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Pioneer Announces the Appointment of Thomas Signor as Executive Vice President and Chief Administration Officer

With more than three decades of leadership and financial expertise in community banking, Signor will oversee deposit and retail loan operations, compliance, risk, IT, security and facilities

Albany – Pioneer, a leading financial institution in New York’s Capital Region, today announced the appointment of Thomas Signor as Executive Vice President and Chief Administration Officer. In that role, he will oversee all bank operations, including deposit and retail loan operations, compliance, risk, information technology, security, and facilities management.

Prior to joining Pioneer, Signor spent 16 years at Kinderhook Bank, rising from Internal Auditor to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In that position, he provided oversight and management of the operations, retail loan servicing, IT, compliance, electronic banking, and facilities departments. In addition, he served as Bank Secrecy Officer; oversaw construction and fit-up of 5 new bank branches; researched, recommended and implemented new technology offerings for customers and employees; and developed and led the integration process for the bank’s acquisition of Patriot Federal Bank.

“We are delighted to welcome Tom Signor to the outstanding executive team at Pioneer,” said Pioneer President and CEO Tom Amell. “With recognized expertise and demonstrated leadership in all facets of community banking, a proven record of integrity and innovation, and a strong commitment to impeccable customer service, he will be a tremendous asset to our organization and our clients.” 

A licensed CPA, Signor was previously a shareholder at the accounting firm of Pattison, Koskey, Rath & Florio, PC of Valatie, New York, where he managed internal audits for community bank clients. He also served as Chief Compliance Officer for Paradigm Capital Management, and most recently was Vice President and Chief Risk Officer for National Bank of Coxsackie.

“I am thrilled to join the exceptional team at Pioneer, and to have the opportunity to be part of a forward-thinking, community-minded financial institution,” said Signor. “From an unparalleled dedication to serving its customers, to an unwavering commitment to the highest standards, to a supportive culture that values each employee, Pioneer is well-positioned for growth, and I’m excited to be part of it.”

Signor is a graduate of Siena College, where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting. He lives with his family in Clifton Park, New York.

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