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James P. (Jim) Blose Esq.

James P. Blose Esq. is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Webster Bank and Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE: WBS), a leading commercial bank with more than $60 billion in assets. He oversees all legal functions at the Bank, including governmental and regulatory relations for the company.

Jim most recently served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of Sterling National Bank and Sterling Bancorp, which he joined in 2015.

Prior to that, Jim was appointed Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Hudson Valley Holding Corp. and Hudson Valley Bank. Before joining Hudson Valley Bank, he was a partner with the law firm of Griffin, Coogan, Blose, Sulzer & Horgan, P.C., located in Bronxville, New York, since 2003.

Jim received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Scranton and his J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Jim is the chairman of the Sterling National Bank Foundation, and is president and founder of Titans Baseball, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit youth travel baseball program.