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People news: Citizens Bank executive named to Clarkson University board

By Journal Staff


POTSDAM, N.Y. — Lauretta M. Chrys, executive VP and head of strategic onboarding for the Consumer Banking Division at Citizens Bank, has been elected to the Clarkson University Board of Trustees.

She will serve on the audit and finance and budget committees, the university said in a news release.

Based in Albany, Chrys provides strategic leadership to the management of Citizens Bank’s Consumer Banking Division’s 13,000 employee workforce through development and deployment of methods to onboard new employees. Chrys serves on the Executive Leadership Group of Citizens Financial Group, parent of Citizens Bank.

During her 25-year banking career, Chrys has held leadership positions in consumer banking, wealth management, small-business banking, commercial and government banking treasury products and services, according to the release.

Since 2004, Chrys held a number of senior positions with Citizens Bank, including director of retail banking in New York, and Mid-Atlantic states. As head of Premier Banking, she led the bank’s business expansion across Citizens’ 11-state footprint. Earlier in her career, she held key leadership positions with KeyBank in New York state.

Chrys is a board member and first woman chair of the Retail Banking Executive Committee of the New York Bankers Association.

Chrys received her bachelor’s degree in economics from SUNY Albany. She holds an MBA from Union College.

Clarkson University’s main campus is located in Potsdam. It has additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, New York.

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