Ray Schwetz, AVP Business Banking for Jovia
As AVP of Business Banking, Ray applies a wealth of expertise gained over 30 years’ experience in financial services, commercial banking, and community outreach in managing all aspects of Jovia’s Business Banking area.
Since joining Jovia, Ray has become a trusted resource and respected member of the Jovia family, the community, and the commercial banking industry.
Prior to being promoted to his current position, Ray was the community relations director, and was originally hired to promote business development for Jovia. Throughout his tenure, his unique ability to connect people has made him a strong relationship builder for the credit union and its members. He’s actively engaged as a business and community leader, as clients gravitate towards his creative approach to keeping their best interests in mind while providing solutions to banking and financial needs.
Ray’s previous experience includes work with NYCB, TIAA-CREF, and WaMu/Chase. He’s a committee member for various non-profits including the LI Coalition for The Homeless, Developmental Disabilities Institute, and the Imagine Awards.
Ray is a proud alumni of the Nassau Community College class of 1990. He credits NCC with helping him decide upon his career. He stayed on LI, transferring credits to NYIT Old Westbury where he attended night school while working and graduated on the Dean's List in 1993. His advocacy for NCC and affordable, quality education continues as he serves on the board for the Nassau Community College Foundation. He was also awarded Outstanding Alumni from the NCC Alumni Association, where he now serves as Treasurer.
As a well-known entity in the business banking and financial services industry on Long Island, Ray hosts a business talk radio show/podcast called Tower Talk. The show features ‘all access’ interviews with top entrepreneurs, community leaders, and business owners, who discuss a wide range of topics. The show airs Thursdays at 3pm EST on 90.3 WHPC, LI’s Best Radio, as well as iHeart radio, Audacy, Tune In, and is available as a podcast on popular formats including Spotify, Adroid Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, and Spreaker.
Recently, Ray was honored by LI Business News as a top banker in their 2023 Who’s Who issue.
Ray has been married for 28 years and is the proud father of three daughters ages 12, 15, and 22.