Executive Vice President &
Chief Human Resources Officer for CVS Health
Go Red For Women National Chair &
2019 Long Island Go Red For Women Chair:
Maria A. Grasso
Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Flushing Financial Corporation and Flushing Bank
Maria A. Grasso is Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Secretary of Flushing Financial Corporation and Flushing Bank. She joined the Bank in 2006 as Chief Operating Officer and was elected Corporate Secretary in 2007. Maria has managed the Retail Bank, Ethnic Markets, Business Banking, Government Banking, Internet Banking, Human Resources, Marketing, Sales and Operations of the Bank. Recently, she assumed responsibility for several of the company’s strategic initiatives including process reengineering, expense management, customer service and corporate-wide change management. Maria has been in the banking business for 30 years, beginning her career with Chase Manhattan. Prior to joining Flushing Financial, she held the title of Senior Vice President and Division Head of The Bank of New York for Long Island and Queens, overseeing an organization that served the personal and small business banking needs of customers throughout 102 branches.
Maria is currently a member of the National Board of the American Kidney Fund, President of the Hofstra University Zarb Business School Alumni Association, and a former Chair of United Way of Long Island’s Board of Directors and former chairperson of the Retail Banking Division Committee for the New York Bankers Association. Charitable organizations have benefited from Maria’s leadership and support. An advocate of volunteerism, she has volunteered for the March of Dimes, Long Island Care, Bias Help of Long Island, Women’s Fund of Long Island, the American Cancer Society, and Long Island Association for AIDS Care and Long Island Network of Community Services. Maria recently received the Anthony J. Stupore Memorial Live United Champion Award at the United Way Long Island Luncheon. Maria has a BBA in Finance from Hofstra University and an MBA in Marketing from Adelphi University.