Charles V. Wait, The Adirondack Trust Company’s chairman of the board, announced a senior leadership appointment and an officer promotion within the bank’s management team.
Charles V. Wait Jr. has become the organization’s new President and CEO, an appointment that was approved by the board. Charles Wait, Jr. succeeds Stephan R. von Schenk, who acted as the Adirondack Trust Company President since 2014 and CEO since 2017.
“Steve has gone above and beyond during his tenure as president and CEO,” said Charles V. Wait. “He has done much to transform the organization—both inside and out—with his steady leadership, and I thank him for his many years of service at the Adirondack Trust Company.”
Another management promotion for the bank includes Brian Charbonneau, who has been promoted to vice president—deposit operations officer, for the bank’s deposit operation department.
As chairman of the Board, Charles Wait will continue to focus on the long-term growth strategy for the bank. Charles Wait, Jr., who has served as executive vice president since 2014, will assume responsibilities for day-to-day management and will lead the overall operations of the Adirondack Trust Company.
Charles Wait, Jr. is a graduate of Cornell University and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He also graduated magna cum laude from the New York University School of Law. He practiced law with Jones Day in New York City before joining Adirondack Trust in 2009 as vice president of legal and regulatory affairs. Active in his local community, Charles Wait, Jr. serves as a member of the board of directors of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC).
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