Tara L. French joined Northfield Bank in September 2017 and serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer. Prior to joining Northfield, Ms. French served as Assistant Deputy Comptroller with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Ms. French provides more than 30 years of banking industry and regulatory knowledge, organizational and strategic risk management experience.
Tara is responsible for overseeing credit and enterprise risk management, compliance, CRA & ethics, information security, and BSA/AML & fraud security.
Tara began her career with the Federal Home Loan Bank of NY and continued with the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) where she held several leadership positions. She is commissioned as a National Bank Examiner, Federal Thrift Regulator and Federal Trust Regulator. Ms. French graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Appalachian State University in North Carolina.