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Community Bank appoints Durkee as New England president

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Matthew K. Durkee

DeWITT, N.Y. — Community Bank System, Inc. (NYSE: CBU) recently announced it has appointed Matthew K. Durkee as senior VP and New England president of Community Bank, N.A. 

He will be based at Community Bank’s New England headquarters, located in Williston, Vermont. The banking company’s overall headquarters is in DeWitt.

Prior to joining Community Bank, Durkee served as executive VP and New England president for Norwich–based NBT Bank, N.A. from 2009-2020. Durkee has previously served as chairman of the Vermont Bankers Association. 

“We are thrilled to have Matt join our team. He has over three decades of banking experience and brings a broad and unique set of skills to this new position. As a proven and effective leader, he will play an integral part in Community Bank’s New England initiatives. The entire Community Bank team welcomes Matt and looks forward to working with him to further our growth in Vermont,” Mark E. Tryniski, president and CEO of Community Bank System and Community Bank, N.A., said in a release.

Community Bank operates more than 215 branches across upstate New York, northeastern Pennsylvania, Vermont, and western Massachusetts. The parent company has assets of more than $15.3 billion and is among the nation’s 125 largest banking institutions. 

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