7/17/17 Massachusetts Bankers Association elects nine members to Board of Directors

ADAMS, MA – July 17, 2017 – The Massachusetts Bankers Association (MBA) has elected nine executives to serve in new positions on its board of directors, including Charles P. O’Brien, president of Adams Community Bank, as chairman of the MBA serving a one-year term.

The nine executives and their new MBA board positions include:

Chairman of the Board:
Charles P. O’Brien

President, Adams Community Bank
Charlie O'Brien

Vice Chairman:
William M. Parent

President, Blue Hills Bank, Hyde Park

Donald P. Gill

President, Coastal Heritage Bank, Weymouth

At-Large Directors

Mark C. Crandall
Regional President for MA/RI
TD Bank, Boston
(Three-Year Term; Re-appointment)

Patrick J. Murray
President, Bristol County Savings Bank, Taunton
(Three-Year Term; Re-appointment)

Kevin M. Tierney
President, North Shore Bank, Peabody
(Three-Year Term; Re-appointment

Brian W. Thompson
President, Commerce Bank & Trust, Worcester
(Three-Year Term; Re-appointment)

Mark R. O’Connell
President, Avidia Bank, Hudson
(One-Year Term)

Mark R. Haranas
President, MutualOne Bank, Framingham
(Three-Year Term)

“This is a terrific group of people to lead our local banking industry as board members, as well as being significant executives in their own markets,” said Daniel J. Forte, president and CEO of the MBA. “We know that there are great opportunities ahead for our industry, as well as a fair share of challenges. All of these new members of the board will provide considerable expertise and talent, serving 69,000 employees locally in the banking industry, as well as a very large customer

“Charles O’Brien, our new chairman,” added Forte, “is highly regarded in our industry, has great knowledge and skill and, we are proud to say, is from Western Massachusetts and the Berkshires.”

O’Brien has 37 years of experience in banking and financial services. He has been president of Adams Community Bank since 2002. He is a champion of financial literacy, staff development, and community volunteer work.

“I am humbled by this election to serve the members of the Massachusetts Bankers Association,” said O’Brien. “I am also proud to be one of just a few chairmen from Western Massachusetts and the only person from Berkshire County to serve in the 111-year history of the MBA. There are challenges ahead for our industry, but never before have I seen so much dedication and hard work, from so many industry professionals, coming together to make an impact in every small town and
big city in the Commonwealth.”

The remainder of the Massachusetts Bankers Association Board of Directors includes:

Immediate Past Chairman:
Gilda M. Nogueira

East Cambridge Savings Bank

Two-Year Term
Donna L. Boulanger

President, North Brookfield Savings Bank

Sandra J. Pattie
President , BankNewport

Patrick J. Sullivan
Mass. Market President, People’s United Bank, Boston

Sushil K. Tuli
President , Leader Bank, N.A., Arlington

John R. Wiseman
President, Middlesex Federal Savings, F.A., Somerville

One-Year Term
Peter G. Brown
President , Dedham Institution for Savings

Michael A. Lee
Managing Director, Santander Bank, Boston

Steven E. Lowell
President, Monson Savings Bank

Thomas L. Mortimer
President, Haverhill Bank

Jonathan W. Pierce
President, Avon Co-operative Bank

The Massachusetts Bankers Association represents approximately 155 commercial, savings and co-operative banks and savings and loan associations with 69,000 employees located in Massachusetts and elsewhere in New England.
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 $490 million in assets. Adams Community Bank has eight branch locations in the region. They are in: Adams, Cheshire, Lanesboro, Lee, Lenox, North Adams and Williamstown. Member FDIC. Member DIF. Equal Housing Lender.

Visit adamscommunity.com for more information.

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