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Five Star Bank Names Alison K. Miller Senior Vice President and Commercial Market Executive for Central New York

WARSAW, N.Y., Oct. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Five Star Bank (the “Bank”), subsidiary of Financial Institutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISI), today announced the hiring of Alison K. Miller as Senior Vice President and Commercial Market Executive for Central New York. Ms. Miller is responsible for building commercial relationships, growing the Bank’s commercial loan portfolio and increasing awareness of the Five Star Bank brand in the Central New York region.

Five Star Bank Commercial Market Executive for Central New York
Alison K. Miller

Ms. Miller is a well-known and respected commercial banker in the Central New York region with more than 25 years of experience. She most recently served as
Senior Vice President and Regional Sales Manager of Business Banking at Key Bank. Previously, she held the same role at First Niagara Bank.

Chief Corporate Development Executive William L. Kreienberg said, “We welcome Alison to Five Star Bank and look forward to her leadership in growing our commercial loan portfolio in Central New York. She will be based in our Auburn branch and will focus her efforts on C&I lending in the Syracuse area and south. Her reputation and knowledge of the market will be instrumental in expanding the Bank’s presence in this area.”

Ms. Miller received an MBA from LeMoyne College and Executive Leadership Certification from Cornell University. She has a long history of community involvement and currently serves on several not-for-profit boards including: Elmcrest Children’s Center Advisory Board, Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund Board, Regional Loan Committee of New York Business Development Corporation and Onondaga Civic Development Corporation.

About Five Star Bank and Financial Institutions, Inc.

Five Star Bank provides a wide range of consumer and commercial banking and lending services to individuals, municipalities, and businesses through a network of more than 50 offices throughout Western and Central New York State. Additional Five Star Bank information is available at, on Twitter, and on Facebook.

Five Star Bank, Scott Danahy Naylon, LLC (“SDN”), Courier Capital, LLC (“Courier Capital”) and HNP Capital, LLC (“HNP Capital”) are subsidiaries of Financial Institutions, Inc. SDN provides a broad range of insurance services to personal and business clients across 45 states. Courier Capital and HNP Capital provide customized investment management, investment consulting and retirement plan services to individuals, businesses, institutions, foundations and retirement plans. Financial Institutions, Inc. and its subsidiaries employ approximately 700 individuals. Financial Institutions, Inc. stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol FISI. Additional information is available at

Shelly J. Doran
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