Martin Birmingham

Martin Birmingham
Five Star Bank, Rochester, N.Y.
President and Chief Executive Officer

Martin K. Birmingham has been the president and chief executive officer of Financial Institutions, Inc., and Five Star Bank since 2013. He served as president and chief of community banking at Five Star Bank in 2012 and 2013 and as senior vice president, commercial banking executive and Rochester region president from 2005 to 2012. He was promoted to executive vice president in 2009. He was president and CEO of the National Bank of Geneva, a wholly owned subsidiary of the company, in 2005. Previously he served in progressive corporate banking roles at Fleet Boston Financial Group/Bank of America including as regional president. Birmingham serves on several not-for-profit boards including:  AAA of Central and Western New York (past chair), the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, University of Rochester Medical Center, St. John Fisher College (chairman), Monroe Community College Foundation, and the New York Bankers Association (chairman of the Profit Solutions committee). He is also a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council. Birmingham earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Lawrence University and his Master of Business Administration degree from Simon Business School at the University of Rochester.