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Richard Heese Recognized as SONYMA Top Producer

Posted December 4, 2020


(Kingston, NY) Ulster Savings Bank is pleased to announce that Richard Heese, Mortgage Specialist at the Bank’s 180 Schwenk Drive, Kingston headquarters, has been recognized as one of the State of New York Mortgage Agency’s (SONYMA) “2019 Top Producing Loan Officers.” Every year, SONYMA assesses the quality and volume of loan production from lenders and their loan officers. They use this data to select the top producers in each region of the state.

An agency of NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), SONYMA works to preserve housing affordability and partners with many private, public, and nonprofit agencies. They offer loan programs to assist first-time homebuyers in New York State.

“This recognition from SONYMA is a testament to Richard’s commitment to our mortgage customers, especially our first-time homebuyers,” said Bill Calderara, President and CEO of Ulster Savings Bank. “To receive this honor is truly admirable,” he added.

Mr. Heese, a Saugerties resident, has over 50 years in the banking industry and has served as a Mortgage Specialist at Ulster Savings Bank since 2015. He currently serves as an advisory member to the Rural Ulster Preservation Company (RUPCO) Board of Directors after previously serving as their Chairperson and Board Member. Richard works closely with RUPCO assisting first-time homebuyers. He is also Chair of their Homeownership Center and Chair of their Financial Committee.

About Ulster Savings Bank:
Headquartered in Kingston, New York, Ulster Savings Bank is a Mutual Savings Bank with assets of $1.041 billion. Ulster Savings Bank has 14 branches located in Kingston, Lake Katrine, Gardiner, New Paltz, Newburgh, Phoenicia, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook, Saugerties, Stone Ridge, Wappingers Falls, and Woodstock. Additional mortgage lending offices are located in Orange, Dutchess, and Westchester counties.
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