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Thomas M. O’Brien


Thomas O’Brien joined Sun National Bank in July 2014 as President and Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. O’Brien serves on the Boards of Sun Bancorp, Inc., and Sun National Bank.  An accomplished leader in the financial services industry with nearly 40 years of industry experience, Mr. O’Brien most recently served as a Director of BankUnited, Inc.  Previously, Mr. O’Brien served as President and Chief Executive Officer of State Bank of Long Island/State Bancorp, Inc. from November 2006 to January 2012.  From 2000 to 2006, Mr. O’Brien was President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Bank of New York and, following the acquisition of Atlantic Bank of NY by New York Commercial Bank, continued to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer during the post-closing transition.  From 1996 to 2000, Mr. O’Brien was Vice Chairman and a board member of North Fork Bank and North Fork Bancorporation, Inc.  From 1977 to 1996, Mr. O’Brien was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of North Side Savings Bank.


Mr. O’Brien served as a director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York from 2008 to 2012 and served as Chairman of NY Bankers Association in 2007.  He is currently Trustee and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Prudential Insurance Company of America $175 Billion Annuity Fund Complex, Vice Chairman of the board and Chairman of the Finance Committee of Archcare and Catholic Healthcare Foundation for the Archdiocese of New York.  Mr. O’Brien has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Niagara University and a Masters of Business Administration from Iona College.