CCB Announces New Chief Lending Officer

Steve Swanson has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer

CCB, the locally-owned and operated independent community bank headquartered in Little Valley, NY, is pleased to announce the promotion of Steven Swanson to the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer, effective April 1, 2024. 

In his new role, Swanson will oversee the strategic direction and management of CCB’s lending operations, driving growth and ensuring the delivery of exceptional lending services to customers throughout the bank’s market area in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Erie counties, as well as surrounding communities in Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania. 

“We are thrilled to promote Steve to the role of Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer,” said Mike Wimer, President and CEO of CCB. “Steve has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership and expertise in commercial lending, and we are confident that he will excel in his new position, further contributing to the success and growth of our lending operations.” 

Swanson brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having served in various leadership positions in the banking industry. Prior to his promotion Steve spent two years as CCB’s Senior Vice President & Commercial Team Leader, where he played a pivotal role in driving the bank’s commercial lending initiatives. Before his tenure at CCB, Swanson’s banking career included leadership roles such as Vice President, Commercial Lending, and Senior Vice President, New York Commercial Market Executive. 

A dedicated community leader, Swanson is actively involved in various organizations and boards, including the JCC Foundation Board, where he serves as Vice President, and the Falconer Library Board, where he holds the position of President. He is also an assistant treasurer at Jamestown CMA Church, and the treasurer of the fire commissioners and an honorary social member of the Kennedy Volunteer Fire Department, among other community engagements. Additionally, Swanson belongs to the Falconer Moose Club; Elks Lodge #2063; Moon Brook Country Club; Browns backers of Jamestown, Friends of the Kennedy Free Library, and is a graduate of the Chautauqua Leadership Network.

Swanson earned his bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Economic Analysis from the State University of New York at Fredonia, and holds an associate’s degree in social sciences and economics from Jamestown Community College. 

“I am honored to be selected to take on this new role at CCB and look forward to continuing to serve our customers and communities,” said Swanson. “I am committed to upholding CCB’s mission of providing exceptional financial solutions and contributing to the success of our customers and the communities we serve.”