The bank celebrated two of its newly-retired vice presidents

CANANDAIGUA — As 2016 came to a close, Canandaigua National Bank and Trust Co. said goodbye to two of its longest serving leaders. Richard H. Hawks, Jr. retired as senior vice president, trust administration officer, after 45 years. William J. Van Damme retired as vice president, portfolio mortgage/construction lending officer, after 36 years.

Both men were honored by the bank, which has branches throughout Ontario and Monroe counties and remains the only local, full-service, community-owned financial institution in the Rochester area.

“We have been very fortunate to have Rick Hawks as a leader of our wealth management businesses for 45 years,” stated Steven Swartout, CNB’s executive vice president, general counsel and chief administrative officer. “His dedication to his customers, to the communities in the Finger Lakes, and to health care in the state of New York are an inspiration to all.”

“For more than 30 years Bill VanDamme has exemplified the values of Canandaigua National Bank and Trust Company,” stated Brian Pasley, executive vice president, consumer lending manager and Community Reinvestment Act Officer. “Through his commitment to service, Bill has touched the lives of countless members of our community. He will be greatly missed. We all wish him the best in his retirement.”

December 2011 marked CNB’s 125th anniversary. George W. Hamlin IV is currently bank chairman and his son, Frank H, Hamlin III, is president and chief executive officer.