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Berkshire Bank Welcomes Rob Nichols, SVP to the Business Banking Team

Albany, NY – Berkshire Bank, a leading community bank with financial centers in New England and New York, welcomes Rob Nichols as SVP, Business Banking Team Leader. Nichols joins Berkshire with over 33 years in commercial banking.   

At Berkshire Bank, Nichols will lead the sales team for business banking within Central and Eastern New York, Berkshire County, MA, and Southern Vermont. His extensive background covers a wide range of corporate and commercial banking leadership and management positions, including overseeing Business Banking departments at Citizens and First Niagara banks.  Most recently, he served as the chief credit officer for a community bank.  

“Berkshire Bank's commercial lenders are there to support and build businesses with responsive, personal service. Rob will be a great addition to the Berkshire Bank team as he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience within commercial banking, industrial lending, and commercial real estate to help service our customers,” stated Senior Managing Director – Business Banking, Scott J. Houghtaling. 

Nichols resides in the Albany, New York region and is active in the community.  He is currently a member of the Executive Committee and treasurer for the Capital District YMCA.  He also serves as a member of the board for the Albany Black Chamber of Commerce. His passion includes mentoring and supporting entrepreneurs – this includes teaching Entrepreneurship Finance at Siena College. 

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About Berkshire Bank    

Berkshire Bank, founded in 1846, is becoming a high-performing, leading, socially responsible community bank. It empowers the financial potential of its stakeholders by making banking available where, when and how it’s needed through an uncompromising focus on exceptional customer service, digital banking, and positive community impact. Providing a wide range of financial solutions through its consumer banking, commercial banking and wealth management divisions, the bank has approximately $12.1 billion in assets and a community-based footprint of 100 financial centers in Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Headquartered in Boston, Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) is the parent of Berkshire Bank. Named one of America’s Most Trusted Companies by Newsweek and America’s Best Midsize Employers by Forbes, Berkshire is also listed in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index and a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality. To learn more, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. 

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