First Niagara Names Tri-State Regional President

13599_cathie_schaffer First Niagara Names Tri-State Regional President First Niagara Financial Group Inc. has named Cathie A. Schaffer regional president for the bank's newly formed Tri-State Region, which includes markets in the Lower Hudson Valley, Connecticut's Fairfield County and northern New Jersey. In this role, Schaffer will have overall responsibility for the alignment and collaborative delivery of all consumer and commercial products across the region.

Schaffer, who will be based out of Nyack, N.Y., joins First Niagara from J.P. Morgan Chase, where she was senior vice president and division manager responsible for managing middle market banking activities within a market territory that spanned the Hudson Valley, Westchester, southern Connecticut and the Bronx.


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