Officer and Director Profiles

Executive Management

Thomas R. Cangemi, Chairman, President, & Chief Executive Officer

Thomas R. Cangemi serves as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) and New York Community Bank (the “Bank”). He was appointed President and CEO, effective December 31, 2020 and was named Chairman effective March 26, 2021. Prior to this, Mr. Cangemi served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and the Bank since April 5, 2005. He joined the Company on July 31, 2001 as Executive Vice President and Director of the Capital Markets Group, and was named Senior Executive Vice President on October 31, 2003.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Cangemi was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of both Richmond County Financial Corp. and Richmond County Savings Bank. Before joining Richmond County in 1997, Mr. Cangemi served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Corporate Secretary of Continental Bank, a commercial bank based in Garden City, New York and, previously, as Director of Corporate SEC Reporting for an electronics corporation in Boca Raton, Florida. From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Cangemi was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sunrise Bancorp, a publicly traded thrift headquartered on Long Island. Previously, Mr. Cangemi was a member of the SEC Professional Practice Group of KPMG Peat Marwick serving financial institutions.

Mr. Cangemi holds a B.B.A. from the School of Professional Accountancy at Dowling College, and is a certified public accountant and a member of the AICPA.

Mr. Cangemi serves as Treasurer of the Richmond County Savings Foundation and as a member of the Board of Directors of both the Richmond County Savings Foundation and the New York Community Bank Foundation. In addition, Mr. Cangemi is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Whaling Museum & Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor. Previously, Mr. Cangemi was a Board member and a member of the Development Committee of the Long Island Children’s Museum, on the Board of Directors of Friends of the Arts, a member of the Council of Overseers of the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts; and a member of the Board of Trustees of the East Woods School.

Robert Wann, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Robert Wann is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) and its savings bank subsidiary, New York Community Bank. Mr. Wann has been on the Board of Directors of the Company and the Bank since January 1, 2008 and Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company and New York Community Bank since October 31, 2003.

Prior to his appointment as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Wann spearheaded the Finance Division of the Company and the Community Bank. He joined the Company in 1982, and was named Comptroller in 1989; in 1991 he was appointed Chief Financial Officer. An original member of the management team that took the Company public in 1993, Mr. Wann played, and continues to play, a crucial role in the development and growth of the Company.

Mr. Wann is a member of the American Bankers Association and the New York Bankers Association, and serves on the Board of Directors of various organizations. A graduate of Queens College with a degree in accounting, Mr. Wann is on the Board of Trustees of the Queens College Foundation and is a past Chairman of its Audit Committee. An active member of the community, Mr. Wann previously served as president of the Flushing Central Lions Club and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Queens Museum of Art, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of a private charitable foundation based in New York.

John T. Adams, Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer

John T. Adams was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer on January 1, 2020. He has served in positions of increasing responsibility at New York Community Bank since joining the Company in 2000 in conjunction with its acquisition of Haven Bancorp, Inc., parent of CFS Bank, where he began his career in 1983. Most recently, Mr. Adams served as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, managing credit risk and credit risk administration to ensure the Bank’s asset quality is acceptable. Overall he has over 36 years of banking, lending and credit experience.

Previously and throughout his tenure with the Company, Mr. Adams assumed senior roles including retail branch management, commercial mortgage lending, originations and construction lending management. In 2013, his role was expanded to include Chief Administration Officer duties where he oversaw the day to day operations of the Bank's Lending Department before being named Chief Credit Officer in 2017.

Mr. Adams holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from New York Institute of Technology and a Post Graduate Degree from the National School of Banking with Honors. 

Mr. Adams is a member of the New York Mortgage Bankers Association, the Queens, Bronx, and Long Island Builders Association, Chairman of the Board for the Cleary School for the Deaf, and is a Board Member of the New York Community Bank Foundation and Catholic Charities of Rockville Centre.

John J. Pinto, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

John J. Pinto has been Chief Financial Officer of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) and New York Community Bank (the “Bank”) since December 31, 2020. Mr. Pinto was appointed Senior Executive Vice President on February 5, 2021. Prior to this, Mr. Pinto served as Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company and the Bank, since April 5, 2005. Mr. Pinto joined the Company on July 31, 2001 in connection with the Richmond County merger, and served as Senior Vice President, and more recently First Senior Vice President, in the Capital Markets Group.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Pinto served as Senior Vice President and General Auditor of Richmond County Financial Corp. and Richmond County Savings Bank. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Pinto served as Director, Financial Reporting at American Express Bank, a multinational bank based in New York City. From 1993 to 1997, he was a member of the Financial Services Group of Ernst & Young, LLP, based in New York City, providing auditing and consulting services to financial institutions throughout the Northeast.

Mr. Pinto serves as Treasurer and as a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Community Bank Foundation. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Noble Maritime Collection in Staten Island.

Mr. Pinto holds a Bachelors degree from Fairfield University. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the AICPA.

R. Patrick Quinn, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, & Corporate Secretary

R. Patrick Quinn joined the Company as Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary in connection with the Roslyn Bancorp merger on October 31, 2003. On January 4, 2021 Mr. Quinn was named General Counsel of both the Company and the Bank. Mr. Quinn previously served as legal counsel, Chief Corporate Governance Officer and Corporate Secretary of the Company and the Bank. He continues to serve as Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary of the Company and the Bank, a position he has held since November 30, 2004. From January 2001 until the Roslyn merger, Mr. Quinn was Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of The Roslyn Savings Bank, having previously held the title of General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In addition, from January 1999 until the merger, Mr. Quinn was Corporate Secretary of Roslyn Bancorp, Inc.

Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Quinn was an associate with the law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. Mr. Quinn also held previous positions with Sanwa Securities (USA) Co., L.P. and the law firm of Payne, Wood and Littlejohn, where he was a partner.

Mr. Quinn is a graduate of Northwestern University and of Hofstra University’s School of Law. He serves as a trustee of the New York Community Bank Foundation.

Board of Directors

Thomas R. Cangemi, Chairman, President, & Chief Executive Officer

Thomas R. Cangemi serves as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) and New York Community Bank (the “Bank”). He was appointed President and CEO, effective December 31, 2020 and was named Chairman effective March 26, 2021.Prior to this, Mr. Cangemi served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and the Bank since April 5, 2005. He joined the Company on July 31, 2001 as Executive Vice President and Director of the Capital Markets Group, and was named Senior Executive Vice President on October 31, 2003.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Cangemi was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of both Richmond County Financial Corp. and Richmond County Savings Bank. Before joining Richmond County in 1997, Mr. Cangemi served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Corporate Secretary of Continental Bank, a commercial bank based in Garden City, New York and, previously, as Director of Corporate SEC Reporting for an electronics corporation in Boca Raton, Florida. From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Cangemi was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sunrise Bancorp, a publicly traded thrift headquartered on Long Island. Previously, Mr. Cangemi was a member of the SEC Professional Practice Group of KPMG Peat Marwick serving financial institutions.

Mr. Cangemi holds a B.B.A. from the School of Professional Accountancy at Dowling College, and is a certified public accountant and a member of the AICPA.

Mr. Cangemi serves as Treasurer of the Richmond County Savings Foundation and as a member of the Board of Directors of both the Richmond County Savings Foundation and the New York Community Bank Foundation. In addition, Mr. Cangemi is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Whaling Museum & Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor. Previously, Mr. Cangemi was a Board member and a member of the Development Committee of the Long Island Children’s Museum, on the Board of Directors of Friends of the Arts, a member of the Council of Overseers of the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts; and a member of the Board of Trustees of the East Woods School.

Dominick Ciampa

A member of the Board of Directors of the Company and the Bank since 1995. Dominick Ciampa had previously served as non-executive Chairman of the Board from January 3, 2011 to January 5, 2021.

Mr. Ciampa served as Chairman of the former Mortgage and Real Estate Committee of the Bank from 2003 through 2010, and is a member of the Credit Committee of the Bank. Mr. Ciampa serves as a member of the Audit, Nominating and Corporate Governance, and Risk Assessment Committees of the Company and the Bank. Mr. Ciampa is also a Director of the New York Community Bank Foundation and the Richmond County Savings Foundation.

Mr. Ciampa is the founder of, and a former Partner in, the Ciampa Organization, a Queens-based real estate development and management firm that is currently operated by other members of the Ciampa family.

Hanif "Wally" Dahya

Hanif “Wally” Dahya has been a Director of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. and New York Community Bank since March 2, 2007. Mr. Dahya serves as the Chairperson for the Compensation Committee of the Company as well as serving as a member of the Audit, Nominating and Corporate Governance, and Risk Assessment Committees of the Company and the Bank. He also serves as Chair of the Compensation Committee of the Company and the Salary and Personnel Committee of the Bank, and is a member of the Credit Committee of the Bank.

Mr. Dahya is the Chief Executive Officer of The Y Company LLC, a private investment firm that focuses on emerging-market companies in the environmental, energy, and oil and gas recycling industries.

Mr. Dahya spent 14 years on Wall Street, having started his career at E.F. Hutton & Co. in corporate finance, and later serving as managing director at L.F. Rothschild & Co. In addition, Mr. Dahya was managing director of the Mortgage-Backed Securities Group at UBS, where he also was a member of the Fixed Income Management Committee. Mr. Dahya was a partner at Sandler O’Neill Partners LLC from 1991 to 1997.

Mr. Dahya is a graduate of Harvard Business School, Class of 1983.

Leslie D. Dunn

Leslie D. Dunn has been a member of the Boards of Directors of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. and its bank subsidiary, New York Community Bank, since September 1, 2015.

An independent member of the Boards of Directors of the Company and the Bank, Ms. Dunn serves as Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Company and the Bank and is a member of the Audit and Risk Assessment Committees of the Company and the Bank as well as a member of the Compensation Committee of the Company.

An experienced executive, legal, and governance professional, Ms. Dunn has been an independent director of the Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) of Cincinnati since 2007, serving not only on its Audit and Compensation Committees, but also as Governance Committee Chair.

From 1997 through 2004, Ms. Dunn was Senior Vice President of Business Development at Cole National Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange-listed specialty retailer with 15,000 employees and 3,000 locations in Canada, Europe, and the United States. In this capacity, Ms. Dunn was actively engaged in the company’s acquisition-driven expansion, identifying new businesses and potential targets, structuring transactions, and participating in the integration of acquired businesses. In addition, Ms. Dunn served as Cole’s General Counsel and Secretary, overseeing the company’s government relations and law departments, ensuring its compliance with SEC regulations, and serving as principal corporate governance advisor to the board.

Prior to joining Cole, Ms. Dunn was a partner in the Business Practice Group in the Cleveland office of Jones Day, a global law firm with more than 40 locations, and before then, was a partner in the corporate practice of Squire Sanders & Dempsey (now Squire Patton Boggs), also in Cleveland.

Ms. Dunn currently serves on the Board of Directors of GrafTech International Ltd. She is also an active civic leader and philanthropist in her home state of Ohio, including having served as President of the Board of the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, a director, President-elect, and Trustee of the David and Inez Myers Foundation, a Life Trustee and Past Chair of the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation, a director of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, a member of the President’s Advisory Committee of Case Western Reserve University--her law school alma mater--and Co-Chair of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of Women Corporate Directors, an organization of over 2,500 women business leaders worldwide.

James J. O'Donovan

James J. O’Donovan has been a Director of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. and New York Community Bank since June 26, 2003.

Mr. O’Donovan was named Chief Lending Officer of the Community Bank in January 1987 and of the Company in July 1993. From November 1, 2003 through his retirement on January 31, 2005, Mr. O’Donovan served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of the Company and New York Community Bank, having previously held the corporate titles of Executive Vice President from 20001 and Senior Vice President from 1987. Following his retirement on January 31, 2005, Mr. O’Donovan served as a senior lending consultant to the Company and Community Bank from February 1, 2005 until February 1, 2008.

Mr. O’Donovan continues to be active in the Company’s lending activities today as Chairman of the Credit Committee of the Bank.

Mr. O’Donovan’s experience as a former executive officer of the Company and as the current Chairman of the Mortgage and Real Estate Committee not only brings valuable management and leadership skills, extensive industry knowledge, and business experience to the Board, but also a significant insight in overseeing matters critical to the Company’s lending businesses. Mr. O’Donovan’s experience and contributions advance the Board’s objective of maintaining a membership of experienced and dedicated individuals with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, skills, and other qualities that are beneficial to the Company and the Bank.

Lawrence Rosano, Jr.

Lawrence Rosano, Jr. has been a Director of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. and New York Community Bank since July 22, 2014. He serves as the Chairman of the Risk Assessment Committees of the Company and the Bank and is a member on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees of the Company and the Bank. Mr. Rosano also serves as a member on the Compensation Committee of the Company and the Salary and Personnel Committee of the Bank as well as a member of the Credit Committee of the Bank.

Since May 1974, Mr. Rosano has served as President of a New York real estate development and management firm: Associated Development Corp. and has been a member of 460 Grand Street Realty LLC, a New York limited liability company, since August 2013.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Rosano has overseen the design, construction, and marketing of numerous large-scale residential developments, multi-family properties, and commercial properties throughout New York City and Nassau County, which are the primary markets for the Company’s multi-family and commercial real estate loans.

In recognition of his expertise in real estate, Mr. Rosano was appointed by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2006 and 2007 to serve as an industry representative on two Task Forces under the aegis of the City’s Department of Environmental Protection. In addition, Mr. Rosano has been a member of the New York City Council’s Building Resiliency Task Force since 2012.

In November 2016, Mr. Rosano was appointed by the City of New York as a member of the Contractor and Expert Committee of the MS4 Policy Group of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, the Urban Green Council, and the Real Estate Board of New York to develop a storm water management program in order for New York City to comply with the MS4 permit process of the U.S. and New York City Departments of Environmental Protection.

A Licensed General Contractor and Licensed Construction Superintendent in New York City, and a Licensed General Contractor in Nassau County, Mr. Rosano provides leadership to the Queens & Bronx Building Association, serving as a member of its Board of Directors and as a former president.

He also is actively involved in the work of non-profit organizations, serving on the Executive Committee of the Cooley’s Anemia Blood and Research Foundation for Children, and having served as a member and Secretary of the Board of Directors of Denton Green Housing Company, a not-for-profit senior housing corporation from 2011 to 2013.

Ronald A. Rosenfeld

Ronald A. Rosenfeld has been a member of the Board of Directors of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. and New York Community Bank since January 1, 2012. In addition, he serves on the Audit Committee, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and Risk Assessment Committee of the Company and the Bank.

Mr. Rosenfeld’s areas of expertise include housing and development, corporate finance, and investment banking. In 2004, he was appointed Chairman of the Federal Housing Finance Board by President George Bush, with the unanimous approval of the U.S. Senate; he served in that position from 2005 through 2008. From 2001 through 2004, he was President of the Government National Mortgage Association, which was his first presidential appointment.

In addition to serving three years as Secretary of Commerce for the State of Oklahoma, Mr. Rosenfeld previously served one year as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Corporate Finance at the U.S. Treasury Department. Before joining the Treasury Department, he spent three years at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he successively served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Single-Family Housing, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multi-Family Housing, and General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing Federal Housing Commissioner.

Prior to his career in public service, Mr. Rosenfeld was an executive with Prescott, Ball & Turben, Inc., an investment banking firm in Cleveland, Ohio, and with Zappala & Company, an investment banking firm in Pittsburgh, PA. Previously, Mr. Rosenfeld was president of a company that developed and managed more than 10,000 apartment units in a six-state region.

A graduate of Harvard Law School and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Rosenfeld also lends his expertise to several not-for-profit organizations in the housing, education, and cultural arenas. As a former member on the Housing Commission of the Bi-Partisan Policy Center, Mr. Rosenfeld is a Trustee of Howard University.

Lawrence J. Savarese

Lawrence J. Savarese has been a Director of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. and of New York Community Bank since March 4, 2013. In addition to chairing the Audit Committee of the Company and the Audit/Examining Committee of the Bank, Mr. Savarese serves as a member of the Compensation Committee of the Company, the Salary and Personnel Committee of the Bank, and the Nominating and Corporate Governance and Risk Assessment Committees of the Company and the Bank. In addition, he also serves on the Credit Committee of the Bank.

From 1978 through 2012, Mr. Savarese enjoyed a successful career with the independent public accounting firm KPMG. For 19 of those years, he was an Audit Partner in the firm’s Financial Services Practice, serving as partner in charge of audits of both community banks and international banks with branches and agencies in the United States. During this time, Mr. Savarese served as KPMG’s representative to the New York Bankers Association and The Institute of International Bankers.

From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Savarese served as Audit Partner, Risk Management, for KPMG's Advisory Practice, where he developed and implemented advisory service protocols in connection with certain requirements of the Public Accounting Oversight Board. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Savarese was an Audit Partner in KPMG's Global Services Centre, where he designed and developed the standardized approach for auditing banks now used by the firm's Global Bank Practice.

John M. Tsimbinos

John M. Tsimbinos has been a Director of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. and New York Community Bank since the merger of Roslyn Bancorp, Inc. with and into the Company and of The Roslyn Savings Bank with and into the Community Bank on October 31, 2003.

Mr. Tsimbinos serves on the Compensation Committee of the Company and the Salary and Personnel Committee of the Bank, as well as the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees and the Risk Assessment Committees of the Company and the Bank. He is also a member of the Credit Committee of the Bank. From July 2019 until January 2021, Mr. Tsimbinos served as Chairman of the Compensation Committee of the Company and Salary and Personnel Committee of the Bank. From 1999 until the merger with New York Community Bancorp, Mr. Tsimbinos served as Chairman of the Board of Roslyn Bancorp. He served as Vice Chairman of the Board of The Roslyn Savings Bank from 1999 until his retirement in July 2002. Prior to Roslyn’s acquisition of TR Financial Corp. in February 1999, Mr. Tsimbinos was the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Roosevelt Savings Bank, a position he assumed in 1983. He also served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of TR Financial Corp. since its inception in 1993.

In addition to his service to the Company and the Banks, Mr. Tsimbinos served on the Board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York from 1989 through 1995 and as Vice Chairman of the Board for two three-year terms.

Mr. Tsimbinos holds a B.A. from the City College of New York, an M.B.A. from the Baruch School of Business and Public Administration, and is a graduate of the Program for Management Development at Harvard University. Also, Mr. Tsimbinos was a lecturer in Economics at Queens College for a number of years, teaching courses in Basic Economics, Money and Banking, and Corporate Finance.

Robert Wann, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Robert Wann is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) and its savings bank subsidiary, New York Community Bank. Mr. Wann has been on the Board of Directors of the Company and the Bank since January 1, 2008 and Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company and New York Community Bank since October 31, 2003.

Prior to his appointment as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Wann spearheaded the Finance Division of the Company and the Community Bank. He joined the Company in 1982, and was named Comptroller in 1989; in 1991 he was appointed Chief Financial Officer. An original member of the management team that took the Company public in 1993, Mr. Wann played, and continues to play, a crucial role in the development and growth of the Company.

Mr. Wann is a member of the American Bankers Association and the New York Bankers Association, and serves on the Board of Directors of various organizations. A graduate of Queens College with a degree in accounting, Mr. Wann is on the Board of Trustees of the Queens College Foundation and is a past Chairman of its Audit Committee. An active member of the community, Mr. Wann previously served as president of the Flushing Central Lions Club and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Queens Museum of Art, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of a private charitable foundation based in New York.