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ESL Federal Credit Union Announces Edward French as Vice President/Director of Technology

Rochester, NY — ESL Federal Credit Union announces the promotion of Edward French to vice president/director of technology. French will oversee the technological growth for the financial institution to meet the needs of the market. He will lead the network services, development, and business systems analysis teams at ESL.

“ESL has experienced exceptional business growth in recent years and Ed has been instrumental in leading our technology infrastructure transformations to support our growth,” said Joe Buscaglia, senior vice president, chief information officer, ESL Federal Credit Union. “These investments in technology will allow ESL to continue delivering superior experiences to our customers. We congratulate Ed on this new role and his continued commitment and support for the technology needs of the organization.”

French brings more than 30 years’ experience in IT to the vice president/director of technology position. He first joined the financial institution in 2013 as network services manager, and previously served as manager of systems and technology at Bausch & Lomb. French is a U.S. Army Veteran and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Medaille College. He resides in Hemlock with his wife and two children.

About ESL Federal Credit Union

With more than 100 years of locally-owned history, ESL Federal Credit Union serves as a full-service financial institution to more than 384,000 members and 13,200 businesses. Founded in 1920, the company provides personal banking, business banking, mortgage services, and wealth management services through its locally-based 23 branch network, telephone, mobile, online, and live chat center.

The Rochester-based financial institution employs approximately 900 people in the Greater Rochester area and holds more than $8.6 billion in assets. Since 1996, ESL has paid out 26 consecutive Owners’ Dividends to its members totaling more than $185 million. Since the creation of its Community Impact initiative in 2018, ESL has reinvested more than $40 million in grants throughout the community. The company has appeared on the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list for 11 years since 2010. ESL Federal Credit Union is headquartered at 225 Chestnut Street, in Rochester, and can be found online at

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For more information, contact:

Rich Pulvino, APR
VP/Director, Marketing