Board of Directors

Board of Directors | Board Committees | Management

Martin A. Dietrich
Chairman of the Board, NBT Bancorp Inc.
Martin A. Dietrich served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and NBT Bank from 2004 through 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Dietrich was President and Chief Operating Officer of NBT Bank from September 1999 to December 2003. He has served as Chair of the NBT and NBT Bank Boards since May 2016. Mr. Dietrich has been a director of NBT Bank since 2003, and of NBT since 2005. Mr. Dietrich also serves on the Board of NBT Financial Services, Inc., which is an affiliate of the Company. He is currently a director of Preferred Mutual Insurance Company, New York Bankers Association and Norwich Building Tomorrow Foundation Inc. Mr. Dietrich's past leadership as President and Chief Executive Officer of NBT and NBT Bank provides him with thorough knowledge of the Company's opportunities, challenges and operations.

Skills and Qualifications:Accounting/Finance, Regulatory, Legal, Technology/cybersecurity, Banking, CEO, Human Resources, Risk Management, Non-profit, Government, Corporate Board, Public Company Board

John H. Watt, Jr.
President and CEO, NBT Bancorp Inc.
John H. Watt, Jr. was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and joined the Board of Directors in 2016.

Watt has over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry. He joined the Company and NBT Bank in 2014 and provided executive leadership for key functions, including commercial and consumer lending, credit administration and marketing. He was promoted to Executive Vice President and named to the Company's Executive Management Team in 2015. In 2016, he became President of NBT Bank.

Prior to joining the Company, Watt was Executive Vice President of commercial banking, investment management and bank operations at Alliance Bank, N.A. He was also a member of the Board of Directors for Alliance Bank and Alliance Financial Corporation, which merged with the Company in 2013. Previously, he was employed by JP Morgan Chase and its predecessors.

Watt is a graduate of Rutgers University with a bachelor's degree in political science. He earned his Juris Doctor from The National Law Center at George Washington University. He has served on numerous community-oriented boards in upstate New York, most recently on the finance committee of the Foundation of The Episcopal Diocese of Central New York, the finance committee of the Allyn Foundation, treasurer of the St. James Episcopal Foundation, member of the Board of Directors of the Chenango County United Way and as President of the board of On Point for College in Syracuse, NY.

Skills and Qualifications:Accounting/Finance, Regulatory, Legal, Technology/cybersecurity, Banking, CEO, Human Resources, Risk Management, Non-profit, Government, Corporate Board, Public Company Board

James H. Douglas
Lead Director
Former Governor of Vermont
James H. Douglas is the former Governor of Vermont, a position he held for four, two-year terms, starting in 2002 and ending in 2010. Mr. Douglas has been a director of NBT and NBT Bank since January 2011. He currently serves as the Lead Director of the Company. Mr. Douglas served the people of Vermont for more than 35 years, having been elected to the Vermont House of Representatives after graduating from Middlebury College in 1972. Mr. Douglas was elected Secretary of State in 1980, a position he held until 1992. He was then elected as State Treasurer in 1994, a position he held until his election as Governor. Outside of government, Mr. Douglas is an executive in residence at Middlebury College and has been active in numerous community organizations. In addition, he is a director for National Life Group and National Life Insurance Company, as well as a director for Union Mutual of Vermont. Mr. Douglas' experience in state politics provides the Board with insight into one of NBT's newer market areas. Mr. Douglas also brings executive management and governance experience from his previous positions. Further, the skills he developed as State Treasurer provide the Board with additional finance experience.

Skills and Qualifications: Accounting/Finance, Regulatory, CEO, Human Resources, Risk Management, Non-profit, Government, Corporate Board

Johanna R. Ames
President, Ames Linen Service
Johanna R. Ames has been President of Ames Linen Service, Inc. since 2007. Ames Linen Service, Inc. is a woman-owned commercial laundry and linen rental company located in Cortland, New York that serves approximately 1,000 customers in the education, food and beverage, healthcare and hospitality industries throughout Central New York. Ms. Ames was appointed to the NBT and NBT Bank Boards in September 2020. Ms. Ames served on NBT Bank's Southern Tier Advisory Board from 2016 to 2020. Ms. Ames is also on the Boards of Directors for Guthrie Healthcare System, Inc. and the Cortland County Business Development/Industrial Development Agency. Ms. Ames chairs the Cortland College Foundation Board of Directors and is a member of the Colgate University Alumni Council. Ms. Ames' experience as a business owner in NBT's market area provides the Board with insight into the needs of NBT's customers, and she is well suited to advise NBT with its challenges, opportunities and operations.

Skills and Qualifications:Accounting/Finance, Regulatory, CEO, Human Resources, Risk Management, Non-profit, Corporate Board

J. David Brown
President and CEO, Capital District YMCA
J. David Brown has been employed by the Capital District YMCA in Albany, New York since 1993, and has been its President & CEO since 2007. Mr. Brown has previously served as a Director of the Saratoga National Bank and the NBT Bank Capital District Advisory Board. Mr. Brown was a member of the Siena College Board of Trustees, Governor's Regional Economic Council and the Diversity & Inclusion Council for the YMCA of the USA. His awards and recognitions include the Director of the Year from the Association of YMCA Professionals, NYS Governor's African American Community Distinction, 40 Elite Alumni Honoree and 40 Under Forty Honoree by the Capital District Business Review. His strong executive experience in the non-profit sector and knowledge of NBT's Capital Region market make Mr. Brown a valuable addition to the Board.

Skills and Qualifications: Accounting/Finance, Regulatory, Legal, Banking, CEO, Human Resources, Risk Management, Non-profit, Government, Corporate Board, Public Company Board

Richard J. Cantele, Jr.
Executive Vice President, Strategic Integration, NBT Bancorp Inc.
Richard J. Cantele, Jr. joined the NBT Executive Management Team following the merger of Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. and Salisbury Bank and Trust Company with and into NBT and NBT Bank, N.A, respectively. Mr. Cantele has over 40 years of experience in banking. He joined Salisbury Bank and Trust Company in 1981. An executive officer of Salisbury since 2001 and Salisbury Bank and Trust Company since 1989, Mr. Cantele became President and Chief Operating Officer of both entities in 2005 and was named President and CEO in 2009. He became a Director of Sharon Hospital in 2017 and President of the Sharon Hospital Board in 2020.

Mr. Cantele earned his bachelor's degree in Finance from Fairfield University. He is also a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. Mr. Cantele has a thorough knowledge of the banking industry and the markets served by NBT in central and northwestern Connecticut, western Massachusetts and the Hudson Valley of New York.

Skills and Qualifications: Banking, CEO, Human Resources, Risk Management, Non-profit, Government, Corporate Board, Public Company Board, Accounting/Finance, Regulatory, Legal, Technology/Cybersecurity

Timothy E. Delaney
Chair, Compensation and Benefits Committee
President of the Wesson Group LLC
Timothy E. Delaney is the President of the Wesson Group LLC. Mr. Delaney is Founder and former President of The Delaney Group, Inc. and is a former Executive Vice President of its successor company, Tetra Tech Construction, Inc. and President of Tetra Tech Canada Construction. Together, these companies make up the North American Renewable Construction division of Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK), a public company, and they are principally engaged in energy related heavy civil engineering and construction since 1982. Mr. Delaney has been a director of NBT since January 201 1 and has been a director of NBT Bank since 2006. He currently serves as Chair of the Compensation and Benefits Committee of the Company. Mr. Delaney's experience as a business owner in NBT's market area and experience as an NBT Bank director provides the Board with insight into the needs of NBT's customers, executive management and insight into NBT's challenges,opportunities and operations. Mr. Delaney also serves on the NBT Financial Services, Inc. Board which is an affiliate of the Company.

Skills and Qualifications:Accounting/Finance, Regulatory, Legal, Banking, CEO, Human Resources, Risk Management, Non-profit, Corporate Board

Heidi M. Hoeller
Certified Public Accountant and Retired Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Heidi M. Hoeller is a retired partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ('PwC') with over 25 years of experience as a leader in audit and financial services. Ms. Hoeller held numerous positions at PwC from November 1993 until her retirement in June 2019. She spent most of her career in the Northeast, where she served as audit partner on a diverse portfolio of clients within the insurance sector. Prior to her retirement, she was a financial services partner in PwC's National Quality Organization for three years. She is a director of Preferred Mutual Insurance Company, Vice Chair of the Utica University Board of Trustees, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a CPA licensed in New York. Ms. Hoeller was appointed to the NBT and NBT Bank Boards in January 2022.

Skills and Qualifications:Accounting/Finance, Regulatory, Legal, Technology/cybersecurity, Banking, Human Resources, Risk Management, Non-profit, Corporate Board, Public Company Board

Andrew S. Kowalczyk III
Attorney and Partner, Kowalczyk & Deery, LLP
Andrew S. Kowalczyk III is an attorney and partner at Kowalczyk & Deery, LLP in Utica, New York. His practice focuses on banking, business, corporate and real estate law. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1983. Mr. Kowalczyk is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and Albany Law School. He is a member of the Oneida County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He served on the NBT Bank Advisory Board from 2006 through 201 0. He was appointed to NBT Bank's board in October 201 0 and NBT's board in May 2016. He is a member of the board of trustees of each of Mohawk Valley Health Services ('MVHS') a not for profit, Faxton St. Luke's Hospital and St. Elizabeth Hospital, each a not for profit hospital corporation. MVHS is the active parent of each hospital. Mr. Kowalczyk participates as a board member and is a member of each of the audit, investment and pension committees. Mr. Kowalczyk also serves on the NBT Financial Services, Inc. Board which is an affiliate board of the Company. Mr. Kowalczyk brings leadership experience, legal technical expertise and Utica and Mohawk Valley area market knowledge.

Skills and Qualifications:Accounting/Finance, Regulatory, Legal, Technology/cybersecurity, Banking, Human Resources, Risk Management, Non-profit, Corporate Board

V. Daniel Robinson II
Chair, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee​
Chairman of the Board, New York Central Mutual Fire Insurance Company
V. Daniel Robinson II, has served on the Board of Directors of New York Central Mutual Fire Insurance Company (NYCM) since 1986, and is currently its Chairman of the Board. From 2002 to February 2022, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of NYCM. Formerly the President and Chief Executive Officer of automobile insurer A. Central Insurance Company, a subsidiary of NYCM, from 1999 to February 2022, Mr. Robinson is now its Chairman of the Board. He has been a director of A.F. Stager Independent Adjustors since 1991 and was its President from 2018 through February 2022. He has been a member of the Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Utica Regional Advisory Board since 2014. He has served on the Board of A. O. Fox Hospital, an affiliate association with Bassett Health Care Network, from 2012 through July 2016 and continues his board membership with Basset Health Care Network. Mr. Robinson earned his bachelor's degree in marketing from St. Bonaventure University. He was appointed to NBT Bank's board in March 2008 and NBT's board in May 2016. Mr. Robinson also serves on the NBT Financial Services, Inc. Board which is an affiliate of the Company. Mr. Robinson provides executive leadership experience and knowledge of NBT's Central New York market.

Skills and Qualifications:Accounting/Finance, Regulatory, Legal, Technology/cybersecurity, Banking, CEO, Human Resources, Risk Management, Non-profit, Government, Corporate Board, Public Company Board

Matthew J. Salanger
Chair, Risk Management Committee​
Retired President and CEO, United Health Services, Inc.
Matthew J. Salanger was the longest-serving President and Chief Executive Officer of United Health Services, Inc. ('UHS') having held the position from 2007-2017. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer for UHS Hospitals, including UHS Binghamton General Hospital and UHS Wilson Medical Center from 1994-2017. Upon his retirement as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Salanger continued to provide strategic part-time guidance to UHS as Senior Strategic Advisor from 2018 to 2022. He is a member of the UHS Board and Executive Committee. Mr. Salanger is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, is a member of the Binghamton University Council and completed his appointment by New York State Governor Paterson on the State's Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University at Albany/SUNY and his master's degree in hospital and health administration at Xavier University. He was appointed to NBT Bank's board in January 201 1 and NBT's board in May 2016. He serves as Chair of the Audit Committee of NBT. Mr. Salanger brings executive leadership experience, board experience and knowledge of our Binghamton area market.

Skills and Qualifications:Accounting/Finance, Regulatory, Legal, Banking, CEO, Human Resources, Risk Management, Non-profit, Corporate Board

Lowell A. Seifter
Chair, Audit Committee​
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center
Lowell A. Seifter was Senior Counsel of St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, New York through December 31, 2021. He was a founding member of Green & Seifter Attorneys, PLLC, now known as Bousquet Holstein Attorneys, PLLC, where he practiced law from 1977 until 201 1. He has returned to that firm on an Of Counsel basis beginning January 1, 2022. From 2002 until 2006, Mr. Seifter was a member of the board of directors of Bridge Street Financial, Inc. and its banking subsidiary, Oswego County National Bank. From 2006 until the merger with NBT, Mr. Seifter served on the Board of Directors of Alliance Financial Corporation and its subsidiary Alliance Bank where he was Chairman of the Compensation Committee and member of the Governance, Business Development and Risk Committees. Mr. Seifter received a B.S. degree from Syracuse University, a Juris Doctor degree from Syracuse University College of Law and is a non-practicing certified public accountant. Mr. Seifter brings technical expertise, leadership experience, industry knowledge and an understanding of the Syracuse market area.

Skills and Qualifications:Accounting/Finance, Regulatory, Legal, Technology/cybersecurity, Banking, CEO, Human Resources, Risk Management, Non-profit, Government, Corporate Board, Public Company Board

Jack H. Webb
Retired Executive Vice President, NBT Bancorp Inc.
Jack H. Webb was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Financial Corporation from January 2002 until March 2013 when the company merged with NBT, at which time Mr. Webb became Executive Vice President of Strategic Support for NBT until May 2015. In March 2013, Mr. Webb also became a director of NBT and NBT Bank. Prior to the merger, he was also the President and Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Bank. He joined Alliance Financial Corporation in May 2000 after a 26-year career with Chase Manhattan Bank. He is the Chairman of the Board of Managers for Dolphin Green & Gold Fund, LLC and a member of the McNeil Academy Advisory Board for the Madden School of Business at Lemoyne College. Mr. Webb graduated from the Rochester Business Institute. His day-to-day leadership of Alliance Financial Corporation and Alliance Bank provides him with thorough knowledge of the financial services industry as well as NBT's Syracuse market. Mr. Webb previously served on the NBT Financial Services, Inc. Board which is an affiliate board of the Company and served on the advisory board of CNY Lifetime Healthcare.

Skills and Qualifications:Accounting/Finance, Regulatory, Legal, Technology/cybersecurity, Banking, CEO, Human Resources, Risk Management, Non-profit, Government, Corporate Board, Public Company Board

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