“Empathetic, Driven, Authentic”
Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Company-Assistant Vice President,
Commercial Relationship Manager
Hometown: Chazy, NY
Education: B.S. in Psychology, SUNY Plattsburgh
After a ten-year career with TD Bank in South Carolina and upstate New York, Caitlin now serves as one of the youngest Assistant Vice Presidents at Arrow Financial Corporation. She has immersed herself in her home community, bringing her energy and passion for making good things happen around her. A consummate professional, Caitlin brings can-do and will-do wherever she is involved.
Tell us about your community involvement.
I am very active in the North Country Chamber of Commerce. Currently, I serve as an Ambassador and I have recently agreed to act as a panelist in the Chamber’s upcoming leadership course, the North Country Connection. I have found incredible value in our Chamber and try to be present in a majority of its events. I am also a member of the Plattsburgh Noon Rotary and the JCEO Community Action Angels. Projects that I have assisted with include delivering food to local schools for the backpack program, collecting and assembling “period packs” for local middle school/high school girls, fundraising through vacation raffle sales, wrapping presents to benefit the Christmas Bureau, and participating in the “Santa Night” caroling to raise funds for the Christmas Bureau. Additionally, I have been elected to the Rotary Board effective July 1st and will be serving on the Strand Center for the Arts Advisory Committee.
What attracts you to your peer group?
A shared sense of ambition and humor paired with genuine kindness. I love knowing that I can share a laugh or a hug with someone who I am working with or even competing with in business. That is what I love about our business community; we help one another out and we form real friendships.
What is the biggest risk you have ever taken?
Uprooting my family and a successful career after almost a decade of living in the Charleston, SC market to return home to care for my terminally ill father. Having to rebuild my network, my brand and my reputation in a “new” business community in a much smaller town was a big risk, but it has paid off tenfold.
How can the North Country improve its Gen IQ*?
I think the North Country already does a good job of connecting multiple generations in business. The business connections and friends that I have made span all generations. In terms of innovating and attracting multi-generational living in the North Country, we need to put a higher focus on attracting the services needed to support the concept. Some examples would be better access to assisted living facilities and childcare, as well as entertainment options for families.