David DeVito joined Dime Community Bancshares, the parent company of Dime Community Bank, as senior vice president and group leader. Recently, DeVito was senior vice president and team leader at People’s United Bank.

Prior to People’s United Bank’s acquisition of Suffolk County National Bank, DeVito was a senior lender at Suffolk and was responsible for managing commercial lending relationships.

“Dave is a very well-regarded community banker with deep ties in his local communities and a proven track record,” Conrad Gunther, chief lending officer of Dime Community Bank, said. “His client-centric focus makes him an excellent fit for Dime as we grow the premier business bank on Greater Long Island. We look forward to bringing him on board and capitalizing on the disruption in our marketplace from recently announced large M&A transactions involving our competitors.”