NORWICH, NY (September 20, 2022) – NBT Bank has promoted Paul Mereness to Senior Credit Officer and Paige Reina to Credit Support Manager, respectively. Mereness is based in Norwich, N.Y. and Reina in the Utica-Rome area.

Mereness is responsible for credit underwriting for NBT’s largest commercial relationships and supporting the bank’s relationship managers across its seven-state footprint. He joined NBT Bank in 2010 as a Credit Analyst and has held positions of increasing responsibility since then, most recently as Senior Credit Support Manager. He was promoted to Vice President in 2021. Mereness holds a bachelor’s degree and Master of Business Administration from College of Saint Rose.

Reina is responsible for training and overseeing NBT’s commercial credit analysts and managing underwriting and approval workflows in collaboration with the bank’s commercial lending teams across its seven-state footprint. Reina began her tenure at NBT in 2014 in the bank’s Management Development Program and later joined the Credit Department as a Credit Analyst in 2015. Most recently, she held a managerial position as a Credit Support Team Leader. She was promoted to Assistant Vice President earlier this year. Reina holds a bachelor’s degree from Sienna College and a Master of Business Administration from Utica College.

Paul Mereness and Paige Reina

Paul Mereness (Top), Paige Reina (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 $13.31 billion as of December 31, 2023 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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