President Huntington Joins Signature Bank and College Commission Boards


President Judith Huntington has been named to the board of directors of Signature Bank, and the board of trustees and executive committee of the Commission of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Signature Bank is a full-service commercial bank with 26 private client offices in New York City, Long Island, White Plains, and New Rochelle. Ranked third on Forbes' list of the best banks in America, Signature's network of private client banking teams meets the needs of privately owned businesses, their owners, and senior managers.

The mission of the Commission of Independent Colleges and Universities is to develop consensus among its more than 100 member campuses and to advance higher education public policy at the state and federal level. It is the formal organizational liaison with the New York State Board of Regents, the state’s Commissioner of Education, the chancellors of the State University and City University and with the proprietary sector.

Earlier this month, President Huntington was named to the Business Council of Westchester's Hall of Fame.

“I was humbled and pleased to be named the winner of the Women in Business Award by the Business Council of Westchester," she said. "And, I am truly pleased to join the Board of Directors of Signature Bank, a first-class financial institution with stellar financial growth and a strong commitment to its distinctive relationship-based banking discipline, as well as the Board of Trustees of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, which has a great impact on improving higher education policy and practice."

President Huntington has more than 25 years of experience in the financial arena. A certified public accountant, she joined The College of New Rochelle as vice president for financial affairs in 2001.

She worked for 15 years with the accounting firm KPMG LLP serving as audit senior manager in KPMG’s New York higher education practice and in the firm’s banking and SEC practice. She was also selected to serve on a sponsored internship/fellowship at the Financial Accounting Standards Board in Norwalk, Connecticut, spending two years working to develop accounting standards.

President Huntington is a member of the board of directors of the Westchester County Association and serves on the Lower Hudson Valley Catholic Consortium. She received the Apex Advocacy Award from the Westchester County Association for her participation on the Association’s Property Tax Alliance.

She holds a bachelor of business administration (magna cum laude) degree from Pace University. In addition, she participated in the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Seminar for New Presidents. She and her family are residents of New Milford, Connecticut.