Evans Bank Announces Vice Presidents

Jerry Kopsa, Wealth Management Program Manager, comes to Evans Bank from M&T Securities, Inc. with over 2 decades of experience in investment and insurance sales, sales management, and compliance.     

“Jerry is a welcome addition to our growing team,” stated Robert Miller, Jr, Executive Vice President.  “His background and experience in the wealth management field will allow our customers an even greater level of product offerings and individualized service.”

Kopsa is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and holds the Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS©) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP©) designations.  Jerry and his wife live in the Southtowns and enjoy the Confirmation Ring with their Grand Champion Doberman Pincher.


Michael G. Wydysh, Commercial Loan Officer, has spent the last 25 years in banking, most recently at First Niagara Bank where he served as VP Commerical Banking Officer.  He has also held various other positions at First Niagara, including Branch Manager and Retail Team Leader. Prior to First Niagara, Wydysh held both management and retail roles with HSBC Bank. 

“Mike’s addition to the Commercial Lending team is an ideal complement to our existing team,” stated John Eagleton, Chief Commercial Lending Officer.  “He brings with him a well rounded background in all lending platforms, especially in the area of Commercial and Industrial lending, which we are desirous of expanding in our effort to diversify our portfolio.”

Wydysh earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Daemen College.  He resides in North Tonawanda with his wife and children.

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