Metropolitan Bank Holding, the holding company for Metropolitan Commercial Bank, appointed Dixiana M. Berrios chief operating officer. She will report to Mark R. DeFazio, president and CEO of Metropolitan Bank Holding.

Berrios has more than 24 years of experience across a range of financial, digital and management disciplines, primarily in the banking sector. Most recently, she was executive vice president and director of operations at Amalgamated Bank in New York.

“We are truly fortunate to have Dixi join our team,” DeFazio said. “Her talents as both an innovator of banking and business solutions, as well as her leadership and motivational skills, are reflected in a remarkable track record of success over many years in our industry.”

“I’m very excited to start this new chapter with Metropolitan Commercial Bank,” Berrios said. “Metropolitan Commercial Bank has a great team and I look forward to helping the bank continue to flourish.”

Berrios started her banking career at Sterling National Bank in New York in 1996 and rose to senior vice president and director of bank operations before joining Amalgamated Bank.