Robert Dellatorre has been named senior relationship manager in First Niagara’s New England middle-market banking group, responsible for managing the bank’s relationships with middle-market companies in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Dellatorre will report to Senior Vice President James Bzdyra, who manages commercial banking for First Niagara’s New England region, the bank said in a statement.

Dellatorre joins First Niagara from JPMorgan Chase, where he served since 1991, most recently in a similar post as vice president – middle market banking group.

“Robert is an energetic and experienced banking professional who has worked on all aspects of commercial banking throughout New England,” First Niagara New England Regional President David Ring said in a statement. “Robert’s long term track record of attracting new relationships and providing exceptional customer service makes him a perfect fit for this position at First Niagara.  We are thrilled to welcome Robert to the team.”