National Association of Professional Women Announces Deb Burgess, Senion VP/Dir. Treasury Management, First Niagara Financial Group, a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year

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Deb Burgess is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

NAPW honors Deb Burgess, Senior Vice President and Director of Treasury Management of First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. / First Niagara Bank, N.A., as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Burgess is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in Finance. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters.

Deb Burgess is a 28-year banking industry veteran, with a background in treasury management. She is a strong visionary leader who is skilled at setting strategic direction, and leading product management teams through the planning, development, implementation and successful delivery of a wide variety of cash management products. Prior to joining First Niagara, Ms. Burgess spent four years at Santander’s / Sovereign Bank in Boston, Massachusetts, where she served as a Senior Vice President and Director of Product Management for payables and receivables, lockbox customer service and implementation.

While at Sovereign Bank, Ms. Burgess increased product revenue by double digits, redesigned the bank’s entire suite of lockbox services and introduced new products and services to small business customers. While employed with Wachovia Bank (currently Wells Fargo), she managed a team of more than 30 treasury professionals within the bank’s Treasury Services Division in Charlotte, North Carolina. She also held leadership positions at Bank of America, Nations Bank and Fleet Bank where she began her career in Operations.

Ms. Burgess is currently a member of The Association of Financial Professionals (AFP) and the Treasury Association of New England (TMANE).

Awards & Accomplishments: Bachelor of Arts, Assumption College, Business Administration; Association of Financial Professionals (AFP); Treasury Management Association of New England (TMANE)

NAPW's mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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