Donald E. Gibson, President & CEO, announced today that the Board of Directors of Greene County Bancorp, Inc., has appointed Jay Cahalan to serve as Chairman of the Board and Tejraj Hada as a Board Director.
Mr. Cahalan will be succeeding Paul Slutzky, in a planned retirement transition after Mr. Slutzky announced his plans to retire last year. Mr. Slutzky had served on the Board of Directors since 1992, and was named Chairman in 2020.
Mr. Cahalan joined the Bank’s Advisory Board in 2013, and Board of Directors in 2015. Mr. Cahalan is the President & CEO of Columbia-Memorial Health, and has held several executive positions there over the last 20 years. Mr. Cahalan brings formidable business and leadership skills, financial acumen, and many other qualities to the Board of Greene County Bancorp, Inc, and has served as Chairman of the Compensation Committee for several years.
Donald Gibson, President & CEO stated “I want to thank Paul for his many years of dedicated service, as both a Board Director and Chairman of the Board. Paul is extremely dedicated to our community, and I offer him congratulations on his well earned retirement. Thanks to his dedication, and the dedication of our entire Board, the Bank is well positioned for the future, and we look forward to Jay leading the Board of Directors. Jay brings a lot of practical experience and keen leadership, and I look forward to working closely with him.”
Jay Cahalan said “I am thrilled to have this opportunity, and to serve my community in an increased capacity. As one of the last locally owned and operated community banks, we embrace the common goal of reinvigorating and supporting the economies of our local communities. I am honored by the confidence the Board of Directors has shown in me.”
Donald Gibson further stated “I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome Tejraj Hada (TJ) to the Bank’s Board of Directors. TJ has brought a unique perspective and great insight to our Advisory Board, and we look forward to his leadership and acumen as a Board Director.”
TJ Hada is the owner of RSVT Holding LLC, a franchisee of Five Guys Burgers and Fries. TJ has been in the restaurant industry for 17 years, and was previously an IT professional with over 10 years of experience. TJ is a Computer Science graduate from Rajasthan Technical University, India, with a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering from National Productivity Council, India.
Greene County Bancorp, Inc. is the parent company of Bank of Greene County, a locally owned and operated community bank headquartered in Catskill, New York.
Pictured left to right are Bank President Don Gibson, Chairman of the Board Jay Cahalan, new Board Director TJ Hada, and former Chairman of the Board and Director Emeritus Paul Slutzky.