Auburn resident promoted to senior VP of commercial banking at Community Bank

Community Bank N.A. is pleased to announce that Stephen Rich has been promoted to senior vice president of commercial banking.

In his role, Rich is responsible for personal loan portfolios, supporting commercial businesses, managing the team of commercial bankers in the Finger Lake and Southern Tier, and the overall implementation of strategies. He will also manage business development within his market, which includes 10 counties, from Cayuga to Cattaraugus.

“With more than 30 years of experience in commercial banking, Steve was the perfect fit for this position,” Community Bank N.A. Chief Credit Officer Joe Serbun said. “Steve always puts his customers first, and we are excited to see what he will bring to them at the senior vice president level.”

Rich joined the Community Bank N.A. team in 2005 as a commercial banker. Most recently, he served as commercial banking team leader.

Rich received his associate degree in business administration from Cayuga Community College. Outside of the office, he volunteers with the United Way of Cayuga County and has served two six year-terms on its board, filling the treasurer and most recently president roles. He resides in Auburn with his wife, Marie.

About Community Bank System Inc.
Community Bank System Inc. (CBSI) operates more than 190 customer facilities across Upstate New York and Northeastern Pennsylvania through its banking subsidiary, Community Bank N.A. With assets of approximately $8.5 billion, the DeWitt, New York-headquartered company is among the country’s 150 largest financial institutions. In addition to a full range of retail and business banking services, the company offers comprehensive financial planning, insurance and wealth management services. Other subsidiaries within the CBSI family are Nottingham Advisors, Inc., an investment management firm; Benefit Plans Administrative Services, LLC a national provider for employee benefits and consulting services; The Carta Group, an estate planning and wealth protection firm; OneGroup, a risk management and insurance provider; Community Bank Trust Services, a personal trust and custodial services provider; and Community Investment Services, Inc., a broker/dealer delivering financial products and other insurance products

Community Bank System Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the company’s stock trades under the symbol CBU. For more information about Community Bank, visit www.communitybankna.com or http://ir.communitybanksystem.com.

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