New York Community Bancorp, Inc. announced the appointment of Craig Gifford as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Craig brings more than 30 years of banking experience, most recently as EVP, Enterprise Operations with U.S. Bancorp where he led all physical operations, including the distribution strategy for the bank's branch and ATM network. Previously, he served as U.S. Bancorp's Corporate Controller, and prior to that, as Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller for Guaranty Financial Group, following a 13-year career in the financial services group of Ernst and Young LLP.

Craig brings proven experience in navigating challenging financial environments, including raising capital and delivering profitable results.