John H. Buhrmaster is past chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), the only national trade association that exclusively represents community banks.
As a fourth-generation community banker and president and CEO of 1st National Bank of Scotia, N.Y., Buhrmaster has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, including many years of service to ICBA. He is a member of the Executive Committee, board of directors and Policy Development and Nominating committees. Buhrmaster has also served as a director of the ICBA Services Network. He is past chairman of the Executive Committee, Nominating Committee, Federal Delegate Board, and the Payments and Technology and Marketing/Membership committees. He is also past chairman of ICBA Bancard and past director of TCM Bank in Tampa, Fla.
On the state and local level, Buhrmaster is immediate past chairman of the Independent Bankers Association of New York State. He is also a member of the Government Relations Committee and past secretary, treasurer and member of the Education Committee.
Buhrmaster serves as chairman of the board for the Scautub Agency, a subsidiary of the Glenville Bank Holding Company. He is a former member of the Board of Education for the Niskayuna Central School District, a New York State high school track official and a volunteer with his son’s local Boy Scout troop. Over the years, Buhrmaster has served on various capital region municipal advisory committees for economic development, planning and other local issues.
Buhrmaster received a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and Marketing from Syracuse University, where he still volunteers as a student mentor.
He lives in Scotia, N.Y., with his wife, Leslie, and their three children.