Lauren Stamm, recently promoted to assistant treasurer and branch manager of Apple Bank’s Cedarhurst office, has hit the ground running in her new role, with customer outreach and community involvement at the top of her priority list.
With over eight years’ tenure at Apple Bank, Lauren began her career in the bank’s management training program. She has worked at over 10 locations throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and now Long Island.
Along the way, Lauren has built longstanding, multi-generational customer relationships based on trust and getting to know her customers. “I believe it is important to go beyond the normal day-to-day transactions with customers and to provide each one with completely comprehensive personalized service,” Lauren says. “We work together to arrive at the solutions they are looking for.” Lauren adds, “Trust is key. When I tell my customers that I will take care of something, they know I’ll do it.”
Apple Bank acquired 29 branch offices from Emigrant Savings Bank earlier this year, expanding the bank’s footprint to 77 branches in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester. Lauren is delighted to be growing along with Apple Bank. “The bank is celebrating over 150 years of providing individuals and businesses with neighborhood branch banking. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and believe that individual attention to customers is what sets us apart from other banks,” she says.
Lauren spent the past four years as a member of the management team at Brooklyn’s bustling Avenue J branch. She notes, “Working in a primarily Orthodox Jewish community, in an extremely busy branch, has been an invaluable experience. As a modern Orthodox Jew myself, I feel that I have a better understanding of the needs and expectations of the thriving Cedarhurst community and surrounding areas.”
Lauren notes that Cedarhurst customers are excited to see a modern Orthodox Jewish female manager at the helm and getting involved in the community. “I have received tremendous support from our customers and my branch team,” she says. “I’m looking forward to expanding the branch’s already solid customer base, relationship by relationship!”
Born and raised in South Florida, Lauren attended Hillel Community Day School in North Miami Beach. She came to New York to attend Yeshiva University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree with a double major in business management and international business.
Throughout her university career, Lauren was active in both academic and athletic extracurricular activities. She founded the International Business Club and served as a business editor, writer, and cartoonist for the Yeshiva University newspaper. An award-winning fencer, Lauren served as sabre captain of the university fencing team. She earned a Dean’s Award for academic excellence and the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Award.
Lauren received her MBA from Touro Business School, where she was class commencement speaker at graduation. Her Apple Bank credentials include a license to sell life insurance and fixed annuities. Lauren is also a licensed notary public.
Lauren and her husband lived on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for a number of years, where she served as an NYPD Auxiliary Police Officer (now retired). She now resides in Forest Hills with her husband and young son.
To reach Lauren Stamm at Apple Bank’s Cedarhurst office, please call 516-295-2698. The Apple Bank Cedarhurst branch is located at 115 Cedarhurst Avenue. Branch hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 pm, Thursday, 9:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. v