The Adirondack Trust Co. announced it has named Bobbi Jo Lucas as senior vice president, chief retail banking officer.
Lucas joined the bank in April and is responsible for the administration, growth, and efficient operation of the bank’s retail network, including oversight of the bank’s 14 branches in Saratoga and Warren counties.
Prior to joining Adirondack Trust, Lucas’s 30-year career focused on retail banking and management. With more than 14 years of leadership at Fifth Third Bank, she provided direction to 82 financial centers across six regions in eastern Michigan.
During her tenure there, she also played a lead role in retail staff recruitment, hiring, and development.
Lucas earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kaplan University, and a business diploma from the Center for Banking Education.
She has served as an executive board member for the Boy Scouts of America—Water and Woods Council; committee co-chair for the Flint Institute of Art’s Art on Tap Event; past president of the Genesee Valley Rotary; board member for the Genesis Hospital Foundation, and more.
NBT Bank has named Ruth Mahoney as regional president for the Capital District and North Country.
Mahoney will assume this new position in addition to her role as executive vice president and president of wealth management with responsibility for NBT’s brokerage, trust, investment and corporate retirement services businesses.
The bank also announced that David Krupski, who has served as regional president for NBT since 2012, is being promoted to chief of staff for NBT’s Commercial Banking Division.
In this new enterprise-wide position, Krupski will provide executive leadership for new lending initiatives and expansion efforts in addition to overseeing NBT’s agricultural lending and Pennsylvania commercial banking portfolios.
Mahoney joined NBT in August 2021 and has more than 30 years of industry experience, including wealth management, private banking, retail banking and regional leadership. She serves as co-chair of the Regional Economic Development Council, as immediate past chair for the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce, and as a board member for Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany Medical Center Health System and New York State Teachers’ Retirement System.
Krupski has over 35 years of experience in banking and joined NBT in 2004. A resident of Clifton Park, he currently serves on the board of directors for the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce and formerly held board positions with The United Way of the Greater Capital Region and the Center for Economic Growth (CEG).
Scott D. Hollins was named assistant vice president, commercial portfolio manager at Ballston Spa National Bank (BSNB).
Hollins will act as a liaison between the commercial banking and credit administration departments, manage a portion of the bank’s commercial loan portfolio and be a new resource for current commercial banking customers. In addition, he will be responsible for developing new commercial banking relationships.
Hollins started his career at BSNB in 2016 as a member of the retail banking team. Most recently, he was a credit analyst responsible for supporting the analysis of commercial credit requests and performing functions associated with managing the bank’s commercial loan portfolio.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts with concentrations in industrial and interactive design from Syracuse University.
Tricia Mercer, former executive director of the medical group at Saratoga Hospital, was named as the next president of Northern Light Inland Hospital and Northern Light Continuing Care Lakewood in Waterville, Maine.
Mercer will also serve as a Northern Light Health senior vice president.
Northern Light Inland Hospital and Northern Light Continuing Care Lakewood are part of Brewer, Maine-based Northern Light Health.
Mercer has served as associate vice president of Northern Light Health’s medical group operations since 2019. Previously, she worked at Saratoga Hospital and was also division administrator at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Sunmark Credit Union, which has a branch in Saratoga Springs, announced two additions to its executive leadership team as the credit union celebrates 85 years of serving its communities and building brighter financial futures.
Paul Kelly has been promoted from vice president of human resources to chief human resources officer. His responsibilities include leading, designing, and deploying innovative and effective human resources services, policies, and programs that are aligned with the credit union’s strategic objectives.
He oversees talent acquisition and retention, professional development, employee relations, performance management, diversity, and employment practices, as well as organizational development activities, compensation, and benefits administration.
Prior to joining Sunmark Credit Union in December 2020, Paul served as vice president, people and culture, at GlobalSpec. He holds an MBA in human resources information systems from SUNY Albany, and an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering technology from the SUNY Polytechnic Institute.
Johanna Robbins joined Sunmark as chief financial officer. She is responsible for developing and implementing strategic objectives in the areas of finance and accounting, providing executive leadership, strategic vision, and business management to drive overall outcomes to achieve growth and success.
She oversees the accounting, finance, and investment functions, as well as leads asset/liability management, financial planning and reporting for Sunmark Credit Union.
Robbins has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, most recently serving as senior vice president of finance for CAP COM Federal Credit Union. Additionally, she serves as chairperson of the board for Junior Achievement of Northeastern New York. She holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Le Moyne College.
Upstate Agency, LLC, part of the Arrow Family of Companies, hired Chad Mallow as employee benefits practice leader.
Mallow will lead the strategic growth of Upstate Agency’s employee benefits division and drive the ongoing expansion of services within the greater Capital Region. Additionally, he will oversee the servicing and retention of employee and group health benefits programs and group health advisors.
He brings more than 20 years of employee benefits program experience, knowledge and program management to the position. Prior to joining Upstate, he held client manager and account executive roles in local markets and is a licensed Accident and Health insurance agent with New York state.
Mallow has an associate’s degree in communications from SUNY Adirondack College and currently lives in Ballston Lake.