Financial Industries Dinner Brings Financial Industries Business Leaders Together to Raise Funds for National Jewish Health

New York’s financial industry leaders gathered on March 1 at the New York Hilton to honor Barry A. Kastner, Executive Vice President of TD Bank, N.A. and raised more than $471,000 for the nation’s number one respiratory hospital, National Jewish Health.  Mr. Kastner joined the list of financial luminaries who have received the National Jewish Health Humanitarian Award at the annual event since 1977.

National Jewish Health is known worldwide for treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research. Founded in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health remains the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to these disorders. Since 1998, U.S. News & World Report has ranked National Jewish Health the #1 respiratory hospital in the nation.

Mr. Kastner is Executive Vice President of TD Bank, N.A., and Head of TD Bank’s Asset Finance Group, which is comprised of Asset Based Lending, TD Equipment Finance and Dealer Floorplan Finance. Barry serves on several committees within TD Bank's US commercial banking unit, including its credit committee, portfolio strategy committee, and corporate policy committee.  He was formerly a Managing Director at Wachovia Capital Finance, which was the successor to Congress Financial Corp., where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, prior to the merger with Wachovia.  Barry’s 33 year background at Congress and Wachovia includes roles in field examination, portfolio management, business development and senior management.

Mr. Kastner is a director of the Commercial Finance Association, where he serves on the Education Committee, and is a past president of the New York Chapter. In 2003, he received the Banking and Finance Distinguished Achievement Award from B’nai B’rith International. He is a frequent speaker and instructor on topics related to asset based finance.  

Mr. Kastner and his wife Sheila reside in Syosset, NY and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. They actively support such as LIJ North Shore Huntington Hospital, Island Harvest and Long Island Tourrette Syndrome Association.

The Financial Industries Dinner Chairman was David W. Morse, Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston and Rosen PC; the Honorary Chairman was Carl A. Toriello, Jefferies Finance LLC; and Dinner Treasurer was Carl Giordano, TD Bank, N.A.  During the event, Warren K. Mino, Webster Business Credit Corp., was inducted as a National Jewish Health Trustee. 

More than 80 executives from various companies throughout the financial industries served in leadership roles for the dinner.

Sponsors included 1stWEST Financial Corporation; Bank of America; GE Capital Markets; Hahn & Hessen LLP; JP Morgan Chase  & Co.; McGuireWoods LLP; Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen, P.C.; P&E Capital Inc.; RAS Management Advisors, LLC; The Renco Group; Siemens Financial Services, Inc.; Sun Capital Partners, Inc.; TD Bank, N.A.; Tiger Valuation Services, LLC; Winston & Strawn LLP, Executive Sounding Board, Associates; Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC; Gordon Brothers Appraisal & Valuations; Hilco Appraisal Services, LLC; Loeb & Loeb LLP; Patton Boggs, LLP; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.; Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP; Wells Fargo Captial Finance; Ableco Finance; Ally Commercial Finance; BDO USA, LLP; Blank Rome LLP; Capital Business Credit LLC; Capital One, Leverage Finance Corp.; Chapman & Cutler LLP; Clear Thinking Group, LLC; Durkin Group LLC; FTI Consulting; Goldberg Kohn Ltd.; Great American Group; Greenberg Traurig, LLP; HSBC Bank USA NA; Jefferies Finance LLC; Kaye Scholer LLP; LBC Credit Partners, Inc.; Milberg Factors, Inc.; Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP; NHB Advisors, Inc.; North American Capital Corp.; Phillips Lytle, LLP; PNC Business Credit; RBS Business Capital; Rosenthal & Rosenthal; SSG Capital Advisors, LLC; Webster Business Credit Corp.; WeiserMazars LLP; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; and Wells Fargo Capital Finance.

For more information contact Mattie Shepheard, Associate Director, Special Events, New York Regional Office, at 212.297.0857 or ShepheardM@NJHealth.org.

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