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NBT Bank promotes two

NORWICH, New York – NBT Bancorp Inc. President and CEO John Watt Jr. announced that John Moran has been appointed as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Moran will serve on NBT’s Executive Management Team and will be based at the company’s headquarters. He brings 17 years of experience in the financial services industry to his new position. Prior to joining NBT, he was senior vice president and director of corporate development and strategy for Old National Bancorp, a $20 billion financial services holding company based in Evansville, Indiana.

“John Moran is a critical addition to NBT’s Executive Management Team,” Watt said. “His participation in bank corporate finance and strategy coupled with his extensive experience as an investment analyst gives him a unique perspective that will provide guidance to our team as we engage in ongoing initiatives to grow NBT and enhance shareholder value.”

Moran is succeeding Michael Chewens, who is retiring after a successful 25-year career with the company. Chewens will continue to be employed by NBT through March 31, and will assist with the transition.

Watt also said Annette Burns was promoted to senior vice president and chief accounting officer. Burns is a certified public account with nearly 25 years of experience in accounting and finance. She joined NBT in 2013 when the company acquired Alliance Bank and advanced to the position of corporate controller later that year. In 2019, Burns was promoted to senior corporate controller. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Bonaventure University.

NBT is a financial holding company headquartered in Norwich, New York, with total assets of $9.7 billion at Sept. 30. The company primarily operates through NBT, a full-service community bank and through two financial services companies. NBT Bank, N.A. has 149 banking locations in New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

More information about NBT and its divisions is available online at: www.nbtbancorp.com, www.nbtbank.com, www.epicrps.com and www.nbtinsurance.com.