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Empire National Bank Promotes LIU Post Alumnus Christopher J. Hilton to Executive Vice President


Rita Langdon,Associate Provost and Director of Public Relations
LIU Post,
Long Island University

Christopher HiltonChristopher J. Hilton, a 2005 graduate of the M.B.A. program at LIU Post, has been promoted to executive vice president of Empire National Bank, a full-service community bank headquartered in Islandia, New York. He retains his role as Chief Credit Officer.

Hilton has been a member of Empire National’s management team since the financial institution’s 2008 launch. Prior to this appointment, he held the title of Senior Vice President. His responsibilities include managing and administering all aspects of credit and lending functions and serving as the bank’s Community Reinvestment Act officer.

“Chris’ comprehensive knowledge of all facets of the lending and credit approval process, along with his familiarity of complex regulatory requirements, has been integral to the growth of the bank and its sound financial foothold. His new title reflects the importance of his responsibilities,” said Empire National Bank’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Douglas C. Manditch.

Prior to joining Empire National, Hilton held the title of vice president and commercial loan officer at New York Commercial Bank following its acquisition of Long Island Commercial Bank.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island and a Master of Business Administration from Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus (now known as LIU Post).

Hilton’s involvement in Long Island’s philanthropic community includes serving as a director for the Child Care Council of Suffolk, Inc. and as board secretary and director of the Long Island Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. An active professional, he is a director of the Long Island Chapter of the Risk Management Association.

Empire National Bank is built upon the foundation of time-honored values, personal service and emerging technologies. The bank has developed a wide array of innovative products and services specifically designed to meet the needs of small to mid-sized privately owned businesses, professional practices and not-for-profit organizations seeking a “neighborhood” banking experience. Headquartered in Islandia, New York, Empire National Bank is led by a management team of experienced bankers who are committed to supporting the Long Island community. For more information, visit

Posted 01/25/2012

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