Northwest Bank announced the appointment of Gregory Betchkal as executive vice president and chief risk officer.

With more than 35 years of risk management experience in financial services, Betchkal will oversee Northwest’s risk management operation, including managing, identifying, evaluating, and reporting on all external and internal risks. He will work alongside others in executive management to lead and manage an overall enterprise risk program for the bank.

Prior to joining Northwest, Betchkal most recently served as chief risk officer at Bread Financial Holdings. He also served previously in key risk leadership roles at KeyBank and Citibank.