Adirondack Bank appoints new officers
Adirondack Bank, a locally owned and operated full-service community bank with total assets of $952.3 million, has announced several recent promotions.
Adirondack Bank appoints new officers
UTICA — Adirondack Bank, a locally owned and operated full-service community bank with total assets of $952.3 million, has announced several recent promotions.
Among the promotions include:
• Elizabeth A. Pellegrino to executive vice president chief credit officer. Pellegrino started with Adirondack Bank in February 2020 as the vice president of asset quality.
She was promoted to senior vice president of credit administration/chief credit officer in August of 2020. Pellegrino’s previous positions were the chief financial officer for the YWCA of the Mohawk Valley and vice president of loan workout at NBT Bank for nine years.
“Beth is a seasoned, well-rounded commercial credit professional with over 25 years of commercial lending, commercial loan administration and loan workout experience,” said Rocco F. Arcuri, Sr., president and CEO. “She’s been a great addition to our team, and I am looking forward to Beth’s continuing contributions to the success of Adirondack Bank as its EVP/chief credit officer.”
• Richard (Dick) Hooper has been promoted to vice president purchasing and facilities. Hooper has been Adirondack Bank’s assistant vice president purchasing and facilities since December 2018. He’s had a long career as a construction and facilities manager and has been instrumental in implementing a bank-wide facilities management program for Adirondack Bank.
Hooper has led the design and construction management for all renovation and construction projects for the bank over the past four years, including the renovation of the Church Street Saranac Lake branch, the construction of the Main Street Lake Placid branch and other important projects including significant renovations at Adirondack Bank’s building at 185 Genesee St., Utica.
• Sydney Gominiak has been promoted to assistant vice president loan administration systems analyst. She has been an integral part of the Retail Loan Administration team since joining in January 2021 as loan administration systems analyst, the announcement said. Upon her arrival, Gominiak quickly took ownership of the remediation needed for the Finastra suite of applications, officials said, adding she has been responsible for the successful implementation of various projects in support of the Bank’s digital initiatives, such as e-signature and online applications.
Gominiak has also supported the creation of multiple new mortgage products to help expand the lending options
available to its customers.
• Anthony Zammiello has been promoted to vice president/branch manager. Zammiello has been with Adirondack Bank since 2004. This past year Zammiello began managing both the South Utica and Commercial Drive branches, his first opportunity to manage two branches, the announcement said, adding he has been successful in expanding both retail and business relationships.
Zammiello has a strong customer following at South Utica, he is respected by his team, his peers and business partners, the announcement said. He has been proactive in growing the organization’s WorkPerks program and promoting the Positive Pay initiative in 2022.
• Michele Kalil has been promoted to assistant vice president/branch manager. She had relocated from Old Forge to Plattsburgh as branch manager in 2019. Throughout her tenure in Plattsburgh, Kalil’s leadership contributed to operational stability, stronger customer relationships and improved results.
In 2022, Kalil returned to the area to manage the Boonville branch and shortly thereafter also took on responsibility for the Old Forge branch where she is a member of the community and was well received in her leadership role, the announcement said, adding her operational strength and sales focus have been beneficial to the teams that she leads.
• Chemirelly Rodriguez has been promoted to assistant vice president/branch manager. Rodriguez returned to Adirondack Bank as branch manager of the Herkimer and Little Falls branches in 2022.
Her knowledge and experience has brought strength to the teams at both locations and the overall performance at both locations has been positively impacted, the announcement said.
Rodriguez has worked closely with Robert Brenchley to become involved in working with both businesses and municipalities in her market, the announcement said, adding that she is involved in the community, including her role as board president for the Mohawk Valley Latino Association.
• Roberta Bennett has been promoted to assistant vice president/branch manager. Bennett has been with Adirondack Bank since 2006.
In 2017 Bennett became the branch manager of Adirondack Bank’s Sylvan Beach branch and this year she took on the additional responsibility of managing the Rome branch.
Her strength in both sales and operations add value in her leadership role, the announcement said. Bennett lives in Sylvan Beach and has built new business relationships in the community, the bank added.
• Heather Fogarty has been promoted to assistant vice president/branch manager. She joined Adirondack Bank in 2019. In 2022, Fogarty began managing both the Ilion and Mohawk branches.
Her leadership brought stability and focus to these branches at a time when it was much needed, the announcement said, adding her growth in her role has consistently been evident with results including the Ilion branch being recognized as the bank’s top performing branch in 2022.
Headquartered in Utica, Adirondack Bank has 19 locations serving Upstate New York.
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