NORWICH, NY (October 14, 2021) - NBT Bank Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff Catherine Scarlett announced two Human Resources Division promotions at company headquarters in Norwich. William Butcher has been named Director of Talent Strategy & Organizational Development and Karen Sastri has been promoted to Talent Development Business Partner.

“Under Bill’s leadership, NBT has expanded our organization’s learning and development activities to include robust, multi-channel programs designed to help employees not only remain engaged in their current roles but also provide access to opportunities to grow here at NBT,” said Scarlett. “Karen has played an integral part in ensuring these programs are successful and accessible to all.”

Butcher joined NBT Bank in 2011 as Director of Organizational Development. He has more than 20 years of experience, including serving as Manager of Organizational Effectiveness for MWV. Butcher earned a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oswego. He holds a certification in Organization Development from the National Training Lab Institute for Applied Behavioral Science and a certification in Evidence Based Coaching from Fielding Graduate University, where he is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Organization Development & Leadership. Butcher is also an active member of the Organization Development Network and the International Coaching Federation. His community involvement includes serving on the committee for Leadership Chenango and Truth Pharm – Southern Chenango County Recovery Resources.

Sastri joined NBT Bank in 1996 and is responsible for creating learning and organizational development solutions to support the professional growth of NBT employees. She earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Albany and holds a strategic Human Resources Business Partner certification (sHRBP). Sastri is active in the community, serving as a board member for the Chenango United Way and Dollars for Scholars, as well as a member of the Norwich Boys Soccer Boosters.

Butcher and Sastri

Bill Butcher (top), Karen Sastri (bottom)

About NBT Bank

NBT Bank offers personal banking, business banking and wealth management services from locations in seven states, including New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Connecticut. The bank and its parent company, NBT Bancorp Inc., are headquartered in Norwich, NY. NBT Bancorp had assets of $13.44 billion as of March 31, 2024 and is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol NBTB. More information about NBT is available online at www.nbtbank.com. Member FDIC.

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