Paul A. Restante CLU®, ChFC®
Paul A. Restante is CEO, Community Bank Wealth Management and President, Community Investment Services, Inc. (CISI), a subsidiary of holding company Community Bank System, Inc. Mr. Restante is responsible for oversight of the Wealth Management Group, which delivers services for the trust (Community Bank Trust Services), brokerage (CISI), retirement plans and investment fiduciary advice, (OneGroup Retirement Advisors), investment management (Nottingham Advisors) and Financial Planning and Executive Benefits (Carta Group), Family Wealth Office (OneGroup Wealth Partners) units of Community Bank System Inc., serving the general marketplace and the branch network in New York and Pennsylvania, Vermont and Florida. He maintains oversight of the brokerage operations of CISI, doing business with LPL Financial as their broker dealer.
Paul is the former President of the Syracuse NAIFA Chapter; a recipient of the SAIFA Distinguished Leader Award and was named as the number one nationally ranked Program Manager in 2015 by Bank Investment Consultant magazine, among several other industry awards and achievements. He has been a featured speaker at industry events; and serves on various community and industry boards. Paul is a graduate of Clarkson University with a major in Marketing and Finance and also holds the Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant and Certified Long Term Care designations.