Community First! The people you meet…Jim DiSalvo, branch manager Highland Falls.

Our new TV ads running feature our branch managers out and about in the community.  We thought we would brag on them a little bit in order to help you get to know them a little bit better.  Since this week we are focusing on Highland Falls, it is only natural we would start with the branch manager at that location, Jim DiSalvo.

A few things about Jim DiSalvo, Branch Manager at Highland Falls:

For the last 4 years, Jim DiSalvo has served as branch manager for the Highland Falls location of Wallkill Valley Federal Savings and Loan.  Prior to becoming part of the WVFSL family, Jim built his banking career working at Navy Federal and Highland Falls Federal.  A Highland Falls native, Jim is very involved in our community.  He has served on the boards of both the Town of Highlands as well as the Village of Highland Falls.  He has spent time on the Village Planning Board and as the Receiver of Taxes.  He is currently serving as a member of the Orange County Legislator representing all of Highlands, Woodbury 1, 2, 8, 9 and the Village of Harriman.  He has been a member of the Highland Falls Rotary, the Elks Lodge, the Knights of Columbus and the Highland Falls Fire Department.  When he is not at work, you might find him outside fishing or golfing.  His other hobbies include chess and talking to people (That must be why he is such a great fit for our unique style of banking!) 

Did you happen to catch what he said about Highland Falls in this week’s blog?  You can read the full blog here, but here is the quote from Jim which is a great endorsement for our community:

“So most people would think that a small community can’t provide things that a big town or city would.  For example; being able to grow up, go to school locally, live, have a career and see your family expand all in the same little town that you started in.  I am living proof that this can and has happened. I started at Sacred Heart School in Highland Falls, moved on to John S. Burke in Goshen, (there were 10 of us at the time and we all took a van to go to school) then off to Orange County Community College and finally Mount Saint Mary College.  I have worked at Bear Mountain State Park, like my dad and uncles before me.  I have been able to secure a banking career at the very same place in Highland Falls were my grandma opened my first savings account.  Another great aspect about a small community is that I live less than a mile from where I work.  Highland Falls has provided most, if not everything for me.  There are opportunities and I learned so much from its great history and its interesting people.”

If you live or work in Highland Falls and are looking to build a relationship with your bank, we invite you to stop by the branch and introduce yourself to Jim!  He would love to find out more about your financial goals and fill you in on some of the products and services that make Wallkill Valley Federal Savings and Loan so unique.  We are located at 225 Main Street, stop in and say Hello today!