Cross County Federal Savings Bank of Middle Village, N.Y., has hired Carmine M. Tenga, former acting superintendent of the New York State Banking Department, as president and chief executive officer.
He succeeded Thomas Basta, who left the company last year.
Cross County Federal is a mutual thrift with $225 million of assets. It is based in New York City's borough of Queens and has five branches.
Mr. Tenga was acting superintendent of the state Banking Department from June 1994 to January 1995, and before that was deputy superintendent of its thrift institutions division. He worked at the department for 27 years in all.
After retiring he established a bank consulting business and became a director of Floral Park, N.Y.-based North Side Savings Bank. When it was bought by North Fork Bancorp of Melville, N.Y., in late 1996, he became a consultant to North Fork and a member of its advisory board.
Cross County Federal also elected Joseph Farber as a director. Mr. Farber is a partner at the law firm of Previte, Farber & Rosen.