Carver Bancorp Inc., the holding company for Carver Federal Savings Bank, announced today the appointment of Isaac Torres as vice president, assistant general counsel and corporate secretary.  Torres is responsible for the legal, regulatory, and corporate governance functions at the company and reports to James Raborn, counsel and senior vice president.

He previously was assistant vice president and assistant Corporate Secretary of MetLife, Inc.

“Isaac is a skilled legal professional who comes to Carver with a strong background in both corporate compliance and the financial services industry,” said Deborah C. Wright, chairman and CEO of the BE 100s Bank. “His experience at a Fortune 50 financial services corporation, along with his work in public finance and community development, make him a strong addition to our management team. We welcome him to our organization and look forward to his future contributions.”

Before joining MetLife Inc., Torres was a lawyer with Wall Street firm Hawkins Delafield & Wood L.L.P., where he practiced in the areas of public finance and economic development. He began his career with the New York City Mayor’s Office of management & budget and was later appointed budget director of the New York City Department of Design & Construction.

Torres is a graduate of St. John’s University Law School, and is admitted to practice in the states of New York and New Jersey. He is a member of the New York City Bar Association, the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Stony Brook University and an master’s degree in management & policy analysis from the New School for Social Research, where he was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow.

His past military service includes duty as an officer in various capacities with the U.S. Army Reserve.

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