GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (May 15, 2023) -- Arrow Financial Corporation (the “Company” or “Arrow”) (NasdaqGS® - AROW) announced that Thomas J. Murphy terminated his employment as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and its lead subsidiary, Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company (“GFNB”) and as a director of the Company and from all other positions he holds with the Company and its affiliates, effective May 12, 2023. The Company also announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Chief Banking Officer and Senior Executive Vice President David S. DeMarco as President and Chief Executive Officer of Arrow and its lead subsidiary, Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company (“GFNB”).
Mr. DeMarco, who has been with the Company for 35 years, will continue to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of Arrow subsidiary Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company. Mr. DeMarco joined the Company in 1987 as a commercial lender and since that time has served in positions of increasing responsibility with the organization. He was named President and CEO of Saratoga National Bank in 2012.
William L. Owens, Chairman of the Arrow Board, commented, “We are very pleased that Dave has agreed to serve as President and CEO of Arrow and GFNB. Dave has dedicated his career to the Company, understands community banking and he is well-known throughout our organization and the communities we serve.”
Mr. DeMarco added, “It is an honor to be asked to serve as President and CEO of Arrow. I look forward to working closely with our team to continue to serve our customers and advance our strategic and financial goals.”
Arrow Director Thomas L. Hoy, who recently retired as Board Chair and served as President and CEO of Arrow from 1995 to 2012, said, “Dave is extremely knowledgeable about the operation of our banks and the needs of our customers; he has been instrumental in the growth of our organization over his many years of service.”
Arrow Financial Corporation (NasdaqGS® - AROW) is a multi-bank holding company headquartered in Glens Falls, New York, serving the financial needs of northeastern New York. The Company is the parent of Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company and Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company. Other subsidiaries include North Country Investment Advisers, Inc., and Upstate Agency, LLC, specializing in property and casualty insurance and group health and employee benefits.
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