PLATTSBURGH — The following promotions have been made at Champlain National Bank, according to Jon Cooper, president and CEO:
Edward P Finnerty, VP to bank counsel: As bank counsel, Finnerty will handle all legal matters of the bank in addition to continuing to represent the bank in commercial and residential transactions. He will be based out of the Elizabethtown branch but will support all the bank’s offices throughout Essex and Clinton counties.
An employee of the bank since January 2003, he served as the vice president of loan production and managed the Loan Operations Department. Finnerty was awarded his law degree by Albany Law School after having graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. John Fisher College. Finnerty resides in Lake Placid where he has been active in many community organizations. He currently serves as the secretary of the Rotary Club of Lake Placid and as treasurer of the Housing Assistance Program of Essex County. He is also the vice chair of the Lake Placid Essex County Visitors Bureau.
Denise Kaufman to AVP and loan operations manager: Kaufman, who currently serves as the head of consumer loan underwriting and processing, will now also take on the responsibilities of managing the Loan Operations Department. She joined Champlain National Bank in December 2001 as a consumer mortgage processor. She is based in Willsboro.
Jacqueline Hallock, AVP to director of marketing: Hallock was promoted to director of marketing after managing the Lake Placid Branch of Champlain National Bank for the past four years. During that time, she handled the business development of the bank in the Tri-Lakes region.
Hallock joined the bank in June 2008 and was promoted to assistant vice president in 2010. She received a Master of Science Degree from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts Degree, cum laude, from St. Lawrence University. She will be based in Willsboro and is a native of Massena.