1/11/2018 Adams Community Bank Announces Retirements and Promotions

Adams Community Bank
For Immediate Release
January 11, 2018
For further information contact:
Charles P. O’Brien, President and CEO, 413-749-1150 or cobrien@adamscommunity.com or
2 Center Street, Adams, MA 01220

Adams Community Bank Announces Retirements and Promotions

ADAMS, MA – January 11, 2018 – Adams Community Bank today announced the recent promotions of a number of employees, along with the planned retirements of two long-term staff members. In announcing these changes bank president Charles O’Brien noted the depth and skill of our staff continues to be a strong point for the bank. Our team is a blend of experienced banking professionals with diverse backgrounds, all of whom are focused on providing the customers with the highest level of service which they expect from the premier community bank in Berkshire County.

Rick Gurney, Executive Vice President of Retail Lending, will be retiring as of February 28, 2018 after 32 years of service and Bill Whitman, facilities manager for over 38 years, retired on November 10, 2017. O’Brien said, “These two employees have served the bank with distinction over their careers. We will miss their commitment to service, their leadership and their guidance. You cannot find two more dedicated employees. Their service to the bank earned the trust and loyalty of our staff and customers alike and we wish both Rick and Bill long and happy retirements.”

O’Brien also announced a number of promotions:

Andre Charbonneau will continue in his current role as Chief Financial Officer and has also been named Chief Operating Officer. In this expanded role Andre will assume responsibility for certain lending and administrative functions.

Jackie McNinch, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, overseeing the mortgage originations function for all of Berkshire County.

Terry Jajko was promoted to Vice President and Controller.

Loan Officers Dawn Lampiasi and Laurie Pelczynski, Business Relationship Officer Kris Bona, and Branch Officer Jacob Dabrowski have each been promoted to Assistant Vice President.

Jamie Leach has been promoted to Retail Supervisor of the Customer Care Department.

O’Brien stated, “All of these employees are committed to excellence in every sense of the word from being continuous learners, to expanding their scope of responsibilities, to providing the very best banking solutions to our customers; I could not be more proud of their individual and collective achievements. These promotions represent well deserved recognition for the dedication towards the success of our customers.”

Adams Community Bank is an independent, community savings bank located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts and headquartered in Adams, MA. Adams Community Bank’s savings bank charter was incorporated in 1869 and the institution has approximately $530 million in assets. Adams Community Bank has eight locations in the region. They are in: Adams, Cheshire, Lanesboro, Lee, Lenox, North Adams and Williamstown. Member FDIC. Member DIF. Equal Housing Lender.

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