Patricia Schaubeck joined the Bank in September, 2014 as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. In her role, she advises the Bank’s Management and the Board of Directors on legal, strategic, regulatory and governance issues. Ms. Schaubeck has an extensive background advising financial institutions on complex legal and regulatory matters. Most recently, she served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Suffolk Bancorp, Inc. in Riverhead, N.Y., and its subsidiary Suffolk County National Bank. Prior to her tenure at Suffolk, Ms. Schaubeck served as General Counsel of State Bancorp, Inc. and its subsidiary State Bank of Long Island. Ms. Schaubeck has practiced at several prominent law firms, representing financial institutions and real estate clients in a variety of corporate, regulatory, banking and securities issues. She began her professional career as an examiner for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in their Philadelphia offices. She received both her JD and MBA from St. John’s University in Jamaica, N.Y.