Thomas S. Gulotta, Flushing Financial Board Member, Passes Away

Thomas S. Gulotta, a member of the Flushing Financial Board of Directors, has passed away. He was 75.

Gulotta originally joined Flushing Financial as an Advisory Board member in 2010 and became an active board member in 2013.

Gulotta was a former Nassau County Executive and most recently served as the CEO of Executive Strategies. He also served as a gubernatorial appointee as the director of the United Nations Development Corporation and as special counsel to the law firm of Albanese & Albanese. He was admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

In addition to his illustrious career, Gulotta served in both the public and private sectors. His involvement with over 65 community organizations resulted in awards and honors from diverse organizations including the Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor, Drug Fighter of the Year from the New York State Senate, the Pope John XXIII Humanitarian Award and the Israel Peace Award.

John R. Buran, president and CEO of Flushing Financial, stated, “I am deeply saddened by the news of Tom’s passing. He has been a friend and colleague for more than 30 years. His dynamic personality, brilliant legal mind, and connection to local community and business leaders made him an invaluable member of our board. Our organization benefited greatly from his insights and I know I speak for all of the board members when I say that he has left a void in our organization and our hearts.”

Alfred A. DelliBovi, Flushing Financial chairman, added, “The board and staff extend our deepest condolences to the Gulotta family. We will be forever grateful to Tom for his dedication and service to Flushing Financial and the bank. It’s been a privilege for me and the other members of our Board of Directors to work with Tom over the years. He will be greatly missed by all.”

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