James M. Hamer ’70 named
MVCC Alumni Association Board President
James M. Hamer ’70 has been elected president of the MVCC Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Hamer graduated from MVCC with an associate in applied science degree in Retail Business Management. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Utica College, did graduate work at Syracuse University, and studied commercial lending at the University of Buffalo. He is currently business development officer at Pathfinder Bank, a New York State-chartered savings bank headquartered in Oswego with offices in Fulton, Mexico, Lacona, Central Square, Cicero, and Syracuse. He also is an associate for Nelson Financial Group, where he is involved in insurance and investment sales. Prior to this, he served as vice president of commercial banking for Adirondack Bank in Rome. He also held the position of commercial loan officer for Rome Savings Bank in New Hartford, and vice president of the Commercial Loan Office at Key Bank in Syracuse.
Hamer is past president of the Utica Kiwanis Club, where he is still an active member. He is also on the Utica Salvation Army Advisory Board, a member of the Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency Fiscal Committee, and is involved in several other local organizations. He resides in New Hartford with his wife, Patricia.