NORWICH – NBT Bancorp President and Chief Executive Officer Martin Dietrich last week announced that former Vermont Governor James H. Douglas and Albany-area businessman Timothy E. Delaney have been appointed to the company’s board of directors.
“Jim Douglas and Tim Delaney are invaluable additions to our board of directors,” said Dietrich. “Their leadership, foresight and unique perspectives on market dynamics are key components of NBT Bancorp’s ability to increase our impact and capabilities in Vermont, New York’s Capital Region and across our footprint.”
Douglas has been serving the people of Vermont for more than 35 years. He served as governor of Vermont since his inauguration in 2003 until earlier this month. During his tenure, he focused on strengthening the state’s economy, reducing the cost of living in Vermont and protecting the state’s natural environment. Prior to serving as governor, he was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives and acted as assistant majority leader and majority leader in his second and third terms, respectively. He also served as secretary of state for 12 years and state treasurer for eight years. In addition to his positions in Vermont state government, Douglas served in key national leadership positions. He is the immediate past chairman of the National Governors Association. In February 2010, President Barack Obama appointed Douglas co-chair of the Council of Governors.
“I share with NBT Bancorp a common interest in creating a bright future for our local communities,” said former Governor Douglas. “I am looking forward to contributing to the company’s overall growth and development while offering support specific to NBT’s efforts to expand the banking and financial services it offers to the Vermont marketplace.”..