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Pioneer Strengthens Support for Capital Region Businesses, Names Jenifer Marten as Vice President and Business Banking Team Leader

Pioneer Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBFS) (“Pioneer”), a leading financial institution in New York’s Capital Region, today announced the appointment of Jenifer Marten as Vice President and Business Banking Team Leader. A local and regional commercial banking executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience, she will spearhead Pioneer’s efforts to develop and grow commercial business relationships, including overseeing a strengthened strategic approach to meeting the financial needs of community businesses.

In her new role, Marten will guide an enhanced go-to-market strategy focused on improving and expanding access for Pioneer’s local business customers to critical financial resources. From expediting loan review processes to increasing the authority of branch offices to approve loans, Pioneer is deepening its commitment to supporting the growth of regional businesses and the Capital Region economy.  

“We’re thrilled to welcome Jenifer to Pioneer, where she will play a vital role in supporting and growing our commercial banking portfolio,” said Pioneer Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer Jesse Tomczak. With decades of expertise and experience, and deep roots in the Capital Region, Jenifer is the ideal leader as we seek to increase efficiency and productivity, build connectivity within our branches and the community, and enrich commercial lending and overall financial support to our local businesses."

Marten most recently served as Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager at Saratoga National Bank, where she managed a growing and complex commercial portfolio. Prior to that, she held roles as Commercial Relationship Manager at Ballston Spa National Bank, Key Center Team Leader at KeyBank, and Assistant Branch Manager at First National Bank of Scotia.

“I’m excited to join the exceptional team at Pioneer, which is deeply committed to supporting the success of our customers and community,” said Marten. “With business-friendly approaches to serving the financial needs of our commercial clients, along with impeccable customer service, we are dedicated to building stronger businesses and a more vibrant region.”   

Marten is a graduate of Siena College, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing and management. She has been extremely active in the community, serving as member and chair of the board of directors of the Southern Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce; member of the board of directors of the Mechanicville Community Center; and member of the Ellis Foundation and Women’s Day Out Committee, among others.


About Pioneer

As a leading financial institution in New York’s Capital Region, Pioneer has more than $1.8 billion in assets and operates 22 branches locally. Recognized as a “Best Places to Work” by the Albany Business Review for 11 years running, Pioneer delivers a world-class working environment for its employees and is continually evolving to meet the needs of its customers by offering new products, services and leading technologies. Pioneer is committed to giving back to the communities in which it serves through the Pioneer Bank Charitable Foundation, which provides resources to nonprofit organizations that help improve the quality of life for children in the Capital Region. For more information on Pioneer, please visit

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