Business 100 – 2018

Thomas Fitzgerald/Sterling National Bank

Tom, born in Glin, County Limerick, serves as Vice President and Business Development Officer at Sterling National Bank. He is proud to be part of the success that has grown the bank to $33 billion in assets, and works to help local businesses and non-profits manage their financial needs, growth, and development.

Prior to joining the Sterling team, Tom owned a Coca-Cola franchise for 30 years, and one of his most memorable moments was crossing the finish line of his first New York City Marathon with a can of Coke held high in his hand.

Tom serves on the board of directors for Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster counties and is deeply committed to the agency’s mission to help those in need. He has a deep affection for the people of Ireland and enjoys their remarkable sense of humor, warm welcome, and open door for family, friends, neighbors, and strangers alike – and always with a smile.

Tom, and his wife Madeline, live in Orange County’s beautiful Town of Warwick where they raised four children, now grown, James, Thomas, Amy, and Dale. ♦