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Ana Oliveira, board chair Of Bklyn Chamber, named To board at St. Francis

January 12, 2021 Brooklyn Eagle staff

St. Francis College on Remsen Street has named Ana Oliveira, senior vice president, and New York market executive at Investors Bank and board chair of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, to its board of trustees.

She has already been involved in efforts to support the college and was given its “Pace e Bene” award in 2019.

In her Investors Bank position, Oliveira oversees 48 branches in the New York market. She joined the company in 2010 when the bank acquired Millennium Bank, where she was serving as a regional manager for the retail division.

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Oliveira has been very active in community affairs in the Greater New York area. She serves on the boards of trustees of Futures in Education and the JCC of Staten Island.   She previously served on the board of directors for
the Queens Theatre, New Jersey City University Foundation, and the Portuguese American Chamber of Commerce in New Jersey. In addition, she served as the treasurer of the Portuguese American Congress of New Jersey.

In addition, she has received numerous professional accolades, including some from Brooklyn groups and officials.

She received the “Neighbor of the Year” Award from the North Brooklyn Angels, a volunteer-based organization that provides meals to the hungry, in March 2019. In 2017, City & State honored Oliveira with its Community-Corporate Responsibility Award.  In 2016, the Federation of Italian American Organizations, headquartered in Southern Brooklyn, named her its Business Woman of the Year.  Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams presented Oliveira with the Brooklyn Business Cornerstones Award in 2015.

“Ana is a familiar face to many of us at St. Francis College already, having been a partner in mission by lending her time and expertise so selflessly to our students, alumni and friends over the years,” said SFC President Miguel Martinez-Saenz. “I’m endlessly impressed by Ana’s astute business leadership and her championing of women in all professional environments.  She will continue to enrich our work tremendously. Along with the entire board, I’m thrilled to welcome her.”

“I’m enthusiastic about joining the Board of Trustees of St. Francis College because I know the school helps encourage, motivate and guide students to achieve their potential in life,” said Oliveira. “To that end, I hope to share my insights about the skills and abilities that companies and communities are seeking from our next generation of leaders. St. Francis College is serving New York City and the wider world in many ways by producing exceptional graduates, and it’s important to me that the College has the resources to meet each student’s needs.”

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Before working at Investors Bank, Oliveira held positions at Penn Federal Savings Bank which was acquired by Garden State Community Bank (a division of NYCB) in 2007, where she served as first vice president and regional manager in Northern New Jersey.

Oliveira graduated from East Side High School in Newark before earning her BA in English and Journalism from New Jersey City University.

Oliveira is the third new trustee to join the College in the 2020-21 academic year. In September 2020, the college announced the appointments of Arkell Cox and Charles D. Smith Jr. to the board.


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