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September 19, 2018

Pathfinder Bank Announces New Appointments


Oswego, NY – Pathfinder Bank has appointed Robert Butkowski as Vice President/Branch Administration Manager, and Jodi DeAugustine as Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager at their Cicero location, according to Thomas W. Schneider, President and CEO.

Robert Butkowski Named VP/Branch Administration Manager
Robert Butkowski, who was previously the Cicero Branch Manager for Pathfinder Bank, will now be responsible for the direct supervision of the branch management team to help them ensure consistency and quality in the delivery of products and services throughout the branch system, including maintaining proper policies, procedures and practices. He will act as the direct liaison between the branch structure and management.

“The promotion recognizes Rob’s overall efforts as the manager at our Cicero branch, and his ability to provide our customers with a consistent, high quality banking experience,” Schneider said.

“His new role with and responsibilities in managing the bank’s branch office system aligns well with Robert’s skills and experience,” he added.

Prior to joining Pathfinder Bank in 2011, Butkowski worked as an Assistant Vice President and Branch Sales Manager for M&T Bank in the North Syracuse, Liverpool and Camillus offices.

A graduate of SUNY Cortland with a BA in Economics and Management Science, Butkowski is also experienced in developing investment and commercial business.

Butkowski resides in Syracuse, New York, and is a Board Member for Childcare Solutions.

Jodi DeAugustine Appointed To Cicero Branch Manager Position
Jodi DeAugustine has been in the financial/banking industry since 1986, having served in many capacities for international and local community banks within Central New York during that tenure.

Before joining Pathfinder Bank as an Assistant Vice President/Cicero Branch Manager, DeAugustine held Vice President roles at Beacon Federal and HSBC Bank USA, N.A. She was most recently the Capital Campaign Coordinator for the Food Bank of Central New York, in Syracuse.

In her new position at Pathfinder Bank, DeAugustine will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations at the Cicero branch, including the management of all functions, banking activity and services provided through that location.

“Jodi provides our Cicero branch and Pathfinder Bank with a wealth of financial industry and customer service experience,” said Schneider. “Her leadership will greatly benefit our Cicero location, and the significant deposit and lending growth opportunities that exist within that market.”

DeAugustine is an active member of the Central New York community having served previously as President of the Vera House Agency Board of Directors; as a Trustee on the Vera House Foundation Board of Directors; Greater Camillus Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; St. Camillus Health & Rehabilitation Center Auxiliary; and as a volunteer with numerous other groups and organizations.

She received her BA in Economics from SUNY Cortland, and is presently pursing her MBA from LeMoyne College.

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 eight full-service offices located in Oswego, Fulton, Mexico, Lacona, Central Square, and Cicero.

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