The Wesley Community announced that Jack Arnold
was appointed to its board of directors.
As executive vice president of operations, chief administrative officer, chief financial officer and treasurer of the Adirondack Trust Co., Arnold brings comprehensive leadership and financial skills to the Wesley Community.
Arnold previously served on the board of Transitional Services Association Inc., a Saratoga Springs-based nonprofit organization. During his tenure, he held the positions of president, vice president and treasurer.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accounts. He is also a member of the New York Bankers Association Tax Committee. He received his bachelor's degree from Elon University in North Carolina, where he studied accounting.
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Ballston Spa National Bank announced a recent promotion and two new hires.
was promoted to assistant vice president and business development officer II at Ballston Spa National Bank.
was named vice president and commercial banking manager and Deborah O'Connor
was named vice president and cash management advisor
Fialkowski will be responsible for developing, retaining, and
expanding relationships with new and existing customers.
She joined BSNB in 2014 as a branch manager with more than 24 years of experience in the financial services industry. She was promoted to business development officer I later that same year.
In 2016, BSNB honored Fialkowski with the Summit Employee of the Year award recognizing excellence in customer service.
She is president of the Schenectady Kiwanis, is active in the Burnt Hills- Ballston Lake Business and Professional Association and serves on the Glenville YMCA advisory committee and the Glenville Local Development Corp. governance committee. She received an associate degree in marketing from Hudson Valley Community College.
Ratsep joins the management team and will contribute to strategic planning efforts as well as develop new lending relationships, oversee lending decisions and manage the bank's team of commercial lenders. He joins BSNB with more than 22 years of banking and commercial lending experience in the Capital Region.
Ratsep is director and treasurer for Saratoga County Rural Preservation Co. in Ballston Spa. He has a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Vermont and is also a graduate of both the New England School of Banking at Williams College and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania.
O'Connor will be responsible for providing cash management solutions to established customers and prospective corporate clients.
She comes to BSNB with more than 35 years of experience in the banking industry including the areas of business development, treasury management and for the past 17 years, government banking. Most recently, she was a government relationship manager for First Niagara Bank in Albany.
O'Connor is a volunteer with the Reading is Fun Program (RIF). Through a partnership with the Schenectady City School District, RIF mobilizes volunteers to teach reading and conversational skills as well as vocabulary to children.
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