Hudson Valley Holding (HVB) in Yonkers, N.Y. has hired a chief banking officer.

The $3 billion-asset company said in a press release Wednesday that Scott Skorobohaty will be responsible for all commercial banking operations, which include serving small and midsize businesses, professional services firms and nonprofits.

As chief banking officer, Skorobohaty is expected to strengthen product sales and focus on the company's future expansion and diversifying loans and deposits, Stephen Brown, Hudson's president and chief executive, said in the release.

Skorobohaty previously served as a principal of Vortex Group, a commercial real estate company that specializes in tenant representation in New York. He had also held executive posts at BankUnited, Capital One and North Fork Bank.

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