Ridgewood Savings Bank
’s Board of Trustees approved several senior officer promotions within the organization, including Connie Manolopoulos as vice president, Richard Spiegel as vice president and district manager, and Mirsada Tagani as vice president of Digital Channels.
Manolopoulos has been with the bank for more than 29 years, starting part-time in 1987 and has worked in the Mortgage Department for 25-plus years.
“Ridgewood Savings Bank is like my extended family,”. Manolopoulos said. “I am proud to say I work here and they appreciate my dedication.”
Spiegel has been with Ridgewood since 1982 and has been an AVP and district manager since July of 2014.
"I started with the bank as a full-time teller and worked my way up the ladder, holding the positions of customer service representative, customer service supervisor and assistant manager before being promoted to branch manager in April of 1997," said Spiegel.
Tagani has worked for Ridgewood for 24 years, starting as a part-time teller, while pursuing her BBA at Baruch College.
"After graduating from Baruch, I worked in mortgage for a year before accepting the management trainee position in audit, where I spent the next five years," Tagani said. "I returned to retail in 1997 as assistant manager of operations control.”
The Board also approved the promotion of Steven Toth to assistant vice president.
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to congratulate and extend my gratitude to all of the newly appointed officers,” said Leonard Stekol, president and chief operating officer of Ridgewood Savings Bank. “We are excited about what these promotions mean for the future of our organization. We will continue to make sure Ridgewood Savings Bank remains focused on the ideals that the Bank was founded on in 1921. I look forward to working with each of these highly-qualified individuals to ensure that this organization's best years are ahead of us."