Dale M. McKim, III and Kenneth D. Pawlak Join Evans Bank
David J. Nasca, President and CEO of Evans Bancorp, announced the addition of two new executives, Dale M. McKim, III and Kenneth D. Pawlak. The new executive appointments are intended to support and enhance Evans’ continuing strategic growth.
McKim has joined the Senior Leadership Team as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. Dale is a subject matter expert in Risk Management with over 20 years of banking and financial services experience as a Certified Public Accountant. He previously served as a Partner-Financial Services for KPMG, LLP. There, Dale developed a strong knowledge of the Bank with his 10+ year association as the External Auditor.
“Dale will interface with our Board of Directors on risk and have input on other risk-related issues such as cyber risk, disaster recovery/business continuity, vendor management, information security and other key organizational controls,” said Nasca. “He will add significant experience to our already strong risk practices as we continue to upgrade our Senior Leadership Team.”
McKim earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting and Finance at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is both a New York and Pennsylvania State Certified Public Accountant. McKim is a frequent speaker at multiple upstate New York accounting, financing and audit industry panels including: New York State Bankers Association and Independent Bankers Association of New York. He also served as a KPMG National Instructor for financial service professionals. McKim serves on the University at Buffalo Beta Alpha Psi Alumni Advisory Council and the D’Youville College Board of Trustees.
Pawlak has joined Evans as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Banking Officer. Pawlak’s career spans 27 years, where prior to joining Evans he held various positions at M&T Bank including: Regional Manager, Business and Professional Banking; Portfolio Manager; Relationship Manager; and most recently, Credit Risk Manager Enterprise-wide for the Business Banking Division.
“With his unique skill set and experience, Ken is well equipped to interface closely with the Credit Department, as well as with other Senior Team Leaders to support all business unit goals,” said Nasca. “At M&T, he successfully led a bank-wide retooling of the credit process to comply with regulatory guidelines, including scheduling, staffing, work-flow planning and reporting.”
Pawlak holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is an active member of the community, serving as a youth basketball and soccer coach, and volunteering for the Leukemia Society, Junior Achievement and the American Diabetes Association.