NBT Bancorp names executive vice president


NORWICH — NBT Bancorp Inc. President and CEO John H. Watt, Jr. has announced that M. Randolph “Randy” Sparks has joined NBT as executive vice president and general counsel. In this position, Sparks will coordinate NBT’s legal activities, manage external legal counsel and assist in the oversight of relations with regulatory agencies.

A member of NBT’s Executive Management Team, Sparks will also be appointed corporate secretary by NBT’s board of directors. He will be based at the company’s headquarters in Norwich.

Sparks has extensive experience in legal executive roles at both large and midsize banks. Most recently, he served as general counsel and corporate secretary for MidFirst Bank, a full-service consumer and commercial bank based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with $32 billion in assets.

Prior to that, he worked for Bank of America where he held the position of chief counsel and managing director, global transaction services.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Randy Sparks to our team at NBT,” said Watt. “He brings with him a wealth of diverse experience in banking and financial services and the legal and regulatory aspects of our business that support our strategic growth initiatives.”

Sparks earned his juris doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law. He also holds a master of business administration from St. Louis University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Westminster College.


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