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County attorney plans to retire, takes job with Five Star Bank

By Howard B. Owens

Five Star Bank, based in Warsaw, announced today that County Attorney John L. Rizzo will join the bank as corporate secretary and vice president.

Rizzo has been County Attorney since 1976 and has served as corporate counsel for Five Start since 2007.

Five Star said Rizzo is retiring from county service in March.

As corporate secretary, Mr. Rizzo succeeds Ronald A. Miller, who has resigned his position as corporate secretary, effective January 27, 2010.

From the Five Star press release:

“John Rizzo’s expertise is a great asset to our company,” said Peter G. Humphrey, president and CEO. “John’s extensive experience in corporate law plays a key role as the company continues to grow stronger as a community-focused, customer-centric financial services provider."

Rizzo is a graduate of Saint Bonaventure University where he holds a B.A. in History as well as a graduate of Albany Law School where he holds a Juris Doctorate in Law. He resides in Leroy, NY and has two sons, Nicholas J. Rizzo of Dallas, TX and Jeffrey R. Rizzo of Rochester, NY.

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