Nicole Lowrey Promoted to Lending Supervisor at Sawyer Savings Bank

Nicole Lowrey
Nicole Lowrey

Sawyer Savings Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Nicole Lowrey to Lending Supervisor. Lowrey will be responsible for supervising staff and overseeing daily operations for residential loan origination and loan servicing through all Sawyer’s delivery channels.

Beginning her banking career with Sawyer Savings in 2013 as a teller in the Saugerties branch, Nicole held multiple positions, most recently as Loan Servicing Specialist with our lending department.

“As our lending department continues to grow, Nicole will provide the knowledge-based leadership our staff needs to meet demands,” said James Whitaker, President. “She has taken on nearly every role in lending and her experience will provide a deep understanding of staff and customer needs.”

“I am very excited to take on this new role within Sawyer Savings Bank. I find joy in knowing that our work makes an impact right here in our community where I raise my family. I enjoy being part of the journey that helps a family put down roots with a new home.”, says Lowrey.

Mrs. Lowrey is a very involved member of the community while raising her two children Cierra (10) and Bradley (7). She currently sits on the board of the Saugerties Outlaw Youth Football league and is an active volunteer in her daughter’s Girl Scout troop and her local volunteer fire department.

Jennifer Alnwick Joins Sawyer Savings Bank as Vice President, Commercial Lending

Sawyer Savings Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Alnwick as Vice President, Commercial Lending, at Sawyer Savings Bank, serving the Northern Ulster, Greene and Columbia Counties of New York.Jennifer Alnwick

Jennifer joins Sawyer Savings with over 25 years of experience in business banking and commercial lending. In her new role, Jennifer will be responsible for generating commercial lending opportunities as well as developing business banking relationships with local businesses in Northern Ulster, Greene and Columbia counties.

“I’m excited to build new relationships through local lending and apply my industry knowledge to meet my clients’ changing needs,” Jennifer said. “I enjoy getting to know business owners and learning more about their companies so I can be the best trusted advisor possible for them and their businesses. Being a part of the Sawyer Savings Bank team will enable me to add greater value to these partnerships due to the Bank’s core values and capabilities.”

“I’m pleased to welcome Jennifer to our team,” said Douglas Sturges, C.E.O of Sawyer Savings Bank. “With Jennifer’s deep expertise in business banking and management, combined with her insight into the needs of the Hudson Valley business community, we are confident that she will be a critical part of our expanding commercial lending team.

Ms Alnwick, who earned a Masters Degree from Marist College, is an active member of the community. She most recently served as board chair of the American Heart Association, and has served on the Ulster County Chamber Foundation, and is a graduate of Ulster Leadership Institute. Jennifer lives in Hyde Park with her husband and four children.

Her office is located at 85 Market Street, Saugerties NY and she can be reached at 845-217-6051 or To learn more about Jennifer, visit SawyerSavings.Bank/Jennifer

Lanzarone-Mackey promoted to V.P. Residential Lending Office

Liza Mackey, V.P. Residential Lending
Liza Mackey, V.P. Residential Lending

Sawyer Savings Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Liza Lanzarone-Mackey to Vice President, Residential Loan Officer serving Southern Ulster, Southern Dutchess, and Orange Counties of New York.

Liza has over 30 years of experience in the banking industry. In her new role, Liza will work to maintain and generate new lending opportunities for new home purchases and mortgage refinances in the Hudson Valley Market.

“I want to develop lasting relationships and become a trusted advisor to my customers.” explained Liza. “Making sure they have a smooth and enjoyable experience while buying, refinancing, or building their new home is my priority,” she said.

“I’m proud to announce Liza’s promotion. Her attention to detail and commitment to the customer experience has been an incredible asset to Sawyer Savings Bank for over the last 30 years on the deposit side of the bank. Residential Loan Officers are responsible for guiding consumers through the single largest financial transaction in their lifetime, and we couldn’t be happier to have Liza fill this new role,” said Douglas Sturges, C.E.O. of Sawyer Savings Bank.

Liza is a graduate of Dutchess County Community College and the Ulster Leadership Development Institute. Sharing in the Bank’s dedication and passion for community giving, she was a recipient of the Service Above Self Award by the (Highland?) Rotary Club. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, and gardening.

Liza is available to meet customers at the Marlboro, Highland or New Paltz branch offices of Sawyer Savings Bank. She can be contacted directly at 845.217.6011 or visit her dedicated landing page at to learn more about her.

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Visit us at the Buy Local Expo

The Buy Local Expo, produced and hosted by the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce, is the premier business expo in the region. Members from all sectors of the business community are in attendance and display their goods, products and services to hundreds of local residents who attend the Expo.

Sawyer Savings Bank is happy to be participating in the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce 19th Annual Buy Local Expo. The event will be at The Diamond Mills Conference Center in Saugerties, NY on September 16th from noon until 5:00 p.m.

Visit our booth for valuable deposit and loan information as well as fun giveaways, while supplies last.

New this year – Business Seminars at the Expo

Offered by the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation

2:00 pm Playing the Game of Google
Speaker: Doug Motel
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2:30 pm Designing an Expo Booth
Speakers: Lucia Pecore, Assistant Director of SUNY Admissions and Burnelle Roser, Assistant Director of the Ulster Community College Foundation
Sponsor: SUNY Ulster

3:00 pm Strategic Marketing – Understanding, Reaching and Influencing Customers
Speaker: Mary Jalloh, demographic study “Our changing world in Ulster County”
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3:30 pm Are You Ready – Fire, Hurricane, Flood, Cyber?
Speaker: Arnaldo Sehwerert, SBDC
Sponsor: Marshall & Sterling

4:00 pm Wellness in the Worksite
Speaker: Marge Gagnon, RN, Community Heart Health Coalition of Ulster County and Laurie Mozian, HealthAlliance Hudson Valley
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We Love Ribs!

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Sawyer Savings Bank is a proud supporter of the Highland Rotary Club and 2015 Hudson Valley RIBFEST! We are happy to, not only support this event through donation, but will be showing community support through volunteerism at the event by members of our staff. If you see us there, say “hello”!

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