A familiar face is the new CEO at 1st National Bank of Scotia.
John H. Buhrmaster, president of the bank, has added CEO to his title, taking the reins from Chairman of the Board Lou Buhrmaster, who will retain his position as chairman.
In his new role, John Buhrmaster is responsible for the bank’s overall strategic direction and administration of programs and services. He has been with 1st National Bank for 27 years, previously serving as senior vice president and senior lending officer, responsible for the consumer, real estate and commercial lending policies of the bank, as well as new products and technology.
Buhrmaster was also recently appointed chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America, a national organization representing nearly 7,000 community banks and more than 24,000 locations.
His new position is just one of several new promotions at 1st National Bank of Scotia, an independently owned and operated bank since 1923.
John G. Dykeman was recently promoted from controller to vice president. The Rotterdam resident has been at the bank for seven years, preparing financial analysis of operations for management and ensuring financial plans, policies and reports are completed.
Diane Smith Faubion and Bob Dieterich have been promoted to the role of executive vice president. Faubion has been with the bank for 34 years, most recently as senior vice president of retail banking. Dieterich has been with the bank for 20 years, most recently as chief financial officer and senior vice president.