr. Schaefer is a member of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Banking Law as well as a member of the New York State Bank Association’s Section on Business Law and its banking subcommittee. Since 1977 he has advised the Bank on various legal matters, becoming General Counsel in 1988 to the Bank’s predecessor, Greene County Savings Bank. As an experienced attorney, Mr. Schaefer brings to the Board a unique and valuable perspective on legal and legal related issues that may arise in the operations and management of the Company and the Bank.
Paul Slutzky
Paul Slutzky is a former co-owner of Hunter Mountain Ski Area and its affiliated companies. Mr. Slutzky is currently Vice President of I. & O. A. Slutzky, Inc., a general construction company. Mr. Slutzky’s over 30 years of experience as co-owner and 40 years as a manager of various family owned businesses brings valuable business and leadership skills and financial acumen to the Board in furtherance of the Board’s objective of maintaining a membership of experienced and dedicated individuals with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, skills, and other qualities that are beneficial to the Company.
J. Bruce Whittaker
J. Bruce Whittaker retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and of The Bank of Greene County in June 2007. Mr. Whittaker has been affiliated with the Bank in various capacities since 1972. Mr. Whittaker was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Bank in 1987. As the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank, Mr. Whittaker offers a wealth of management experience, business understanding, and knowledge of banking regulations and our market area, along with a deep understanding of the role of the Board of Directors. Mr. Whittaker’s prior experience gives him front-line exposure to many of the issues facing the Company as well as extensive valuable experience in overseeing, among other matters, the Company’s banking business.
Copyright © 1998,2017 The Bank of Greene County. All rights reserved.