NORWICH – Edward Coates has been elected Vice Chairman of the American Bankers Association’s Agricultural and Rural Bankers Committee for the 2016-2017 association year. Coates is Senior Vice President and Regional Agricultural Banking Manager at NBT Bank. He leads NBT’s team of bankers who specialize in serving the financial needs of farm operations and agri-businesses across the bank’s footprint.
“It is an honor to be elected Vice Chairman of this 103 year-old committee,” Coates said. “The agricultural lending community plays a vital role in the U.S. ag economy, and I look forward to the opportunity to advocate on behalf of our nation’s ag and rural bankers.”