Maria A. Grasso
Executive Vice President & COO, Flushing Savings Bank
Maria A. Grasso recently joined Flushing Savings Bank as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Grasso is responsible for managing the Retail, Small Business and back office operations of the Bank.
Prior to joining Flushing Savings Bank, she held the title of Senior Vice President and Division Head of The Bank of New York for Long Island and Queens, overseeing an organization that served the personal and small business banking needs of customers throughout 102 branches.
Ms. Grasso has been in the banking business for 20 years, beginning her career with Chase Manhattan after graduating from Hofstra University with a BBA in Finance. She went on to receive her MBA in Marketing from Adelphi University in 1989.
Charitable organizations have benefited from Ms. Grasso's leadership and support. An advocate of volunteerism, she has volunteered for the March of Dimes, Long Island Care, Bias Help of Long Island, the American Cancer Society, Long Island Association for AIDS Care and Long Island Network of Community Services. In addition, she has raised thousands of dollars for organizations such as the Carol M. Baldwin, Breast Cancer Research Fund, Junior Achievement, Indian Hollow Primary School, Burr Intermediate School, Harbor Child Care, Long Island Museum and the YMCA of Long Island.
Currently, she serves as a member of the Retail Banking Division Executive Committee for the New York Bankers Association and as a board member for Long Island's United Way and Cancercare of Long Island. She is also a cabinet member for the Commack PTA, a recipient of their Founders Day Award, a class mother for her daughter at Burr Intermediate School and committee chair for Cub Scout Pack 329.
Ms. Grasso has been honored by Cancercare of Long Island, Harbor Child Care, Long Island Museum, the YMCA and the Center for Business and Professional Women. Molloy College named her Businessperson of the Month in April 2005 and she is the recipient of the People's Hope Award from Long Island's United Way. She was selected as one of the 40 Rising Stars under the age of 40 in 2004 by Long Island Business News and is the recipient of the 2004 Alumni Achievers Award from Hofstra University.
A resident of Smithtown, Ms. Grasso and her husband John have two children.