Board of Directors
William M. Isaac (Chairman)
William M. Isaac headed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation during the banking crisis of the 1980s, serving under Presidents Carter and Reagan from 1978 through 1985. Mr. Isaac founded The Secura Group, a leading consulting firm, in 1986. Secura was acquired by FTI Consulting in 2011, where Mr. Isaac served as senior managing director through 2019 when Mr. Isaac partnered with Howard Milstein in the financial services business, serving on the boards of New York Private Bank & Trust and Emigrant Bank, as well as serving as non-executive Chairman of Sarasota Private Trust and Cleveland Private Trust. The Isaac-Milstein Group is their financial consulting arm.
Mr. Isaac is Member, Board of Directors of the Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, Florida; Member, Board of Directors, Total System Services (TSYS); Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fifth Third Bancorp; Chairman of the Isaac Family Property Companies; Life Member of the Board of Directors of The Ohio State University Foundation; Member of the Board of Directors of BankCap Investment Fund; and Member, of the Bretton Woods Committee.
Mr. Isaac received an honorary LLD from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, a JD, summa cum laude, from the College of Law at The Ohio State University and a BS in Business Administration and Economics from Miami University.
John R. Hart
Mr. Hart is President and CEO of Sarasota Private Trust Company and is Vice Chairman of New York Private Bank & Trust Company. He also serves as a Director of the Board of Cleveland Private Trust Company. Mr. Hart has over 40 years of experience in the banking sector, primarily in Investments and Private Wealth Management. He is responsible for the Private Banking Division and the Capital Markets Division of Emigrant Bank which oversees investments in private equity funds, hedge funds, common stocks, municipal and corporate bonds, and other fixed income instruments. Mr. Hart also oversees New York Private Finance which provides credit to finance strategic investments for private investors. Additionally, he oversees Aperture Media Partners, a specialty finance business in the film and television industry.
In civic and philanthropic activities, Mr. Hart is a Board Member of Opportunity International, a past Chairman of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, the Christian Heritage School and Hope Church. He is also currently a National Advisor to Rev. Tim Keller, an American theologian, author and pastor.
Mr. Hart holds an MBA in Finance from Saint Joseph’s University and a B.A. in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University.
Andrew E. Randall
Andrew E. Randall is President and CEO of Cleveland Private Trust Company where he also serves as a Director of the Board. He is responsible for business development and relationship management. Prior to joining New York Private Bank & Trust, Mr. Randall was President of TriState Capital Bank’s Ohio operation, and before that, spent ten years as Executive Vice President & Chairman of U.S. Bank in Cleveland responsible for all business activities in Northern & Central Ohio. He is a former President of U.S. Bank’s Wisconsin operation that held $18 billion in total assets and was responsible for commercial banking activities including consumer and private banking, commercial real estate, asset and treasury management. Mr. Randall also spent 20 years with Bank of America, working in New York, Mexico, Singapore, Hong Kong and San Francisco. There he held various lending roles and also served as Senior Vice President and Director of Treasury Management responsible for generating annual revenues of $200 million.
Mr. Randall has a number of civic interests, which include Board Member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Chairman Board of Cuyahoga Community College, Past President Board of Directors Park Synagogue, Board Member Menorah Park Senior Living Facility and Trustee of Cleveland Clinic. He received his M.B.A. in Finance from Syracuse University and a B.S. in Business Management from Bradley University.
George J. Dickson, Jr.
George J. Dickson, Jr. is Senior Executive Vice President, Co-head of Capital Markets and Chief Investment Officer for New York Private Bank and Trust and Emigrant Bank. Mr. Dickson has been an executive officer of Emigrant Bank since 1988. He is a founding member of the Bank’s Asset/Liability Committee, managing and advising nearly $5 billion of mortgage-backed securities, corporate bonds, preferred stocks, U.S. Government Securities, and municipal bonds. Mr. Dickson also advises separately managed accounts for New York Private Bank & Trust clients and reviews alternative investment allocations for suitability.
For more than 30 years, he has been integrally involved with all of the Bank’s Capital Markets initiatives, ranging from operating the wholesale money market desk to the highly successful U.S. Treasury, GNMA MBS, and municipal bond trading programs. He created and managed the NYPB&T Municipal Liquidity Fund (MF-1 LP), a special purpose hedge fund designed to capitalize on unique opportunities that arose during the financial crisis. Prior to joining Emigrant Bank, he was an Investment Strategist at Meritor (PSFS) Bank in Philadelphia.
Mr. Dickson holds a B.S. degree from Drexel University, with a dual major in Finance and Economics, and an M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Eric Kaplan has, since 2003, been a senior financial consultant with Bristol Consultants, LLC and with predecessor companies since 1985. Mr. Kaplan provides consulting services to high net worth investors and has particular expertise in real estate development and operation. Prior to joining Bristol’s predecessor companies, Mr. Kaplan worked for International Financial Group between 1983 and 1995 and later worked as a manager in the tax consulting services division of Arthur Young & Company (a predecessor of Ernst & Young) during 1980 through 1983. Mr. Kaplan is a CPA and is a member of the New York, Florida and New Jersey bars. He graduated with honors from Bernard M. Baruch College in 1978 where he received a B.B.A. He also graduated from New York Law School where he earned a J.D. in 1983 and later earned his LLM in tax in 2013.
Eric Kaplan serves on the board of the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota. In addition he is Vice Chair of the Jewish Family & Children’s’ Service (“JFCS”) of the Suncoast which is based in Sarasota, Florida. Mr. Kaplan also serves on the Board of Directors as the representative of the Louis and Gloria Milstein Flanzer Trusts.