Saratoga National Bank and Trust Co. hired Valerie Patrenets as officer and branch manager of the Corinth branch.
In her new role, Patrenets will oversee daily operations, provide quality customer service and develop banking relationships to help customers reach their financial goals.
She brings more than five years of banking and retail management experience to the position.
Patrenets has a bachelor of arts from SUNY Oswego and is a native of Corinth.
Roohan Realty announced that Valentina Sergeeva has joined the team as a licensed real estate salesperson.
Originally from Russia, Sergeeva grew up in Colorado and moved to New York in 2013. .
She is also a photographer and talent manager. In addition to various artistic pursuits, Sergeeva has had the opportunity to work in sales/marketing for companies like Hewlett-Packard, Six Flags, and Stella Artois.
Utilizing diverse experiences from work in different industries has helped her specialize in finding and creating properties to suit the functions and aesthetics people are looking for when purchasing real estate.
Wadler St. Jean has been named Business for Good’s chief financial officer.
In previous roles, St. Jean served as chief financial officer for several Capital Region nonprofit organizations, senior auditor for the New York State Department of Education and as an accountant for several accounting firms.
St. Jean holds several college degrees, including two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s degree.
Arrow Financial Corp. recently promoted three senior leaders to the position of executive vice president of its two subsidiary banks, Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Co. and Saratoga National Bank and Trust Co.
Michael Jacobs was promoted to executive vice president and chief information officer, Christine Snow was promoted to executive vice president and director of customer experience and Marc Yrsha was promoted to executive vice president and director of relationship banking.
Jacobs will continue to oversee all Information Technology services and support.
He has 20 years of IT financial services experience and is active in his community as a board member of Tri-County United Way.
Jacobs has a bachelor’s degree from Siena College and currently lives in Ballston Spa.
Snow oversees all customer operations and support. She has more than 40 years of retail banking experience and previously served as board member for Hope House and Literacy Volunteers of America.
Snow has a bachelor’s degree from Russell Sage College and currently lives in Clifton Park.
Yrsha oversees the retail banking network, business services including cash management and municipal banking, retail lending, small business lending and business development.
He has more than 17 years of diversified banking experience. He is active in his community serving as vice chair of the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the Council of Business Advisors for the Lake George Association, and Warren County Local Development Corp.. and Lake George Regional Planning Board loan review committees.
He is a graduate of Castleton State University and the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2013. He currently lives in Queensbury.
The company also recently promoted five leaders to senior vice president at Glens Falls National Bank and Saratoga National Bank .
They include director of information systems and support Wendy Brust, director of compliance and risk Leslie Munger, director of wealth management Tracey Norman, director of indirect lending Dan Segrell and director of residential lending Ginny Sullivan.
Brust oversees the IT applications department and support team. She has more than 30 years in the banking and information technology industry. She currently serves on the board of the Veterans and Community Housing Coalition. She has an associate’s degree from SUNY Adirondack and lives in Ballston Spa.
Munger leads corporate enterprise risk management and oversees information security, fraud, community reinvestment and regulatory compliance. She has more than 35 years in the financial services industry and currently lives in Gansevoort.
In her Wealth Management role, Norman oversees the investment, trust and retirement services departments. She has more than 25 years of experience in the industry. She has a bachelor’s degree from Siena College. She lives in Schaghticoke.
Segrell oversees the company’s indirect lending program with auto dealers. He has more than 30 years of experience with the company in customer service and lending.
Segrell has a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Plattsburgh. He volunteers with Tri-County Literacy as a tutor and lives in Queensbury.
Sullivan oversees the residential mortgage lending department. She has more than 35 years of experience with the company primarily in credit administration, consumer and residential lending operations.
Sullivan serves on the boards of HomeFront Development, counties of Warren and Washington Industrial Development Agency and Civic Development Corp., and is an active member of the Zonta Club of Glens Falls. She has an associate’s degree from SUNY Adirondack and lives in Hudson Falls.