Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Board of Directors

William M. Le Beau
Chairman
William Le Beau was first appointed to the board of directors of Seneca Savings in April 2013 and has served as Chairman of Seneca Savings since January 2017. Mr. Le Beau previously served in various roles at Seneca Savings, including Interim President and Chief Executive Officer from April 2013 to October 2013, Executive Vice President from October 2012 until April 2013 and Senior Vice President. Prior to joining Seneca Savings, Mr. Le Beau has over 30 years’ experience in various roles with New York community banks and financial institutions, including OnBank, M&T Bank, BSB Bank & Trust Company, and Partners Trust Financial Group. From 1971 to 1988, Mr. Le Beau was a bank examiner for the FDIC.

Mr. Le Beau’s leadership skills, extensive background in the financial services industry and his experience working for Seneca Savings brings extensive knowledge of the financial services industry in general and our organization and local markets to the board directors.
Joseph G. Vitale
Joseph G. Vitale
President, Chief Executive Officer
Joseph G. Vitale Joseph G. Vitale has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Seneca Savings since October 2013. Before joining Seneca Savings in 2013, Mr. Vitale served as Executive Vice President and in other various senior management and employee positions at Savannah Bank, NA from 1996 until July 2013. Mr. Vitale also served as a Credit Analyst at Cayuga Savings Bank from 1993 until 1996.

Mr. Vitale’s extensive knowledge of the banking industry and strong leadership skills provide the board of directors and Seneca Savings with invaluable insight and guidance into the business and regulatory requirements of today’s banking environment.
Vincent J. Fazio
Vincent J. Fazio
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Vincent J. Fazio Vincent J. Fazio has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Seneca Savings since August 2013 and has served as a member of the board of directors since May 2017. Prior to joining Seneca Savings, Mr. Fazio was a consultant with ProNexus, LLC, a consulting firm which specializes in working with banks, from May 2012 until June 2013. Mr. Fazio has over 30 years of financial and accounting experience with community banks. Prior to being employed with Seneca Savings, Mr. Fazio has served in various roles, including chief financial officer, with other companies including Patriot Federal Bank, Liberty Enterprise, Central National Bank and Albany Savings Bank. Mr. Fazio also serves as a member of the board of directors of the Baldwinsville Community Scholarship Fund.

Mr. Fazio’s extensive financial and accounting expertise provides the board of directors with experience when assessing our accounting practices and the financial implications of our strategic and corporate initiatives.
James Hickey
James Hickey is currently owner of Charles Signs, Inc., a family business located in Liverpool, New York, which has provided signs and custom graphic designs for businesses with signage needs since 1968. In this capacity, Mr. Hickey is responsible for day-to-day operations and management of Charles Signs, Inc.

Mr. Hickey’s strong business background provides the board of directors and Seneca Savings with invaluable insight to the needs of the local communities that Seneca Savings serves.
Kenneth Major
Mr. Major is Manager for Technology Risk Services at Crowe LLP where he manages a group that performs network security assessments for company's computer networks.
Francis R. Marlowe
Francis R. Marlowe is the the retired former Police Chief of the Town of Manlius, New York Police Department, and he has served in such role since 2001. Mr. Marlowe’s leadership skills and years of service as a law enforcement officer in our community provides valuable insight into the economic and business needs of our community, as well as insight into where we can best serve our community in other ways, including charitable donations.
Robert Savicki
Mr. Savicki is the Director of Financial Analysis and Reporting for Le Moyne College located in Syracuse, New York.