ESL Federal Credit Union

ESL Federal Credit Union

For Immediate Release:
December 31, 2012

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


Rochester, NY— ESL Federal Credit Union announces the appointment of James A. Zimmer as relationship manager to its business banking division. In his new position, Zimmer is responsible for acquiring and expanding profitable banking relationships, overseeing commercial credit administration, developing financial solutions to meet the needs of ESL's commercial members and networking to promote the ESL brand.

Prior to joining ESL, Zimmer worked as a loan originator with Adams Mortgage Capital. He also held various commercial lending positions with First Niagara Bank, Upstate Bank and Citibank. Zimmer earned his bachelor's degree in history from St. Bonaventure University, in Allegheny, New York. He currently is a member of the audit committee, Continuing Developmental Services; board member, Penfield Country Club and; past chairman, Hillside Children's Center. Zimmer resides in Rochester, with his wife, Karen Zandi.

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 600 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


James Zimmer