NORWICH, N.Y. (September 30, 2013) – NBT Bank Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Michael Chewens recently announced that Annette Burns has been promoted to corporate controller.
In this position, she is responsible for managing the company’s accounting and finance function and ensuring its compliance with corporate policies, accounting and regulatory requirements. She also provides support for strategic planning, corporate governance and merger and acquisition analysis. She is based at the company’s Norwich headquarters.
Burns has 19 years experience in the financial service industry. She joined NBT Bank earlier this year following the early 2013 merger with Alliance Bank. At Alliance, Burns was vice president of financial reporting and accounting policy. Previously, she held other positions in finance including chief financial officer at WCNY in Liverpool, controller at Pathfinder Bank in Oswego and business assurance manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, in Syracuse.
“We welcome Annette to NBT Bank,” Chewens said. “We are fortunate to have someone with Annette’s extensive experience to step into this key position. Her knowledge will be a valuable asset as we seek to continue to run our business effectively in an environment of evolving accounting principles and government regulations impacting the financial services industry.”
A resident of Norwich, Burns has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Bonaventure University. She is a certified public accountant and is a board member and assistant treasurer of Meals on Wheels of Syracuse.
NBT Bank offers personal banking, asset management and business services through a network of over 155 banking locations in five states. NBT Bank operates from 125 locations in upstate New York, northwestern Vermont, western Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. NBT’s Pennstar Bank division operates from over 30 locations in northeastern Pennsylvania. NBT Bank and its parent company, NBT Bancorp Inc., are headquartered in Norwich, N.Y. NBT Bancorp Inc. had assets of $7.5 billion as of June 30, 2013, and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol NBTB. More information about NBT Bank and NBT Bancorp can be found on the internet at www.nbtbank.com and www.nbtbancorp.com.