In addition to this new role with Arrow, Read will continue to serve as a director for subsidiary Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Co., a position he has held since 2010.
A tenured full professor at SUNY Plattsburgh, Read has a weekly business column for the Plattsburgh Press-Republican, has authored eight books on global finance, is a regular contributor to Bloomberg’s online magazine and American Bankers Association publications, and appears monthly on a regional PBS business and economics show. He is also president of Economic Insights Consulting Inc., co-founder of Vision2Action and co-owner of North Star Vineyard and Champlain Wine Company.
Read serves on the boards of Community Providers Inc., the North Country Investment Fund, Fletcher Allen Partners, Champlain Telephone Co. and PrimeLink.
He has a Ph.D. in economics from Queen’s University, an MBA from the University of Alaska, a JD in law from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Accountancy in Taxation from the University of Tulsa.
Arrow Financial Corp. is a multi-bank holding company headquartered in Glens Falls serving the financial needs of northeastern New York.
DANNEMORA — Effective May 1, Dannemora Federal Credit Union President Randall Martin has named Staci Blair branch manager of the Credit Union’s Tom Miller Road location. Blair has been with the Credit Union for more than 11 years and has held several positions including teller, head teller and, most recently, member service representative. In addition to these roles, she has been a loan clerk since 2004.
Blairi holds an AAS degree from Clinton County Community College. In addition, she has continued to attend training that is beneficial to her career at the Credit Union.
Also, during the month of April, Dannemora Federal Credit Union sold suns and moons in their four branch lobbies in support of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. On April 26, DFCU employees sponsored Relay for Life for their monthly Jean Day Program (all employees paid $5 to wear jeans to work and the total raised was matched by the Board of Representatives). The total donation was $589.