Berkshire Bank hires John Prividera, VP, regional branch manager, Capital District
As Berkshire Bank expands its reach in New York, it has appointed John Prividera as regional manager, overseeing the branch network in the Capital District market.
Prividera comes to Berkshire Bank with over 30 years of retail banking experience. He most recently worked at First Niagara Bank where he was Albany area sales manager and business sales manager since 2005. Prior to that, he worked at M&T Bank in Albany as a business banking relationship manager. He also served in similar capacities at Fleet Bank and Key Bank. Prividera holds a B.S. in business management/marketing from Empire State College and a diploma in applied banking from the American Institute of Banking.
In commenting on the appointment, Tami Gunsch, senior vice president of retail banking, said “As we expand our footprint deeper into New York, we remain committed to providing the very best service and top-quality banking products to our customers. As a result, we are pleased to welcome John to lead the Capital District team of America’s Most Exciting Bank. I have no doubt that his retail banking expertise, strong sales background and sound leadership will help us continue outstanding success in the greater Albany region.”
Prividera has been active with various boards including the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement of NENY, Albany Rotary International and the Boys & Girls Club of Albany.