George E. Banta

George E. Banta has been a director of the Bank and Salisbury since 2014. Mr. Banta is a graduate of Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration and has over 50 years of experience in the restaurant, hotel, and real estate businesses. Mr. Banta owns the Beekman Arms Inn in Rhinebeck, New York, and serves as President of Banta Properties, Inc., which owns and operates 5 restaurants. Mr. Banta is also President of Banta Motel Co. Inc., which owns and operates 20 franchise hotels in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. He is also a partner in several real estate holdings. Mr. Banta’s expansive knowledge of real estate and related business experience are valuable to the Board’s overall capabilities.

Arthur J. Bassin

Arthur J. Bassin has been a director of the Bank and Salisbury since June, 2010. Mr. Bassin served as an Artillery Officer in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1967. He spent 25 years in consumer, commercial and mortgage banking at Citibank (1969-1983) and Dime Savings Bank of New York (1983-1992), followed by 10 years in private equity, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer of TVData Technologies (1994-2001). Mr. Bassin earned his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1969 and his AB from Harvard College in 1965. He took office as Ancram Town Supervisor in January 2010. Mr. Bassin has served as a director on several boards and currently serves on the Boards of Cricket Hill Farm, Inc. and Cricket Hill Academy, Inc. He previously served on the Board of Amputee Coalition of America. Mr. Bassin also serves on the Ancram Town Board and the Columbia County Board of Supervisors. Mr. Bassin’s experience in board and community service, consumer, commercial and mortgage banking as well as in private equity, in addition to his demonstrated leadership skills, provide valuable insight and skills to Salisbury and the Bank.

Richard J. Cantele Jr.

Richard J. Cantele, Jr., the President and Chief Executive Officer of Salisbury and the Bank, has been a director of Salisbury and the Bank since 2005. Mr. Cantele graduated from Fairfield University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, and graduated from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking in 1997. Mr. Cantele became President and Chief Executive Officer of Salisbury and the Bank in 2009, prior to which he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Salisbury and the Bank since 2005. Mr. Cantele has been an executive officer of Salisbury since 2001 and the Bank since 1989, serving as Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Operating Officer of the Bank and Salisbury and Secretary of Salisbury. He became a director of Sharon Hospital in 2017 and President of the Sharon Hospital Board in January of 2020. Mr. Cantele’s positions as President and Chief Executive Officer along with his extensive years of service to Salisbury and the Bank provide him with thorough knowledge of the Bank and the markets which it serves.

David B. Farrell, Chairman

David B. Farrell has been a director of the Bank and Salisbury since June, 2012. Mr. Farrell was elected Chairman of the Board in May of 2019. Mr. Farrell graduated from St. Bonaventure University, cum laude, in 1977 with a B.S. degree in Business and Accounting. He was formerly a Certified Public Accountant in New York State. Mr. Farrell is the Chief Executive Officer of NAPPI International, an organization providing behavioral training through customized counseling and support. Mr. Farrell is also Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Farrell & Company, LLC, a management consulting firm. Mr. Farrell previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors of Bob’s Stores (1999-2008) and previously served as an officer and director of Berkshire Hills Bancorp (2005-2009). Mr. Farrell’s education and experience in the retail and financial services industries as well as his prior experience as a director of another financial institution provides valuable knowledge and insight to Salisbury and the Bank. In particular, his extensive background in accounting and financial oversight provides a unique set of skills to the Board. Mr. Farrell qualifies as a “financial expert” as defined by federal securities laws.

Paul S. Hoffner

Paul S. Hoffner has been a director of the Bank and Salisbury since May 19, 2021. Mr. Hoffner previously served as a member of the Riverside Division Advisory Board from 2015 - 2020. Prior to that, he served as a Director of Riverside Bank from 2012 to 2014. Mr. Hoffner graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Science in 1986 and earned his MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business in 1988. He is President of John Herbert Company, a second-generation floor covering contractor based in Newburgh, NY. Mr. Hoffner joined such company in 1988, and 8 years later, he purchased it and began heading its business development effort, a role he is still in today. Mr. Hoffner serves on several philanthropic boards, and his primary interests are providing scholarships for local, less advantaged youth, tackling housing insecurity, poverty alleviation, and financial literacy. Mr. Hoffner has developed an extensive network of relationships in various communities that Salisbury serves which, combined with his education, leadership, and extensive business experience will serve to strengthen our Boards.

Holly J. Nelson

Holly J. Nelson has been a director of the Bank since 1995 and of Salisbury since 1998. Ms. Nelson graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in 1979. She is a member of Iceland Adventure, LLC, a tour operator, and is Development and Events Coordinator for the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon, and Volunteer Coordinator for the Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association. Ms. Nelson has served in a board and leadership capacity for many organizations, including board member of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and board member of the HousingUs affordable housing initiative. She has been involved in a variety of non-profit organizations in NY, CT, and MA, as well as public government positions in the Town of North East, New York. Ms. Nelson’s education, knowledge of marketing and non-profit organizations, and experience in successfully operating small businesses in the New York market area served by the Bank provide valuable perspective and leadership skills to the Board.

Neila B. Radin

Neila B. Radin has been a director of the Bank and Salisbury since November 22, 2019. Ms. Radin is a graduate of New York University, B.A. (magna cum laude) and the Harvard Law School, J.D. She previously served as Chair of the Securities Law Committee and President of the New York Chapter of the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals. Ms. Radin is a recently retired Managing Director and Associate General Counsel of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC). Prior to her retirement, she served as advisor to the general counsel of JPMC on special projects. Prior to that, for more than twenty years, she was JPMC’s General Counsel of Corporate Law with legal responsibility for corporate law, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, strategic investments, corporate securities issuances and funding, investor relations, and disclosure issues affecting the Corporation. Ms. Radin has been previously associated with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Reboul, MacMurray, Hewitt, Maynard & Kristol (now combined with Ropes and Gray LLP). Ms. Radin’s education, experience, and legal background will provide valuable insight into financial services and corporate governance matters.

Grace E. Schalkwyk

Grace E. Schalkwyk has been a director of the Bank and Salisbury since November 22, 2019. Ms. Schalkwyk holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) with Honors from University of British Columbia, with executive education in general management from Columbia Business School and INSEAD. She holds the Board Leadership Fellow designation from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Ms. Schalkwyk is an advisor to fintech and other technology companies. Her prior experience includes positions with Standard & Poor’s (now S&P Global) leading a global information business; Artnet AG as Chief Financial Officer with oversight of all financial functions including public disclosure; Reuters (now Refinitiv) in corporate development to address the challenges in financial information and technology, particularly with disruptive internet-based newcomers; and Credit Suisse First Boston (now Credit Suisse) as an investment banker advising clients on financings, strategic transactions, enhancing valuation, and investor engagement. Ms. Schalkwyk is active with NACD, Women Corporate Directors, cybersecurity events and fintech forums. She serves on the board of Lakeville, CT based Crescendo, Inc. Her past board service has included Signal Analytics (investment research), Women in New Media, and Canadian Society of New York. She qualifies as a “financial expert” as defined by federal securities laws. Ms. Schalkwyk’s extensive experience and skillset will provide valuable insight in today’s complex and fast paced banking environment.