Second Vice Chairperson
Kevin O'Connor is currently involved in strategic consulting, He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Dime Community Bank the successor organization to BNB Bank after the merger between these two organizations in 2021. Dime Bank is one of the region’s largest community banks with over 50 branches, 800 employees and $12 billion in assets. Mr. O’Connor served as the Chief Executive Officer of the bank for 16 years, where he led the Long Island community institution through a period of dramatic growth and financial stability. Other roles in financial services included senior positions at North Fork Bank and KPMG.
Throughout his career, Mr. O’Connor’s leadership strategy has focused on creating a culture where organic growth and exemplary community-based customer service can thrive. Local businesses from Manhattan to Montauk have benefited from Mr. O’Connor’s lifelong commitment to the communities the bank served. Mr. O’Connor has been named one of Long Island's top CEOs by Long Island Business News and during his tenure as CEO, BNB Bank was consistently rated by Newsday as one of the top places to work on Long Island.
Mr. O’Connor sits on the boards of Pursuit and the Hauppauge Industrial Association. Mr. O’Connor is a current member of the Board of Trustees of Suffolk County Community College and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
A Long Island native, Mr. O’Connor holds accounting degrees from Suffolk Community College and Adelphi University. Kevin is a lifelong supporter of the Suffolk County Boy Scouts, and the Long Island chapter of the American Heart Association. He currently serves on the Boards of Habitat for Humanity and United Veterans Beacon House. Mr. O’Connor also led the creation of the Dime Community Bank Foundation, designed to expand the reach of the Bank’s local charitable efforts. Mr. O’Connor has three sons and makes his home in Great River, New York.