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NBT Bank promotes Kavney to Mohawk Valley regional president

By Eric Reinhardt


UTICA, N.Y. — NBT Bank has promoted David Kavney to Mohawk Valley regional president.

Kavney fills the role that John Buffa previously occupied, Florence Doller, senior vice president & director of corporate communications, told BJNN in an email message.

Buffa departed NBT in August and now serves as executive vice president of commercial banking for Adirondack Bank, per his Linkedin page.

David Kavney (Photo provided by NBT Bank)

Kavney joined NBT Bank as senior vice president and Central New York regional executive in June and was based in Syracuse, per a June 28 news release.

With the promotion, Kavney is now based at the NBT Bank Utica Financial Center on Genesee Street.

As regional president, Kavney is responsible for NBT’s commercial-banking business and provides executive leadership for other NBT business units in the Mohawk Valley.

Kavney has more than 30 years of experience in commercial banking in the Mohawk Valley and Central New York.

Prior to joining NBT Bank in June, Kavney held leadership positions with Key Bank, First Niagara Bank, and M&T Bank.

“As a regional banking executive with extensive experience in the Mohawk Valley, Dave Kavney is uniquely prepared to lead our team in supporting our customers and communities across the market,” Sarah Halliday, president of commercial banking at NBT Bank, said in the news release. “We look forward to continue growing NBT’s presence in the Mohawk Valley under his leadership.”


About NBT Bank

NBT Bank offers personal and business banking as well as wealth-management services from locations in six states, including New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

The bank and its parent company, NBT Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: NBTB), are headquartered in Norwich. NBT Bancorp had assets of $9.6 billion as of June 30, per its news release.


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