BUFFALO, N.Y.- December 9, 2013 First Niagara Risk
Management, Inc. (FNRM), the wholly owned insurance subsidiary of First Niagara
Bank and its parent company, First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:
FNFG), announced today the promotion of Kim McGillicuddy, CPCU to senior vice
president. She serves as enterprise sales leader and is responsible for
developing, leading, directing and managing the sales processes, functions and
“Kim has been highly effective in accelerating the
development and implementation of FNRM’s sales strategy,” said Kirk Jensen,
managing director of First Niagara Risk Management.
“Her experience and business acumen have provided us with
the added leadership to capitalize on the tremendous growth opportunities
available throughout our organization. Her ability to engage and motivate our
teammates will be major factors in our success.”
McGillicuddy was a former chief operating officer of Pierson
& Smith. She joined First Niagara in 2011 when it acquired the Norwalk,
Connecticut based agency.
She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati.
About First Niagara Risk Management
One of the top 50 largest business insurance brokers as
ranked by Business Insurance Magazine, First Niagara Risk Management is
uniquely qualified as your risk management partner. First Niagara is designated
a “Best Practices Agency” by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of
America (IIABA), an award we received for outstanding customer service, growth,
stability and financial management.
About First Niagara
First Niagara, through its wholly owned subsidiary, First
Niagara Bank, N.A., is a multi-state community-oriented bank with approximately
420 branches, approximately $37 billion in assets, $27 billion in deposits, and
approximately 6,000 employees providing financial services to individuals,
families and businesses across Upstate New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and