December 25, 2014
By Stephanie West
New York, N.Y – Amalgamated Bank announced that Sam Brown, a former aide in the Obama administration, has been selected to lead the bank’s business development team to customize banking services for unions.
“We are a bank invested in serving working people, and Sam’s deep understanding of progressive organizations combined with his financial expertise makes him a perfect fit for us,” said Keith Mestrich, President and CEO of Amalgamated Bank. “Sam joins a strong team and will further grow our outreach to progressive communities, harnessing our reputation as the leader in progressive finance.”
Brown joins Amalgamated Bank after serving in various positions with President Obama over the past eight years, most recently in the White House’s Office of Public Engagement. Before serving as Director of the White House Business Council, Brown was the founding Chief Operating Officer of Organizing for Action. From 2011 to 2012, Brown served as Finance Chief of Staff for the Obama-Biden 2012 campaign.
At the White House, Brown worked closely on economic policies to help America’s working families and small businesses succeed. He developed partnerships with American companies to increase opportunities for the long term unemployed. At Amalgamated Bank, he will lead a specialized team to develop customized banking services for unions and non-profit organizations.