John T. Adams began his banking career in 1983 with Columbia Savings and Loan, a/k/a Columbia Federal Savings Bank and CFS Bank as a management trainee working his way to Assistant Branch Manager. After approximately 4 years in retail banking at Columbia Federal Savings Bank, he moved to real estate appraisal and commercial loan origination for the Bank. Since being acquired by New York Community Bank (NYCB) in 2000, Mr. Adams is First Senior Vice President /Senior Mortgage Lending AND Chief Administrative with the Commercial Real Estate Lending Group.
Mr. Adams currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Cleary School for the Deaf, Catholic Charities and served on the Board for the Thomas Hartman Parkinson’s Foundation. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Community Bankers Mortgage Forum where he is also a Past President. He is an active member of the Metropolitan Mortgage Officers Society, Long Island Builders Institute, Queens & Bronx Builders Association and serves on the Board of the New York Community Foundation. He also served as a Chair on Committees of special events for The Nature Conservancy, Dowling College, North Shore Family & Child Guidance Center, Tilles Center for the Performing Artsand the Robert W. Greene Summer Institute for High School Journalists.
Mr. Adams is a graduate of New York Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Business Administration. He is a graduate, with honors, of the National School of Banking at Fairfield University, was an adjunct Professor for REPI (Real Estate Practitioners Institute) at C. W. Post Community College and a New York State Real Estate Appraiser.