Board of Directors
Chair of the Board
Chair of the Board
Lynne Fox has been a board member since 2000, and, in 2016, she became the first woman in Amalgamated Bank's near 100-year history to serve as Chair. She also currently serves as the International President of Workers United, Manager of the Philadelphia Joint Board for Workers’ United, where she is tasked with overseeing the budget, strategic planning and representing roughly 75,000 members and also serves as an executive board member of the Service Employees International Union. From 2006 to 2011, Fox served as a board member for the State Employee Retirement System in Pennsylvania, a $26.3 billion fund.
Maryann Bruce joined the board in 2018 after a greater than 30-year career in the financial services industry. Bruce currently serves as an independent trustee for PNC funds and has been honored by Directors & Boards as one of 20 accomplished female board members in “Directors to Watch 2017.” Bruce has also received accolades from US Banker, appearing on “The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking” list. Formerly, Bruce served on the board of MBIA Inc., was an independent director and Chair of the Compensation Committee of Atlanta Life Financial Group and was an Allianz Funds Trustee.
Mark Finser was a founding member of New Resource Bank and served as Chair until it was acquired by Amalgamated in 2018. Finser started his career in social finance in 1984 as a founder of RSF Social Finance (“RSF”), an organization focused on developing innovative social finance tools to serve the unmet needs of clients and partners. As President and Chief Executive Officer of RSF, Finser grew the organization’s assets to $120 million by 2007, when he transitioned to Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Finser has served on several boards, including B Lab, Yggdrasil Land Foundation and Gaia Herbs.
Darrell Jackson joined the bank in 2021 and brings an extensive background driving growth and operational initiatives for financial service providers throughout the US. In his 35+ years in the financial sector, he has held leadership positions such as President, CEO, and Board Director with consistent success in creating innovative business strategies.
Jackson currently serves on the boards of Janus Henderson Funds, Dome Construction and Gray-Bowen-Scott. He previously served on The Delaware Place Bank and its holding company in Chicago where he chaired the Executive Loan Committee. He also served on the board of Seaway Bank and Trust Company where he was President & CEO. Previously he held several senior management positions at The Northern Trust Company from 1995 to 2014, concluding his tenure with the position of Executive Vice President and Co- President of Wealth Management- Illinois.
Mr. Jackson has also served as Chairman of the board, Chairman of the Audit, Finance, Governance, and Management Development & Compensation committees for several high-profile non-profit organizations.
Julie Kelly joined the board of directors in 2010 and serves as the General Manager of the New York-New Jersey Regional Joint Board of Workers United and an International Vice President and member of the General Executive Board of Workers United. Kelly is President of Local 169 Realty Corporation, a director of Amalgamated Life Insurance Company and a trustee of the Amalgamated National Health Fund, Amalgamated Retail Fund, Consolidated Retirement Fund, the National Retirement Fund and the Union Health Center. She also served as former President of the Clothing Workers Center, a historic organization that has provided a home for tens of thousands of ACTWU workers for over a century.
JoAnn Lilek joined the Board in 2021 with more than 30 years’ experience working with corporate boards and executives in domestic and international contexts to implement transformational change that improves profitability and stimulates growth, specifically in the areas of, commercial banking, supply chain management, and professional services. Ms. Lilek currently serves on the board and as Audit Chair for the Datum One Series Trust and has had a long and distinguished career in financial management serving in CFO roles at Accretive Solutions, Midwest Banc Holdings, DSC Logistics and ABN Amro North America.
A director since January 2013, John McDonagh retired from JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. in February 2011 as a Managing Director of JPM’s Global Special Credit Group, having served in various credit capacities at JPM over a career spanning approximately 38 years. In his final position at JPM, which he occupied from 1998 until his retirement, McDonagh was responsible for the restructuring of large corporate credits, among other responsibilities. Prior to this role, McDonagh also served on JPM’s Fund Performance Review Committee, investigating performance of investments sold to pension funds.
Meredith Miller is internationally recognized as a leader in corporate governance occupying various board and senior leadership roles with over 30 years of experience in the public and private sector.
She is currently the Managing Member of Corporate Governance and Sustainable Strategies LLC (“CGSS”) providing counsel on various ESG strategies to the investor community. Prior to joining CGSS, she served as the Chief Corporate Governance Officer of the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust from 2010 to 2021. Prior to that, Ms. Miller served as the Assistant Treasurer for Policy at the Office of the Connecticut State Treasurer from 1999-2010. She also served in a series of roles at the Pension and Benefits Welfare Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor and has held leadership positions at the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations as well as the Service Employees International Union in Washington, DC.
Robert G. Romasco
Robert G. Romasco has served on Amalgamated’s board since September 2014. Prior to joining the board, he served as President, chief volunteer spokesperson, of AARP and on the board of directors from 2006 until 2014. Romasco has also served as Senior Vice President of customer, distribution and new business development for QVC, Inc. and CEO of J.C. Penney Direct Marketing Services, a $1 billon insurance company serving leading credit card firms.
Edgar Romney joined the board in 1995 and also serves as the Secretary-Treasurer of Workers United, a post he's held since 2009. Since September 2009, he has also been a member of the General Executive Board of Workers United and Vice President of Service Employees International Union. Romney got his start with the union in 1962 and has held various leadership roles with the ILGWU and UNITE. Romney also served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Change to Win Coalition from September 2003 until 2009 and he continues to serve on numerous boards of directors.
Dr. Ross has an extensive background in the broader financial services risk management landscape, with over 20 years of global banking technology leadership and experience. With a proven track record of building and scaling businesses while leveraging digital technologies, she offers a vast understanding on the integration of new technology perspectives in the process of building market-leading banking platforms and avant-garde digital capabilities.
Dr. Ross is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Okee Labs, an AI startup launched in 2019. She oversees all aspects of the company’s operations, including product development, research, and customer acquisition. Prior to this role, Dr. Ross was the Global Chief Technology Officer at Banco Santander from 2017 to 2019, Global Chief Technology Officer at M&T Bank from 2014 to 2017 and held various international roles for Citi from 2000 to 2014 ultimately being named Chief Technology Officer for Latin America. She has a proven track record building and scaling businesses, leveraging digital technologies to reduce cost, drive customer experiences and improve productivity.
Additionally, Dr. Ross has served on the boards of private and non-profit companies including Santander Consumer Finance, Mastercard Advisory Board, AAA Western and Central New York, Sheltered Harbor, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Row New York. Dr. Ross is a founding member of the Sheltered Harbor Board.
President & CEO
Priscilla Sims Brown
President & CEO
Priscilla Sims Brown serves as President and CEO of Amalgamated Bank, a full-service bank, lender and investment manager with a century-long commitment to advancing positive social change. Amalgamated Financial Corp., the holding company for the Bank, is the first publicly traded (NASDAQ: AMAL) financial institution to be a public benefit corporation.
Brown guides Amalgamated Bank in championing social responsibility through values-based banking, customer-centric services, and mission focused lending, serving individuals and organizations, including climate groups, foundations, labor unions, advocacy groups, political campaigns, and other socially responsible businesses, who care that their deposits are put to work for good.
Brown is also dedicated to addressing environmental and social justice issues at Amalgamated Bank. More than 60% of the Bank’s lending and select balance sheet investments are high-impact through affordable housing, nonprofits, and climate solutions.
Named one of the Most Powerful Women in Banking in 2023 by American Banker, Brown has been featured in The New York Times, TIME Magazine, and PBS, among others.
Brown's unwavering commitment to social responsibility makes it possible for Amalgamated Bank to do well by doing good and continues to shape the future of the financial industry.
Mr. Stoll is a recognized leader with over 40 years of experience in the banking, insurance, and asset management industries, occupying various board and senior leadership roles over the course of his career. Of particular significance is the role he played in the expansion of Ernst & Young LLP’s financial services consulting capabilities, where he founded EY’s asset liability management advisory practice and played a leadership role in building teams serving EY’s global and national financial services clients.
Mr. Stoll is currently serving as the Audit Committee Chair of Farmers Group, Inc. as well as the Audit Committee Chair and member of the Executive Committee of Farmers New World Life Insurance Company, Farmers Group, Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary, since 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Stoll spent 36 years working for Ernst & Young where he retired as a partner in 2018. From 2010 to 2018, Mr. Stoll’s role at EY focused on financial services and quality assurance, as he was responsible for EY’s non-audit advisory work at a global systematically important bank while based in San Francisco. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Stoll’s partner role focused on banking, capital markets and insurance when he played a leadership role in the expansion of Ernst & Young LLP’s financial services consulting capabilities in Zurich, Switzerland. Prior to this, Mr. Stoll’s role focused on commercial banking risk management and asset liability management from 1994 to 2000. He founded EY's asset liability management advisory practice and was a founding member of EY's U.S. financial services consulting practice serving numerous super regional banks across the U.S.
Mr. Stoll also chairs the Strategic Planning Committee of the Leadership Council of the Schmidthorst College of Business at his alma mater, Bowling Green State University, where he advises on strategic initiatives, curricula plan, student mentorship and faculty engagement.