Ed Blaskey joined Sterling National Bank as executive vice president and market president for Long Island. Blaskey, who will be based in Sterling’s Melville, NY office, will report to Jack Kopnisky, Sterling’s president and CEO.

“As we have continued to grow, Long Island has emerged as a key focus area for us,” said Kopnisky. “We are thrilled to welcome someone with Ed’s pedigree, market knowledge and deep Long Island roots to lead our efforts in the region. He has extensive background in commercial lending and business banking, an understanding of the specific needs of Long Island clients, and proven leadership abilities.”

Blaskey was most recently market president for the suburban New York and Long Island Markets at TD National Bank, where he grew the bank’s Commercial Lending, Wealth, Cash Management and Government Banking businesses. Blaskey oversaw TD’s regional commercial loan portfolio, as well as supporting a retail network of 100 locations with $12 billion in deposits.