Evans Bank has hired Peter Hart as a Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer, specializing in commercial real estate lending.

Hart joins Evans from First Niagara Financial Group’s business banking department, where he served as a Vice President and Relationship Manager. Previously, he served as a Vice President of Middle Market Commercial Real Estate for Wells Fargo Bank.

Hart holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Cortland. Active in the community, he volunteers with the Buffalo chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Hart resides in Hamburg, N.Y.