ESL Federal Credit Union

ESL Federal Credit Union

For Immediate Release:
February 20, 2013

For more information, contact:
Francine Patella Ryan
ESL Public Affairs Manager
585.336.1089 or 585.261.6220 (cell)

ESL Federal Credit Union Announces Appointments

Rochester, NY— ESL Federal Credit Union recently appointed Mary Alice Liotta as senior vice president /director of operations and Joseph S. Buscaglia as vice president/director of systems and technology.

In her new position, Liotta assumes the responsibility for corporate planning and management, physical security, facilities and business continuity management. She continues to oversee payment operations, deposit and loan product support, fraud prevention and investigation, and administrative support.

Liotta joined ESL in 1999 as branch operations manager and, in 2005, was named as the company's vice president/director of operations support team. Prior to joining ESL, she served as vice president of project management, HSBC, Buffalo and vice president of operations, at First Federal Savings & Loan, Rochester.

Liotta earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from St. John Fisher College. She resides in Hamlin, with her husband.

As vice president/director of systems and technology, Buscaglia is responsible for all information technology departments. He joined ESL in 1993 as a systems analyst and, in 1995, was appointed manager of member interface technologies. Prior to joining ESL, Buscaglia served as a business systems analyst at Eastman Kodak Credit Corporation and held various positions at Cortex Corporation, Boston.

Buscaglia earned his bachelor's degree in information systems management from the State University of New York College, at Buffalo, and his master's in business administration from the University of Massachusetts.

Buscaglia is a board member of the Urban League of Rochester. He resides in Webster, with his wife, and children.

Founded by George Eastman in 1920, ESL Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution with $4.3 billion in assets. ESL employs more than 640 people locally and has about 310,000 members world-wide. The company was twice recognized as one of the Best Small and Medium Workplaces in America by the Great Place to Work® Institute and presented by Entrepreneur®. Access to the credit union includes 19 branch locations and more than 40 ATM locations, a Contact Center, and Internet, online and mobile banking channels. The company is headquartered at 225 Chestnut Street, in Rochester, and can be found on the Internet at


Mary Alice Liotta


Joseph S. Buscaglia