President & Chief Executive Officer
Keith Mestrich is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Amalgamated Bank and brings with him 25 years of experience working with the bank's core constituencies in the labor movement and non-profit organizations. Keith joined Amalgamated in June of 2012 and directed the bank's Washington Region where he coordinated the bank's operation's in the nation's capital.
Prior to joining Amalgamated Bank, Keith served as the Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chief of Staff for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). In his capacity at SEIU, Keith also served as a trustee on three separate Taft-Hartley funds and on the Investment Committee for the SEIU Master Trust.
Keith is a 25-year veteran of the labor movement, beginning his career as a researcher at the AFL-CIO where he gained experience assisting unions on hundreds of organizing, bargaining and political campaigns. In 2002, Keith went to work for UNITE, the bank's majority shareholder, where he served in various capacities including Director of Corporate Affairs, President of one of the union's locals and Executive Assistant to the International President. Following the formation of Worker's United, Keith was named the new union's first Chief of Staff.
Keith is currently on the Board of Directors and serves as Treasurer of the Union Health Center in New York City and the DC Employment Justice Center. He is also on the Board of Directors of the National Consumers League.
Keith received a degree in Political Science and Public Policy from Kalamazoo College where he graduated magna cum laude and was inducted as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.