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Leading Greek American Banker Nancy Papaioannou Joins Alma Bank

Nancy Papaioannou Joins Alma Bank
Nancy Papaioannou, the executive that perhaps has the best combined knowledge of the Greek and Ameirican banking sector has joined the senior rankings of Alma Bank. Credit: Greek Reporter

Nancy Papaioannou, a leading community banker in New York, has joined Alma Bank as Senior Advisor.

Papaioannou joins Alma Bank with over 40 years of banking experience in the United States and Greece, including more than eight years as the first Greek American woman President of Atlantic Bank. She is considered a leader for women in banking and continues to mentor and inspire young women pursuing various career paths.

She is a widely respected community bank leader who, most recently, served as President of The Atlantic Bank Division of New York Community Bank.

She will work closely with Michael Psyllos, the President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as the Banking and Lending Departments to ensure preeminent service for her long-term relationships.

“Nancy has been a part of the Banking sector in New York for more than 3 decades, and brings with her perspective, knowledge and expertise to an ever-evolving environment.

“She possesses not only a strong understanding of where Community Banking is today, but where it’s going and what’s needed for it to thrive.” said Alma Bank President and CEO Michael Psyllos.

“Her customer focus and dedication to communities have been validated time and time again.”

Nancy Papaioannou’s philanthropic and social endeavors

Giving back to communities has been a cornerstone of Papaioannou’s career. She devotes her time and energy to many philanthropic and social endeavors, with a focus on amplifying Greek culture and heritage while serving and supporting Greek-American and Cypriot-American businesses.

She is a past President and Chairwoman of the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as Chairwoman of its Advisory Board.

Papaioannou is a Director of Mount Sinai Queens Hospital and the National Hellenic Society. She is an active member of the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Fund, the Archdiocesan Cathedral Philoptochos Society and involved with other philanthropic organizations that are committed to making a difference in local New York communities as well as others around the world.

In recognition of her dedication and service, Papaioannou has been named one of the “Greek Women who Make a Difference” in 2021 by Greek Reporter, “Distinguished Person of the Year 2017” by the Hellenic News of America, “Greek American Woman of the Year 2016” by the Association of Greek American Professional Women (AGAPW), and “Distinguished Hellene 2015” by the Hellenic Medical Society of New York.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Business Management from Marymount Manhattan College.

Alma Bank has more than $1.3 billion in assets

Founded in 2007, Alma Bank is a New York State chartered community bank with more than $1.3 billion in assets. Headquartered in Long Island City, New York, the Bank has 14 branches and offices located throughout the New York metropolitan area and northern New Jersey.

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