The focus of the 2023 Peter M. Tully Lecture on February 2 will be “The Secret Sauce: How Greene County Bancorp Inc. has not only survived but thrived in an industry that has seen massive consolidation.” Delivering the annual lecture will be Saint Rose MBA alum Don Gibson G’93, president and CEO of Greene County Bancorp Inc.
The hour-long lecture, held in the Thelma P. Lally School of Education, 1009 Madison Avenue in Albany, will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast and networking from 8 to 8:30 a.m. It is free and open to the public, but guests are asked to pre-register online.
Gibson has been employed by the bank for over 35 years, holding many positions of increasing responsibility, and has served as president and CEO for the past 16 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from SUNY Oneonta and an MBA from Saint Rose.
He has been honored as 2022 Distinguished Citizen of the Year by the Columbia County Association, a 2004 “40 Under 40” by the Albany Business Review, 2011 Business Person of the Year by the Greene County Chamber of Commerce, and President’s Award winner by the Capital District YMCA. Gibson was also appointed by the New York State governor to the first Capital Region Council of the Regional Economic Development Council.
The College’s Huether School of Business has sponsored this lecture series since 1989. In 1998, it was named for Peter M. Tully, former senior vice president of municipal finance for First Albany Corp. and an authority on tax-exempt bonds. He was the husband of the late Anne Tully, who was assistant vice president for graduate admissions at Saint Rose.
First Albany Corp. established an endowed memorial fund after Peter Tully’s death in December 1997 to provide scholarships for prospective students desiring to pursue a master’s degree in business administration. After Anne’s death in October 2004, the scholarship was renamed the Peter and Anne Tully Endowed MBA Scholarship to honor her dedication and commitment to Saint Rose.