Five Star Bank Adds Two Commercial Lenders

Rochester Chamber Partner member Five Star Bank announced the hiring of Thomas A. Halter and Marytherese Hayes. They were each named Vice President, Senior Commercial Banker. Halter and Hayes are responsible for managing and cultivating existing and new commercial banking relationships across the Bank’s operating footprint. Mr. Halter is based in Five Star Bank’s Regional Administrative Center in downtown Rochester and Ms. Hayes’ office is in the Bank’s commercial lending offices at 300 Spindrift Drive in Amherst.

Mr. Halter is an experienced banker and financial executive having served as a Vice President and Relationship Manager in Commercial Banking for HSBC Bank USA for more than a decade before transitioning to the role of CFO for Nymat Machine Tool Corp. He most recently served as CFO for R.W. Dake & Co., Inc.

Ms. Hayes is a well-known and respected commercial banker in Western New York with more than 30 years of experience at Bank of Akron, RBS Citizens Bank and HSBC Bank USA. She most recently served as Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager at Evans Bank.

C&I Lending Executive and Buffalo Regional President Ted Oexle said, “We welcome Tom and Maryterese to Five Star Bank. Tom’s banking and financial expertise and Marytherese’s strong Western New York banking background position them well to make significant and positive contributions to our commercial lending team and our organization.”

Mr. Halter received a BS in Accounting from LeMoyne College and an MBA from Canisius College. Ms. Hayes received a BS in Business Studies from State University College at Buffalo.