Luis Rivera Joins Sterling National Bank’s Attorney Services Group

MONTEBELLO, N.Y., July 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sterling National Bank (NYSE:STL) today announced that it has named Luis Rivera as Vice President and Associate Managing Director of its Attorney Services Group. Rivera will be based in Sterling’s White Plains office and report to Larry McElroen, the Attorney Services Group Team Leader.

Rivera was most recently the Executive Director of the Westchester County Bar Association, a professional association of lawyers and judges, where he oversaw financial reporting and membership services. Previously, Rivera had served as an independent legal consultant.

Sterling’s Attorney Services Group provides cash management and other banking services to more than 1,000 attorney relationships across the New York metropolitan area.

"We’re excited to welcome Luis to the team," said McElroen. "We have worked with Luis over the years in his former capacity as Executive Director of the Westchester County Bar. He knows and cares about our customer base and their business needs, and will help us continue to drive our business forward across the Attorney Services group."

David S. Bagatelle, President of the New York Metro Markets added, "Luis is a very valuable addition to our team. His legal acumen and years of experience in practicing law with a variety of firms in the NY Metropolitan area will be instrumental in supporting strong banking relationships with our clients."

Rivera received his Doctor of Law from The Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, and holds his bachelor’s from SUNY Albany.

About Sterling National Bank
Sterling Bancorp, of which the principal subsidiary is Sterling National Bank, specializes in the delivery of financial services and solutions for small to mid-size businesses and consumers within the communities we serve through a distinctive team-based delivery approach utilizing highly experienced, fully dedicated relationship managers. Sterling National Bank offers a complete line of commercial, business, and consumer banking products and services. For more information, visit

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