Five Star Bank EVP Steps Down

William L. Kreienberg Will Pursue Other Opportunities

Keith Griffin

July 1, 2020

Financial Institutions, Inc., parent company of Five Star Bank, announced that William L. Kreienberg stepped down from his position as executive vice president, chief banking and revenue officer of the company and Five Star Bank. Kreienberg’s responsibilities were assumed by other members of the company’s leadership team.

President and CEO Martin K. Birmingham said, “For the last five years, Bill Kreienberg has been a key member of our management team and he played a meaningful role in the execution of our strategy. We thank him for his service and wish him the best in this next phase of his career.”

Kreienberg assumed the role of executive vice president, chief banking & revenue officer in November 2018 after previously serving as executive vice president, chief corporate development executive from November 2016 to November 2018 and as executive vice president, chief risk officer from December 2014 (when he joined the company) to November 2016. He also served as general counsel from December 2014 to December 2019.

Kreienberg added, “After thoughtful consideration of current company needs and personal priorities, we have mutually agreed that I will be stepping aside at Financial Institutions, Inc. and Five Star Bank. I am proud to have played an important role within the organization and have greatly enjoyed contributing to the growth of the Bank. I now look forward to pursing other opportunities.”

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