HARTFORD, CT (November 4, 2019) — NBT Bank President of New England Matthew K. Durkee announced that Andreas Kapetanopoulos joined NBT to lead the bank’s expansion into Connecticut.

Kapetanopoulos will establish a regional office for NBT Bank in Greater Hartford, CT and recruit a team of commercial bankers to support the bank’s continued growth in New England. John J. Patrick Jr., who serves as Vice Chair of NBT Bank’s New England Advisory Board, is supporting Kapetanopoulos in this effort.

“Andreas is cultivating a Connecticut team with the experience and flexibility to deliver high-quality, responsive commercial banking service to customers ranging from small to mid-sized and more,” said Durkee. “We’ve supported New England for 10 years and have built strong relationships with new customers across the region. We’re excited to have Andreas lead the team as we expand our local presence and the robust financial solutions we offer to this region. We expect to be announcing more new team members over the next several weeks and a regional headquarters location in the first quarter of 2020.”

Over the course of his 27-year banking career, Kapetanopoulos gained experience in many facets of the banking business, including commercial, small business, municipal and retail banking. His roots in Connecticut are deep, having worked in the greater Hartford area for 25 years. Prior to joining NBT, he was Senior Vice President of SBA and Small Business Lending for People’s United Bank.

Kapetanopoulos earned his MBA and Bachelor of Arts from Boston University. Active in the community, he is serves on the Boards of the Farmington Bank Community Foundation, AHEPA National Housing Corporation Inc., and the Women’s Business Center affiliated with the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business. Kapetanopoulos also serves as a Director and Loan Committee Chair for HEDCO, Inc.

NBT Bank is ranked #14 in the United States on the Forbes 2019 World’s Best Banks list—achieving top spot for banks in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and New York State. NBT began to serve the New England region in 2009 with the opening of its Vermont Regional Headquarters in Burlington. Since then, the bank has expanded in the region through organic growth and acquisitions. Now NBT has approximately 170 employees and $1.5 billion in loans regionally, as well as locations in four states, including Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

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 Member FDIC.

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