Melville, N.Y.-based FNBNY Bancorp Inc. has named John F. Stewart CEO and Stella M. Mendes president of First National Bank of New York.
Stewart (pictured top) returns to full-time banking after retiring in 2009 from a 25-year career with Citigroup, where he served as managing director of U.S. Branch Distribution, president of Citibank New York, president and CEO of Diners Club Canada and managing director of the Atlantic Division of CitiFinancial. He also served as chairman of the Consumer Bankers Association and treasurer of the New York Bankers Association, and he is a former captain in the U.S. Army.
Mendes (pictured bottom) was previously executive vice president and chief retail banking officer for Madison National Bank, which merged with First National Bank of New York. Prior to that, she was vice president and regional manager for New York Community Bank.