UTICA, N.Y. -- An Upstate New York bank announces a new partnership with a global spokesperson.

Olympic bronze medalist Erin Hamlin has agreed to be the face of Adirondack Bank. Bank officials said they chose Hamlin because of her local roots and their common values. The athlete said this partnership is a natural fit.

"I obviously see them everywhere. My drive for Lake Placid, when I go up for training, I think I pass like a series of Adirondack Bank locations so it just seemed so perfect. I know people who work within the bank so it was exciting to have something that felt so comfortable," said Erin Hamlin, Olympic Bronze Medalist.

Adirondack Bank will be present to support Hamlin in her future endeavors including the World Cups in Lake Placid, the World Championships and the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.