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PCSB Bank’s Michelle A. Nicholas Awarded Crain’s Honors

PCSB Bank announced Michelle A. Nicholas, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Community Development, has been awarded two prestigious honors by Crain’s New York Business. She was named to Crain’s 2022 list of Notable Black Leaders and Executives as well as Notable Diverse Leaders in Banking and Finance.

In her role at PCSB, Ms. Nicholas is responsible for shaping the Bank’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) strategy as well as engaging external audiences on areas of community development throughout its lower Hudson Valley footprint.

“We congratulate Michelle on this significant and well-deserved recognition from Crain’s,” said Joseph D. Roberto, Chairman, President & CEO, PCSB Bank. “Her remarkable contribution has enabled our bank to design and implement DE&I initiatives that deeply impact the communities we serve—fulfilling our core mission of offering the highest level of service to our customers as caring neighbors and business partners.”

Ms. Nicholas commented, “I’m incredibly honored to be chosen by Crain’s for these awards and proud to be able to make a difference in the lives of our people and communities—from our PCSB Community Foundation supporting local nonprofits to advancing homeownership equity. People and the advancement of community is my life’s mission, and it is very gratifying to be part of a financial institution that truly values fairness, respect and equity.”

Upon joining PCSB Bank in 2021, Ms. Nicholas brought extensive senior-level experience in the corporate, nonprofit and government sectors, including serving as Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Westchester County and Vice President, Development and External Affairs at Family Services of Westchester. She is also chair of the Racial Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee of Nonprofit Westchester and the Economic Development Committee at Westchester County’s African American Advisory Board.

Crain’s Notable Black Leaders and Executives and Notable Diverse Leaders in Banking honorees were selected based on their career accomplishments and broader community involvement.


About PCSB Bank

PCSB Bank (, a New York-chartered stock commercial bank, has served the banking needs of its customers in the Lower Hudson Valley of New York State since 1871. It operates from its executive offices/headquarters and 14 branch offices located throughout Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties in New York.

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