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Employee Promotions Announced at Champlain National Bank

Steven Cacchio, President and CEO of Champlain National Bank, is pleased to announce the following employees have been promoted:

Brian Ellsworth to Branch Manager of both Plattsburgh branches.  Brian started working at Champlain National Bank in 2021 after spending eight years in the banking industry as a Head Teller and Customer Service Representative.  He graduated from Siena College in 2013 with a B.S. in Accounting.  He is an avid sports fan and has been a North Country resident most of his life.

Ralitsa Livermore to Lake Placid Branch Manager.  Ralitsa started with Champlain National Bank in 2017 as a Teller.  She was promoted to Elizabethtown Assistant Branch Manager in 2020, Branch Manager of the Elizabethtown and Westport branches in 2021, and Plattsburgh Branch Manager in 2022.  Ralitsa came to the Bank with international experience in the travel and hotel industries with Marriott hotels in San Diego, California.  She holds a B.S. from the University of Economics in Varna, Bulgaria in Business Management.  Ralitsa enjoys spending time with family, pets, traveling, and staying active in her community.

Rebecca Miner to Saranac Lake Branch Manager.  Rebecca joined Champlain National Bank in 2016 as the Assistant Branch Manager in Lake Placid before moving to the Assistant Branch Manager role in Saranac Lake.  She has more than 30 years of banking experience in the Tri-Lakes, and has worked in many different capacities including audit, bookkeeping, loans, and branch management.

Michelle McGuire to Westport Office Supervisor.  Michelle joined the Bank in 2022 as a Teller in the Westport branch.  Before embarking on her banking career, she spent 23 years in the insurance industry, as a Senior Commercial Account Executive specializing in the refuse hauler, transportation, and renewable energy industries.  Michelle was instrumental in establishing the Faith Baptist Church of Whallonsburg, where she teaches children’s Sunday School, and organizes a monthly ladies meeting.  Michelle enjoys painting, gardening, cooking, baking, and spending time with her husband, Tom, whom she has been married to for more than 30 years, and her family.

Avery Ellis to Downtown Plattsburgh Assistant Branch Manager.  Avery started with the Bank in 2021 after receiving a B.A. from University at Albany.  A big fan of the fall season, he enjoys taking his dog on hikes in the Adirondacks, along with kayaking, skiing, cooking, and baking.

Maja Giambalvo to Saranac Lake Assistant Branch Manager.  Maja was hired in 2019 and has held various roles within our Lake Placid and Saranac Lake branches.  Maja is a graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh with a B.S. in Economics.  Born and raised in Serbia, she enjoys traveling around Europe and going back to Serbia to visit her family.  In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her husband and son.

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