Local banks and credit unions are experiencing an increase in fraudulent activity. Some of their customers are receiving phony text messages and telephone calls claiming to be from their bank. Caller identification even appears as though it is from their institution’s phone number. Please note that the Bank of Millbrook will never ask for your personal or account information via a text message, telephone call, or email. Please contact us immediately at (845) 677-5321 if you are ever in doubt about a text message, telephone phone call, or email claiming to be from the Bank of Millbrook.



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Trust and Investment Committee

George T. Whalen, III

Mr. Whalen is President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of the Bank of Millbrook. Additionally, he is President of George T. Whalen Real Estate. He serves as a Director of James L. Manufacturing Co. in Poughkeepsie, as a Trustee of Millbrook Tribute Garden, Inc., and as Treasurer of Millbrook Community Partnership, Inc. He has been a Director of the Bank of Millbrook since 1992 and serves ex oficio on all the Bank’s committees.  Mr. Whalen received his BA from Siena College and his MBA from Syracuse University.

Drew J. Casertano

Mr. Casertano is a partner with Strategic School Leadership, a consulting firm that serves independent school leaders.  Previously, he served as Headmaster of Millbrook School from 1990-2021. Mr. Casertano received his BA from Amherst College and his Master of Education from Harvard University.  He has been a Director of the Bank since 1998 and serves on the Planning and Trust and Investment Committees.

Farnham F. Collins

Mr. Collins is founder and owner of Collins Capital Management. His experience includes over four decades of asset management. He is a Trustee of the Wethersfield Foundation and formerly a Trustee of Dutchess Day School and Millbrook School. Mr. Collins has served on the boards of Sharon Hospital, Dutchess Land Conservancy and the Millbrook Hunt.  Mr. Collins received his BA from Princeton University and his MA from Trinity College. He serves on the Investment, Trust & Investment and Planning Committees.

Allan B. Rappleyea

Mr. Rappleyea is a partner with the law firm Corbally, Gartland and Rappleyea, LLP. His affiliations include President of the Board of Directors of the Our Lady of Lourdes Fund, a Trustee of the Albert and Teresa Rotunno Foundation and as a Trustee of the Susanne P. Boyd and Darrel Boyd Foundation for Animal Welfare. He received his degrees from Union College and Western New England Law School. He has been a director of the Bank since 2002 and serves on the Trust and Investment Committee, along with being on the Planning Committee.

Patricia Pollack

Ms. Pollack has over 25 years’ experience in brand management and merchandising in the home furnishings industry. She has worked with Calvin Klein Home, Donna Karan Home and currently works with Martha Stewart. Ms. Pollack received a BA from Vassar College. She has been a Director of the Bank since 2016 and serves on the Loan, Planning and Trust & Investment Committees.

Investments through the Bank of Millbrook Trust and Investment Services are not FDIC insured, and may lose value, and are not guaranteed by the Bank of Millbrook Trust and Investment Services


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