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Five Star Bank names regional presidents

By Adam Rombel (arombel@cnybj.com)

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WARSAW, N.Y. — Five Star Bank, a unit of Financial Institutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISI) recently announced it has appointed regional bank presidents.

The bank has named Craig Burton Finger Lakes/Southern Tier regional president, in addition to his role as commercial real-estate executive, according to a June 17 Five Star Bank news release. Burton continues to lead the bank’s commercial real-estate lending platform. As regional president, he provides commercial-business-line leadership by actively supporting customer and prospect development across all business lines. Burton also represents the bank in the community by participating in civic activities to support the community and foster a positive presence and reputation. Burton has more than 30 years of commercial mortgage and real-estate experience in upstate New York. He joined Five Star Bank in 2016, establishing and managing the bank’s commercial real-estate loan portfolio through a period of significant growth and expansion in construction and permanent financing and the establishment of tax-credit investing, affordable-housing financing, and interest-rate derivative platforms.

Five Star Bank has also appointed Alison Miller as commercial and industrial executive and Central New York regional president. In this role, Miller leads the bank’s commercial and industrial-lending platform and provides commercial-business-line leadership by actively supporting customer and prospect development across all business lines. She also represents Five Star in the community by participating in civic activities to support the community and promote a positive presence and reputation. Miller has more than 25 years of commercial-banking experience in Central New York. She joined Five Star Bank in 2018 as commercial-market executive, working from the bank’s Auburn branch office. Miller has effectively grown the bank’s commercial-loan portfolio in the region, according to the release. She received an MBA from Le Moyne College and executive-leadership certification from Cornell University. 

Finally, Five Star Bank also named Patrick Keating commercial-market executive and Western New York regional president.      

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