OSWEGO, NY – James M. Hamer has been named business development specialist at Pathfinder Bank, according to Ronald Tascarella, senior vice president/chief credit officer.
Hamer’s primary responsibilities will include developing new deposit and loan clients primarily in the Mohawk Valley while maintaining quality relationships with existing clients.
“We are excited to welcome James to our team,” said Tascarella. “He has been involved in commercial lending for many years, and brings considerable experience and enthusiasm to Pathfinder Bank and our commercial business team. James will be a true benefit to our growing customer base in Central New York.”
Prior to this position, Hamer served as vice president of commercial banking for Adirondack Bank in Rome, NY. In addition, he held the position of commercial loan officer for Rome Savings Bank in New Hartford and vice president and commercial loan officer at Key Bank in Syracuse.
Hamer resides in New Hartford with his wife, Patricia. He is a graduate of Utica College with a BA in Economics and a graduate of Mohawk Valley Community College with an A.A.S in Business. He also did graduate work at Syracuse University and studied Commercial Lending at the University of Buffalo.
He is past president of the Utica Kiwanis Club where he is still an active member.
Hamer is also on the Utica Salvation Army Advisory Board, president of the MVCC Alumni Board, a member of the MVCAA Fiscal Committee, and several other local organizations.
Pathfinder Bank is a New York State chartered savings bank headquartered in Oswego, whose deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
The bank has nine branch offices located in Oswego, Fulton, Mexico, Lacona, Central Square, Cicero and Syracuse.