Schneider Elected Treasurer of New York Bankers Association

NEW YORK, NY – Thomas W. Schneider, president and CEO of Pathfinder Bank, headquartered in Oswego, has been selected to serve as Treasurer of the New York Bankers Association.

“The New York Bankers Association has consistently done an outstanding job of providing advocacy and education, and promoting areas of common ground for its member banks and the banking industry. I am honored to be asked and accept such a vital role in our association. NYBA’s staff has tremendous experience and expertise in representing our industry at both the State and Federal level and I look forward to working more closely with them on behalf of our member banks,” said Schneider.

“NYBA will benefit immensely from Tom Schneider’s leadership on our board. Our industry is changing rapidly and it is important for us to have the type of expertise and experience that Tom has to help guide us toward the future,” said Michael P. Smith, president and CEO of the New York Bankers Association.

Schneider has served as President and CEO of Pathfinder Bank since January 2000. He has been employed by Pathfinder Bank since April 1988 and previously served as Chief Financial Officer and as Controller.

He has spent his entire 28-year career in the financial services industry, being previously employed by Merrill Lynch & Co., American Express and J. Henry Schroeder Bank and Trust.

Schneider received his Masters in Business Administration from Fairfield University in May 2002 and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Cortland State University in May 1983. Mr. Schneider also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Oswego State University, teaching a graduate level finance course entitled “Management of Financial Institutions: A Risk Based Approach” in the School of Business.

About the New York Bankers Association

For more than a century, the New York Bankers Association (NYBA) has been at the vanguard of the financial services industry. NYBA is comprised of the commercial banks and thrift institutions that engage in the banking business in New York State. Our members have aggregate assets in excess of $10 trillion and more than 200,000 New York employees.