Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

At NBT, we desire an inclusive culture where differences are respected and valued. We strive to enable everyone to feel safe to be their authentic self so all employees can speak up and contribute, all customers are welcomed, and all communities are supported.

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Talent & Recruitment

At NBT Bank, we leverage a variety of approaches to facilitate a large and diversified pool of candidates. We firmly believe that these efforts create a unique talent pool for our company, where those with different backgrounds, beliefs, and identities offer new perspectives creating richer solutions to the ever-changing market landscape.

Search Openings

A diverse group of professionals.

Inclusive & Engaging Workplace

When employees feel a connection to and a belonging within the NBT team, job satisfaction improves, collaboration is high, and the overall organization benefits from a truly engaged workforce. We support inclusiveness with programs where employees are encouraged to be themselves and provide opportunities for employees to network throughout the organization. We are committed to fostering an atmosphere of acceptance, belonging, and engagement, allowing our employees to perform at their best.

Our Culture & Values

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Speak-Up Culture

NBT Bank is committed to ensuring that our employees’ opinions are heard, understood, and valued. We deploy numerous tactics for sharing our diverse perspectives allowing for rich dialog to facilitate organizational improvement.

Scott Kingsley

Scott Kingsley

President & CEO, NBT Bancorp

Over the last 35 years of my banking career, I have seen diversity and inclusion efforts grow and become more impactful. This progress is a source of hope and motivation for a future that embraces and fosters diversity of thought, unique backgrounds, and a continued culture of respect and belonging for our employees, our customers, and communities. Cultivating an environment where everyone on our team can perform at their best helps us build long-term value for our shareholders and optimal success for all stakeholders. By working in this spirit, we will advance toward a brighter future—together.

Karen Sastri

Karen Sastri

Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer

I have been an active participant in the growth and evolution of NBT's diversity, equity, and inclusion journey over the course of my career. I became Chief Diversity Officer in 2022 and am honored to have this unique opportunity to continue to build upon the incredible foundation established by my predecessors, our Executive Management Team, and NBT employees – both past and current.

At NBT, we are constantly evolving to cultivate a space where our uniqueness is respected and celebrated. Having a safe, inclusive environment where employees, customers, and community members are comfortable being their authentic selves is core to NBT's culture. My hope for the future is that my passion for this work and the relationships we build will enable us all to learn from each other and positively contribute to the progress in our shared journey.

Steering Committee

Scott Kingsley
President & CEO, NBT Bancorp

Joe Stagliano
President, NBT Bank

Karen Sastri
VP, Chief Diversity Officer

Alan Alexander
SVP, Regional Commercial Banking Manager

Bill Butcher
SVP, Director of Talent Strategy & Organizational Development

Jeffrey Delepine II
SVP, Senior Director of Enterprise Risk Management

Shauna Hyle
EVP, Retail Community Banking

Sarah Halliday
EVP, President of Commercial Banking

Ruth Mahoney
EVP, President of Wealth Management

Catherine Scarlett
Special Advisor

Cindy Smaniotto
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Amy Wiles
EVP, Chief Credit & Risk Officer

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NBT Bank is an equal opportunity employer and fully supports a diversified environment. We do not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or veteran status, recently separated veterans, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking or any other class protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy applies to all terms of employment.