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People news: NBT promotes Burns to senior corporate controller

By Journal Staff


Annette Burns
Annette L. Burns

NORWICH, N.Y. — NBT Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: NBTB) announced it has promoted senior VP Annette L. Burns to senior corporate controller.

Burns is responsible for managing NBT’s accounting and finance function and ensuring compliance with corporate policies, accounting, and regulatory requirements, the banking company said in a release. She also provides support for strategic planning, corporate governance, and merger and acquisition analysis.

Burns, a CPA, has nearly 25 years of experience in accounting and finance. She joined NBT in March 2013 when NBT acquired Alliance Bank and was promoted to corporate controller later that year. At Alliance Bank, Burns was VP of financial reporting and accounting policy. Prior to that, she held leadership positions in finance with Pathfinder Bank as controller, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP as business assurance manager.

Burns earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Bonaventure University. She currently serves on the Chenango Arts Council Board of Directors.

NBT Bancorp is a financial holding company headquartered in Norwich, with total assets of $9.5 billion as of the end of March. Its NBT Bank, N.A. unit has 149 branches in six states, including New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.

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