National Association of Professional Women Inducts Toni-Ann Sforza, Senior VP and Director of Human Resources at Amalgamated Bank, Into its VIP Woman of the Year

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Toni-Ann Sforza as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized for leadership in human resources. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization
for professional women, boasting more than 700,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.
“I’m pleased to welcome Toni-Ann into this exceptional group of professional women,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.”
Ms. Sforza is a successful, results-oriented human resources leader with a proven ability to build trust and credibility at all organizational levels.
Ms. Sforza’s interest in human resources dates back to when she was 14 years old, working as a summer intern at a law firm specializing in labor and employment. Throughout college, she worked in human resources, honing in on the financial services industry. Ms. Sforza joined Amalgamated Bank from Hudson Valley Bank. She is currently Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources, reporting to Keith Mestrich, President and CEO.
Ms. Sforza is responsible for the Human Resources, Corporate Security and General Services teams. She oversees key functions, including benefit administration, payroll, compensation, recruitment, employee engagement, employee and labor relations, performance management and development.
At Amalgamated Bank, the largest majority union-owned bank in America, half of the workforce is represented by two unions. As such, managing employee relations also entails managing collective bargaining agreements between the bank and the unions. Amalgamated Bank has approximately 400 employees located in New York City, New Jersey, California and Washington, DC. The bank’s corporate divisions include Community Banking, Business Development, Investment Management and Commercial Lending.
Founded in 1923, Amalgamated Bank has been committed to affordable and accessible banking for all. The bank is proud to advocate for the advancement of workers’ rights, offer products and services designed to support working families and promote corporate responsibility through shareholder activism.
Ms. Sforza is being honored as a leader and role model for her profession, as one who not only delivers, but adheres to a high standard of professionalism.
NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve.