Suzanne Kirkpatrick Nelson, Hospitality Co-Chair

suzanne-kirkpatrick-resized-to-useSuzanne Kirkpatrick-Nelson is a Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager for People’s United Bank (formerly Suffolk County National Bank) in their Melville office, focusing on middle market clients.

Ms. Kirkpatrick-Nelson joined Chemical Bank in 1984. She attended Chemical’s credit training program and subsequently joined the Nassau Middle Market Group where she was promoted to Assistant Vice President in 1988 and to Vice President in 1991. Ms. Kirkpatrick left Chemical/Chase in 1997 to start a financial consulting practice. She worked as an independent consultant for over ten years serving the small business community and providing risk analysis for commercial banks. In September 2008 she joined the Gold Coast senior staff where she was instrumental in establishing the banks commercial loan portfolio.

Ms. Kirkpatrick-Nelson has an MS in Management from Stony Brook University’s Harriman College and a B.A. in Psychology from Stony Brook University.

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