February 20, 2018

Statement by New York Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Regarding on the Passing of DFS State Charter Advisory Board Member Joseph G. Perri

I am very saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of Joseph G. Perri, member of the Department of Financial Services State Charter Advisory Board and former President and CEO of Gold Coast Bank. Joe appreciated the value of a robust state banking regulatory system and was committed to meeting the financial services needs of consumers in communities across Long Island and Brooklyn. The entire DFS team mourns his passing and will miss his valued contributions to fostering and growing New York’s strong state-chartered banking system. We will also miss his collegiality and sense of humor at our advisory board meetings.  My sincerest condolences to Joe’s family and friends during this difficult time.