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People news: Community Bank promotes Houghton to Cazenovia branch manager

By Journal Staff

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Barbara Houghton
Barbara Houghton

CAZENOVIA, N.Y. — Community Bank N.A. announced it has promoted Barbara Houghton to VP and branch manager of its Cazenovia office.

In her new role, Houghton will oversee the daily operations of the branch, which is located at 48 Albany St. in Cazenovia. Tasks will include ensuring quality customer service and managing the branch’s compliance with operating policies, procedures, and outside regulatory requirements.

 Houghton has been with Community Bank since 2015 and served the Cazenovia market since 2006, according to a Community Bank news release. Most recently, she served as business development officer for the bank, responsible for facilitating new commercial and real estate business.

Before joining Community Bank, Houghton was an AVP with Oneida Savings Bank since 2006, according to her LinkedIn profile. Community Bank’s parent company, Community Bank System Inc. (NYSE: CBU), acquired Oneida Savings Bank’s parent, Oneida Financial Corp., in 2015.

“We’re thrilled to honor Barbara’s hard work and dedication to the bank over the past three years,” Community Bank Regional Manager Paul Lepore said in the release. “With 12 years of experience assisting the Cazenovia community, Barbara is a true expert when it comes to serving the needs of our customers, businesses and community. I expect her leadership to have a meaningful impact on the continued success of our Cazenovia branch.”

Community Bank’s Cazenovia branch had nearly $89 million in total customer deposits as of June 30, 2017, according to the latest FDIC statistics.

Outside of the office, Houghton is active in her community as a member of the Cazenovia Chamber of Commerce and Morrisville Area Improvement Network.

Community Bank System has more than 230 branches across upstate New York, northeastern Pennsylvania, Vermont, and western Massachusetts. Headquartered in DeWitt, the banking company has more than $10 billion in assets.

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