Karen A. Hamilton is an Executive Vice President of Suffolk Bancorp, and Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of its banking subsidiary, The Suffolk County National Bank.Ms. Hamilton has more than thirty years experience in the banking industry, where she has worked in both the credit and lending venues. Before joining SCNB, she served as Senior Manager of Commercial Lending, Loan Workout and Portfolio Review at Astoria Federal Savings for a $3.5 billion portfolio of commercial loans. Before that, she was a regional credit administrator for J.P Morgan Chase (WAMU), managing a portfolio also in excess of $3 billion dollars. She worked on the lending side of the business for Banco Popular North America as a director of commercial lending, managing a staff of 40 officers, calling on large corporate, middle market and small business markets, and more than doubled that portfolio in the space of four years.
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