NORWICH, N.Y. (MARCH 20, 2014) – NBT Bancorp Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer Shauna Hyle recently announced that Len Chinski has been hired as senior vice president and director of audit.In this position, he will be responsible for auditing all key areas of the company to ensure that adequate controls exist and are functioning efficiently and effectively, and advising the company on its internal control and risk management practices to achieve its strategic goals and objectives. He is based at the company’s headquarters in Norwich.
Before joining NBT Bancorp, Chinski was employed by Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC, in Philadelphia, PA., where he was vice president and fixed income capital market and compliance officer. Prior positions include serving as administrative vice president and fixed income capital markets compliance officer at M&T Securities, Inc., a brokerage subsidiary of M&T Bank in Buffalo, N.Y., and administrative vice president and assistant general auditor at M&T Bank also in Buffalo.
“We are pleased to welcome Len to our company,” Hyle said. “His knowledge of the industry, strategic thinking and experience will assist the company’s continued efforts to develop comprehensive, risk-based audit programs and procedures.”
Chinski earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Canisius College. He is a certified internal auditor, a certified fiduciary and investment risk specialist and certified in risk management assurance.
NBT Bancorp Inc. is a financial holding company headquartered in Norwich, N.Y. with total assets of $7.7 billion at December 31, 2013. The company primarily operates through NBT Bank, N.A., a full-service community bank, and through two financial services companies. NBT Bank, N.A. operates from 158 locations in five states including upstate New York, northeastern Pennsylvania, northwestern Vermont, western Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. EPIC Advisors, Inc., based in Rochester, N.Y., is a full-service 401(k) plan recordkeeping firm. Mang Insurance Agency, LLC, based in Norwich, N.Y., is a full-service insurance agency. More information about NBT and its divisions can be found on the Internet at: www.nbtbancorp.com, www.nbtbank.com, www.epic1st.com and www.manginsurance.com.