Sarah A. Halliday joined NBT Bancorp as executive vice president and president of Commercial Banking. She will also serve on NBT’s Executive Management Team.

In her new role, Halliday will assume overall responsibility for NBT’s Commercial Banking Division.

Halliday has 25 years of experience in banking and commercial lending. She joined from M&T Bank where she was most recently employed as Capital Region Market president. Prior to joining M&T in 2005, Halliday worked for the New York Business Development Corporation for 11 years as vice president and loan officer. She started her career with Fleet Bank.

“We’re excited by the opportunity to have Sarah drive our commercial banking efforts and join the NBT leadership team,” said NBT Bancorp President and CEO John H. Watt Jr. “We have a strong, talented team of commercial bankers who will welcome her leadership and enthusiasm as we continue to offer local and relationship-based service and financing solutions that meet the current and future needs of our customers.”

NBT Bancorp is a financial holding company headquartered in Norwich, NY, with total assets of $8.8 billion as of September 30, 2016.