Deborah M. Welch has joined Evans as an Assistant Vice President and Area Retail Market Leader. She is responsible for overseeing business development, training, customer service, community involvement, and retail sales for seven of Evans Bank’s 13 branch locations. She previously held similar leadership positions with the World Insurance Association, Inc. and KeyBank.

Welch holds a Group Benefits Administrator accreditation, awarded from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a graduate of the BAI Graduate School of Retail Banking at the University of Wisconsin. Active in the community, Welch is a member of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board of directors for the Knitting Guild of Greater Buffalo. She resides in Hamburg, N.Y. with her family.