NORWICH, NY (January 3, 2020) – NBT Bank’s Deborah Elwood recently earned the Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) designation through the Association for Talent Development (ATD). Elwood serves as Corporate Training Administrator for NBT and is based in Norwich, NY.

“We are extremely proud of Deb earning this professional achievement,” said Catherine Scarlett, Chief Human Resources and Ethics Officer for NBT Bank. “At NBT, we continually invest and develop our employees to help them achieve their career goals.”

“The APTD certification process produces candidates with the knowledge and skills in the basic competencies of talent development that brings significant benefit to their employers, colleagues and clients,” says Jennifer Naughton, ATD’s Senior Director of Competencies & Credentialing.

Elwood is currently the second person to earn the APTD designation in Upstate New York. To earn the APTD, she had to meet specific performance standards and demonstrate an overall understanding of the core competencies of the talent development field, and her ability to apply this knowledge in the workplace.

Elwood has over 5 years of experience in corporate training and learning management. She joined the Corporate Training and Organizational Development team in 2014. Prior to that she was a Customer Service Representative.

As an active member of the community, Elwood is a board member for the Norwich City Youth Bureau and serves as a Counselor for the Norwich Rotary Youth Exchange Program.

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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