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Board of Directors

Steven A. Tsavaris
Chairman of the Board and Executive Chairman

Steven A. Tsavaris has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Ponce De Leon Federal Bank since 1990. In 2013, Mr. Tsavaris became Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Ponce De Leon Federal Bank. Mr. Tsavaris currently serves as Executive Chairman, a salaried officer, of Ponce Bank. Mr. Tsavaris is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Ponce Bank Mutual Holding Company and Executive Chairman, a salaried officer, of PDL Community Bancorp. Mr. Tsavaris joined Ponce De Leon Federal Bank as an Executive Vice President in 1995, became President in 1999, and was made Chief Executive Officer in 2011. Mr. Tsavaris is a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation. His prior banking experience includes service with the National Bank of North America and the Bank Services Division of Litton Industries. Mr. Tsavaris is a U.S. Army veteran and a graduate of City College. Mr. Tsavaris is an experienced real estate investor and an active member of various community and philanthropic organizations, including the Southern Boulevard Chamber of Commerce, New York City Area Policy Board (Chairman), SOBO Business Improvement District (Treasurer) and the Neighborhood S.H.O.P. P. Program. He served as a trustee of the Westchester Medical Center, a then affiliate of Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital and was chairman of its audit committee. 

    Maria Alvarez
    Director
    Maria Alvarez has served as a director since January 2019. Ms. Alvarez has served as a Board member of the Foundation since its inception in September 2017. The Foundation was established as part of the reorganization of Ponce de Leon Federal Bank into Ponce Bank Mutual Holding Company and is a private charitable foundation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation is intended to further PDL Community Bancorp’s and Ponce Bank’s commitment to charitable causes in our local communities. Ms. Alvarez is and has been the Executive Director of the New York State Wide Senior Action Council, Inc. since 2010. Since 2008, Ms. Alvarez has also been the Executive Director of the Brooklyn-wide Interagency Council on Aging Educational Fund, Inc. 
    James C. Demetriou
    Director

    James C. Demetriou has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Ponce De Leon Federal Bank since 2009. Mr. Demetriou is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Ponce Bank, Ponce Bank Mutual Holding Company, and PDL Community Bancorp.

    Mr. Demetriou is the President and Chief Executive Officer of First Management Corp., a property management company with a portfolio of over 130 residential, cooperative, condominium and commercial buildings located in Astoria, New York, established in 1985. Mr. Demetriou is also a partner in the accounting firm, J. Demetriou & Co., established in 1970. In addition, Mr. Demetriou has been a New York licensed real estate broker and sponsoring broker of Archway Realty, Inc., in Astoria, New York since 1985. Furthermore, Mr. Demetriou is the President and Founder of Foxx Capital Funding, Inc. a New York licensed mortgage broker established in 1999.

    William Feldman
    Director

    William Feldman has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Ponce De Leon Federal Bank since 1993. Mr. Feldman is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Ponce Bank, Ponce Bank Mutual Holding Company, and PDL Community Bancorp.

    Mr. Feldman is a graduate from New York University with a master’s in computer science. Mr. Feldman has been investing in and managing commercial and residential real estate properties in the New York metropolitan area for over 30 years. Mr. Feldman is manages 13 properties, with ownership interests varying between12.5% to 50.0%, held by The Feldman Living Trust. Mr. Feldman is also President of the Southern Boulevard Business Improvement District, a not-for-profit entity whose mission is to increase the economic growth and stability of the Southern Boulevard shopping area. Prior to 2013, Mr. Feldman owned several men’s clothing stores.

    Julio Gurman
    Director

    Julio Gurman has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Ponce De Leon Federal Bank since 1994. Mr. Gurman is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Ponce Bank, Ponce Bank Mutual Holding Company, and PDL Community Bancorp.

    Mr. Gurman is an investor in and manager of commercial and residential real estate properties in the New York metropolitan area. Mr. Gurman is a co-investor/manager of the same 13 properties as Mr. Feldman.

    Nick Lugo
    Director

    Nick R. Lugo has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Ponce De Leon Federal Bank since 1999. Mr. Lugo is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Ponce Bank, Ponce Bank Mutual Holding Company, and PDL Community Bancorp.

    Mr. Lugo is an investor in real estate properties located in the New York area. Mr. Lugo is also President of Nick Lugo Travel Corp., a company he founded in 1980. In addition, Mr. Lugo is also the owner and publisher of La Voz Hispana, New York’s largest Spanish weekly newspaper. Mr. Lugo also founded in 2006 the New York City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and serves as its Chairman and President. Mr. Lugo is a Director of the Southern Boulevard Business Improvement District.

    Carlos P. Naudon
    Director, President and Chief Executive Officer

    Carlos P. Naudon has served as director since 2014. Mr. Naudon served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Ponce De Leon Federal Bank beginning in 2015 and presently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ponce Bank. Mr. Naudon is President and Chief Executive Officer of PDL Community Bancorp and President and Chief Operating Officer of Ponce Bank Mutual Holding Company. Mr. Naudon is a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation. Prior to becoming President of Ponce De Leon Federal Bank, Mr. Naudon served as a consultant and compliance counsel to Ponce De Leon Federal Bank. Mr. Naudon owns Banking Spectrum, Inc., now a banking publishing company, formerly a bank consulting company. Until 2015, Mr. Naudon was a partner in the law firm of Allister & Naudon. Both of the foregoing firms were established in 1984 to provide services to banking institutions. Mr. Naudon, a retired CPA, became Of Counsel to the law firm Cullen & Dykman in 2015. Mr. Naudon has also previously served in many board positions at other companies, public and private. Before retiring from his consulting and law firms in 2015, Mr. Naudon was a frequent lecturer and speaker on banking issues, corporate governance, quality assurance and performance incentives. Mr. Naudon has current and previous service in various healthcare and community organizations and serves on the board of the Brooklyn Hospital Center of which he was the Chairman of the Board until 2018. Mr. Naudon is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and other professional associations. 

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