"Not only does First Niagara have a proven track record of success, but a clear vision for how it will continue improving every aspect of its business, increasing shareholder value and serving its customers and communities," Norwood added. "I'm proud to be joining the team that is charged with executing First Niagara's growth strategy and furthering its success."Previously, Norwood was a partner with KPMG, LLP, serving financial services clients including some of the nation's largest banks from the firm's New York and Charlotte, N.C. offices. He started his career as a certified public accountant with KPMG in 1980, including serving for two years as a professional accounting fellow at the Securities and Exchange Commission's Washington headquarters.
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