Michael J. Gilfeather

Board Member

Orange Bank & Trust Company President and CEO, Michael J. Gilfeather, brings over thirty-five years of banking experience to his leadership position. He also serves in the same positions with the bank’s holding company, Orange County Bancorp, Inc (OCBI) and is a director of Hudson Valley Investment Advisors, a wholly owned subsidiary of OCBI. The bank, founded in 1892, has 13 branches throughout the Hudson Valley and is approaching 1 Billion in assets. Prior to joining Orange Bank & Trust Company, Mr. Gilfeather was the Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President of Hudson Valley Bank, where he was directly responsible for the branch network, training and development, human resources and the bank’s trust department. He was part of the team responsible for Hudson Valley Bank’s growth and transformation into a $2.6 Billion, 28 branch banking operation. Mr. Gilfeather served as Executive Vice President of Branch Administration at Hudson Valley Bank from July 2005 to May 2011.  Prior to joining Hudson Valley Bank in 2005, Mr. Gilfeather was with The Bank of New York for 20 years, where he was the Senior Manager for all retail banking in the Borough of Manhattan. Mr. Gilfeather was born is Red Hook, New York, and now resides in Middletown. He is a board member of the New York Bankers Association, Orange County Partnership, the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation, the Orange County Chamber of Commerce and the Tri County Heart Walk Executive Leadership Team.