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Pathfinder Bank COO Miller retires after 40-year career

By Journal Staff


OSWEGO, N.Y. — Melissa Miller, chief operating officer (COO) of Pathfinder Bank, has retired after a career of more than 40 years with the bank, including the last 12 years as COO.

Her retirement went into effect on Sept. 1, according to a Pathfinder news release.

Miller joined Pathfinder Bank in 1976, when it was still named Oswego City Savings Bank. During her time as COO at Pathfinder, she oversaw all aspects of branch administration and operations. Miller leaves an “indelible imprint” on the bank in the form of its impact on customers, employees, and communities that will be felt for generations, the bank contends.

“We are so grateful for what Melissa has provided in the way of leadership, commitment and dedication to our customers, shareholders and employees over the years,” Thomas Schneider, president and CEO of Pathfinder Bank, said in the release. Pathfinder Bank experienced “insurmountable market share growth and branch expansion” during Miller’s tenure, he added.

Miller’s professional credentials include graduating from the ABA Bank Marketing School, ABA School of Management, and holding a certified regulatory compliance manager designation.

Pathfinder Bank is a New York state–chartered savings bank headquartered in Oswego. The bank has nine full-service offices located in its market areas of Oswego and Onondaga counties. Its parent company, Pathfinder Bancorp (NASDAQ: PBHC), has $811 million in total assets (as of June 30), up nearly 21 percent from a year ago. Pathfinder Bank operates seven branches in Oswego County and two in Onondaga County.

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