Community Bank is pleased to announce that Paul T. Wersten, vice president, commercial banking officer will be relocating to the new Saratoga Springs Business Banking Center located at 422 Broadway, Suite 203, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 12866.
Wersten will manage and grow relationships with Community Bank's existing and future clients and will support business clients through innovative lending and deposit solutions. He will also work with Community Banking System's sister companies to deliver retirement, insurance and investment solutions.
Wersten joined Community Bank in August 2020 and has 22 years of commercial banking experience, with 12 years of focus on the North Country between KeyBank, Glens Falls National Bank and TD Bank. He has extensive experience helping customers with the unique challenges and opportunities for businesses and nonprofit organizations in Warren, Washington and Saratoga counties.
“We’re excited to have Paul relocate to the Saratoga Springs branch and bring his outstanding leadership and experience to commercial banking customers in that area,” Commercial Banking Group Manager Kenneth Countermine said. “This move will further lead Community Bank’s market expansion into Saratoga and surrounding counties.”
Wersten earned his Masters in Business Administration from Union College Graduate Management Institute and has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Union College.
He is the secretary and board member of the Family YMCA of the Greater Glens Falls Area and served as board president in 2014. Wersten was also a former board member of the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2018. He was selected by the Glens Falls Family YMCA as volunteer of the year in 2016, named to the Post Star 40 under 40 in 2012 and served on the selection committee in 2013, and is a proud alumni of Adirondack Chamber's Leadership Adirondack program in 2011.
Currently, he is the co-founder and treasurer of the Ryan Wersten MIOP Foundation. In memory of his son Ryan, the foundation supports families affected by malignant infantile osteopetrosis, a rare genetic bone disease.
Wersten has been married for 18 years to his wife, Barbara, who is a teacher in the Saratoga Springs School District. They have a son named Alexander who is a freshman at Saratoga Springs High School.
Community Bank N.A. is a Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.