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Adirondack Bank

By Journal Staff


RICHARD (DICK) HOOPER has been promoted to VP of purchasing and facilities at Adirondack Bank. He has been the bank’s assistant VP of purchasing and facilities since December 2018. Hooper has had a long career as a construction and facilities manager and has been instrumental in implementing a bank-wide facilities management program for Adirondack Bank. He’s led the design and construction management for all renovation and construction projects over the past four years.

SYDNEY GOMINIAK has been elevated to assistant VP, loan-administration systems analyst. She has been an integral part of Adirondack Bank’s Retail Loan Administration team since joining in January 2021 as loan-administration systems analyst. Gominiak has been responsible for the successful implementation of various projects in support of Adirondack Bank’s digital initiatives, such as e-signature and online applications. She has also supported the creation of multiple new mortgage products to help expand the lending options available to customers.

DAWN ROGERS has been promoted to VP/branch manager at Adirondack Bank. She joined the bank in August 2016. Rogers has been the branch manager at the bank’s Saranac Lake branches for the past seven years. Demonstrating strength in her team leadership and sales focus, Rogers is known throughout the Saranac Lake community and is involved in many local organizations. She and her team grew loan production and core deposits in 2022.

ANTHONY ZAMMIELLO has been promoted to VP/branch manager. He has been with Adirondack Bank since 2004. This past year, Zammiello began managing both the South Utica and Commercial Drive branches. This has been his first opportunity to manage two branches and he has been successful in expanding both retail and business relationships. Zammiello has been proactive in growing the bank’s WorkPerks program and promoting the Positive Pay initiative in 2022.

MICHELE KALIL has been elevated to assistant VP/branch manager at Adirondack Bank. She relocated from Old Forge to Plattsburgh as branch manager in 2019. Throughout her tenure in Plattsburgh, Kalil’s leadership contributed to operational stability, stronger customer relationships, and improved results. In 2022, she returned to the Mohawk Valley area to manage the Boonville branch and shortly thereafter also took on responsibility for the Old Forge branch.

CHEMIRELLY RODRIGUEZ has also been promoted to assistant VP/branch manager at the bank. She returned to Adirondack Bank as branch manager of the Herkimer and Little Falls branches in 2022. Her knowledge and experience has brought strength to the teams at both locations, boosting the overall performance of the branches. Rodriguez is involved in the community, including serving as board president for the Mohawk Valley Latino Association.

ROBERTA BENNETT has also been elevated to assistant VP/branch manager. She has been with Adirondack Bank since 2006. In 2017, Bennett became the branch manager of the bank’s Sylvan Beach branch and this year she took on the additional responsibility of managing the Rome branch. Her strength in both sales and operations add value in her leadership role.

HEATHER FOGARTY has also been promoted to assistant VP/branch manager. She joined Adirondack Bank in 2019. In 2022, Fogarty began managing both the Ilion and Mohawk branches of the bank. Her growth in her role has consistently been evident with results including the Ilion branch being recognized as the 2022 Top Performing Branch.

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