HKSB News Release
March 18, 2010, New York — Christopher D. Maher has been elected chairman of the Board of Trustees for Helen Keller Services for the Blind (HKSB.
An active board member since 1998, Mr. Maher succeeds Mr. Richard T. Arkwright as Chairman. Mr. Arkwright is Chairman of Analytic Asset Management Inc. and will remain on the Board as Vice Chairman.
“Chris has been a strong advocate for Helen Keller Services for the Blind for many years,” said Mr. Thomas J. Edwards, President & CEO of HKSB. “His leadership will guide us in enhancing our efforts to serve the visually impaired and blind in our community.”
With over 300 employees, Helen Keller Services for the Blind has offices in Brooklyn, Hempstead and Huntington and oversees the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults in Sands Point.
Mr. Maher is an Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Officer of Dime Community Bancshares, Inc., a community bank with $4 billion in assets. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Maher was a Senior Vice President at BISYS Information Services, L.P., a unit of the BISYS Group, Inc., a diversified financial services firm. Mr. Maher’s banking experience includes work for several New York City metropolitan area banks, including The Dime Savings Bank of New York, Anchor Savings Bank, Chemical Bank, and Chatham Savings. He is also a former Director of the IFX Forum, a financial services technology standards organization.
Mr. Maher is a graduate of the Consumer Bankers Association/University of Virginia Graduate School of Retail Bank Management and holds a B.S. degree in Finance from Upsala College.