People: Hudson City Bancorp Inc (HCBK.OQ)
9 Dec 2013
Mr. Joseph G. Sponholz is Independent Director of Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. Joseph G. Sponholz is a retired Vice Chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank, a position he held from 1997 to his retirement in 2000. Prior to assuming the position of Vice Chairman, Mr. Sponholz had served as Chief Administrative Officer of Chase Manhattan Bank. Serving as a member of Chases Executive Committee, Mr. Sponholz spearheaded the Company's Internet efforts as leader of Chase.com. Prior to its merger with Chase, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Technology Officer at Chemical Bank as part of a 20 year career at that institution and its successor. Prior to joining Chemical Bank, Mr. Sponholz spent 7 years, including two years as a Partner, at the financial advisory firm of Booz Allen Hamilton. A graduate of Fordham University, Mr. Sponholz holds an MBA in Finance from New York University. Mr. Sponholz served as our lead independent director from 2008 until March 31, 2012, and currently serves as Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee. As the former Chief Financial Officer of one of the largest banks in the country, Mr. Sponholz is recognized as an industry leader in the areas of business strategy, technology and financial management. During his 30 year career working in the banking industry, Mr. Sponholz held many significant leadership roles and developed a detailed understanding of financial institutions and the financial, operational and regulatory issues they confront on a daily basis. Mr. Sponholz'Ãâ¬s financial and leadership skills and his experience and knowledge of the financial services industry, and the unique contribution he makes as the only continuing outside director with experience as a senior retail and commercial banking executive, strengthen the BoardÃâ¬s collective knowledge, capabilities and experience.
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