Orange County Bancorp, Inc., parent company of Orange Bank &Trust Co. (the Bank) and Hudson Valley Investment Advisors, Inc. (HVIA), announced the appointment of Jonathan Rouis as new board chair of both the company's and Bank's board of directors effective June 17th, 2022. He assumes the position held for the past ten years by Lou Heimbach.
Mr. Rouis, who has been a Company director since 2018, is a CPA and Equity Partner for RBT CPAs, an accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting firm. Prior to that he was the managing partner at Rouis &Company LLP CPAs. Mr. Rouis also served in the Sullivan County Legislature and as its Chairman.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from St. Bonaventure University and is a member or past member of several professional and community organizations, including the Greater Hudson Valley Health Systems. Mr. Rowley, who has served on the board of the Company and the Bank since 2009, is an entrepreneur with an extensive background in construction and building supplies. He was the CEO and owner of Rowley Building Products and currently serves as President of Libertyville Capital Group and Rowley Development Corp.