Sean Umhafer joined Sterling National Bank as senior managing director and senior vice president.

He will be based in Sterling’s Melville, NY office and report to Ed Blaskey, executive vice president and Long Island Market president. Umhafer will focus on client relationship management and business development activities.

Umhafer was most recently vice president at M&T Bank, where he led the Long Island Middle Market Lending team, driving loan portfolio growth. Prior to M&T Bank, Umhafer served as vice president of Washington Mutual Bank, where he managed the expansion of their middle market commercial loan portfolio.

“We are truly excited to welcome Sean to our growing Long Island team,” said Blaskey. “Sean has strong business acumen, strategic insight, and deep experience in serving bank clients as a trusted advisor. We look forward to working closely with Sean as we build on our business in the Long Island market.”