Labor on the Move: Amalgamated Names Mestrich President

Monday, April 28, 2014

(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)Keith Mestrich has been named President of Amalgamated Bank. Mestrich, who most recently served as the bank’s Chief of Staff and previously headed up the bank’s DC branch, worked in the labor and progressive movements for more than two decades prior to joining Amalgamated Bank in 2012. “Keith is ideally suited to lead the bank,” said bank Chairman Noel Beasley. “His unique combination of progressive leadership, financial and operational acumen and passion for great service will help us solidify our reputation as the preeminent financial institution for working families, progressive organizations and businesses and labor.” Before joining Amalgamated Bank, Mestrich spent 25 years in the labor movement with Workers United, SEIU and the AFL-CIO. “I look forward to ensuring that Amalgamated Bank will build on the foundation it has created over nearly a century," Mestrich said. "One of high-quality, affordable and accessible banking. I will also work to make Amalgamated Bank even stronger in areas that already set us apart, like our customer-friendly experience and commitment to making banking opportunities available for all.”


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