NBT Bank’s Coates Named Vice Chairman Of National Ag Committee

By: Grady Thompson

NBT Bank’s Coates named Vice Chairman of National Ag Committee

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.”

Established in 1913, the committee is made up of 14 agricultural and rural bankers from across the country. Committee members volunteer their time to provide guidance and recommendations to ABA. The committee meets in person three times per year.



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