Mr. Biddle has been a director of the Company since 2001. He serves as the Chairman and Treasurer of Mader Construction Co., Inc., and has held that position since 2001. In addition, Mr. Biddle serves as the Vice President and Treasurer of Arric Corp., an environmental remediation company.
Mr. Brothman has been a director of the Company since 1976. He was a partner in the law firm of Hurst Brothman & Yusick from January 1969 until February 2004 when Hurst Brothman & Yusick merged with Harris Beach PLLC. Mr. Brothman was a member of the law firm of Harris Beach PLLC from February 2004 until January 2010 when he became Senior Counsel to the Firm. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Evans Bank, N.A. since January 2001.
Mrs. Henderson has been a director of the Company since January 1, 2011. She is the Consultant to the President at the University at Buffalo, a university in the State University of New York system, and has held that position since 2011. From 2005 until 2011, Mrs. Henderson was the Vice President for External Affairs at the University at Buffalo. Mrs. Henderson was the President of the Western New York District of KeyBank, N.A. from 1998 to 2005. From 1990 to 1998, Mrs. Henderson held the position of Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Private Clients Group, of Fleet Boston. Mrs. Henderson worked at M&T Bank from 1971 to 1990, with much of her time spent in commercial lending and operations, including as Vice President of the WNY Commercial Group from 1985 to 1990.
Mr. Kirst has been a director of the Company since 2005. He is the Executive Vice President of Kirst Construction, Inc., a construction company, and has held that position since 2004. From 1976 until 2004, he was the Vice President of Kirst Construction, Inc.
Mr. O’Brien has been a director of the Company since 2003. Prior to his retirement in June 2004, Mr. O’Brien served as the Executive Director of Financial Administration for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, New York. Prior to his role with the Diocese of Buffalo, Mr. O’Brien was an audit partner at KPMG LLP, a national accounting and consulting firm.
Mr. Rogers is a certified public accountant in New York State and a managing member of the real estate development company, Oakgrove Development, LLC, a position he has held since 2008. Mr. Rogers was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Great Lakes Bancorp, the parent company of Greater Buffalo Savings Bank, from 2006 to 2007. From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Rogers worked as an independent consultant, principally on Sarbanes-Oxley initiatives and business rationalization reviews. Mr. Rogers worked at KPMG LLP from 1984 to 2004, including his service as an audit partner from 1995 to 2004. In his role as an auditor at KPMG LLP, a leading accounting firm, Mr. Rogers worked on several engagements for financial institutions, particularly banks.
Mr. Waring has been a director of the Company since 1998. He has owned and managed Waring Financial Group, a financial planning, insurance and financial services and sales firm, since 1996. He has also been the managing member of Family & Business Directions, LLC, a fee-based consulting business serving family-held and closely-held business owners, their families, and key executives, since 2010.
Mr. Wortham has been a director of the Company since January 1, 2011. He has been a Partner in Barrantys, LLC, a family office, investment, estate, and tax planning firm, since 2007. Prior to his role with Barrantys, Mr. Wortham was an Executive Vice President of the Wealth Management Group of First Niagara Financial Group from 2005 to 2007. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Wortham was the Executive Vice President of Global Private Client Services, Product Development, and Central Operations for The Bank of New York. Mr. Wortham held several positions at Chase Manhattan Bank and Chemical Bank (currently JP Morgan Chase & Co.) from 1985 to 1999, including Managing Director of the Global Private Bank, Entrepreneurs and Business Owners Segment. He started his career at M&T Bank in retail banking from 1980 to 1985.