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PeoplesBank Announces Key Promotions

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HOLYOKE, MA (April 1, 2014) – PeoplesBank has announced the promotion of several key associates.

Donna M. Bliznak has been promoted to First Vice President Commercial Lending. Ms. Bliznak possesses more than 40 years of financial and banking experience. She joined the bank in 1990 as Assistant Vice President Commercial Lending and was later promoted to Vice President Lending. A resident of Northampton, Ms. Bliznak holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts, as well as an Associate of Science from Holyoke Community College. She serves on the board of directors for the Stavros Center for Independent Living and the Northampton Chamber of Commerce.    

Susan B. Wilson has been promoted to First Vice President Corporate Responsibility. Ms. Wilson joined the bank in 1998 as Marketing Manager. Most recently, she served as Vice President Corporate Responsibility, where she was the liaison between the bank and the community. A resident of East Longmeadow, Ms. Wilson holds a Master of Business Administration from Western New England University, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant University, and an Associate of Science from Bay Path College. She is a co-chair of the Western Massachusetts Funders Group a member of the Capital Campaign Planning Committee, Associated Grant Makers and Grant Managers Network. 

Donna M. Charette has been promoted to Vice President Finance. Ms. Charette possesses more than 25 years of financial and banking experience. She joined the bank in 1989 and has served in several positions throughout her career, including most recently as Assistant Vice President Finance. A resident of Chicopee, Ms. Charette is a graduate of the Massachusetts School of Financial Studies at Babson College. She also holds an Asset Liability certification.  

Jeffry A. Kerr has been promoted to Vice President Marketing. In this role he will direct Retail Division marketing programs. Mr. Kerr possesses more than 25 years of banking and financial experience. He is instrumental in driving consumer acquisition and retention strategies. A resident of Monson, Mr. Kerr holds a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

Katherine A. St. Mary has been promoted to Vice President Consumer Lending. Ms. St. Mary possesses more than 30 years of banking and financial experience. She joined the bank in 2005 as a Residential Mortgage Underwriter. A resident of Westfield, Ms. St. Mary holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from American International College and an Associate of Science from Holyoke Community College. She also graduated from the Massachusetts School for Financial Studies at Babson College. 

Xiaolei Hua has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Credit Officer. Mr. Hua joined the bank in 2006 as a Management Development Trainee and has served as Commercial Credit Officer and Project Management Officer. A resident of South Hadley, Mr. Hua holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts and is currently working toward a Master’s degree from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts. He is a board member at the Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity.

Erinn M. Young has been promoted to Assistant Vice President Branch Manager of the Longmeadow office. She possesses more than 17 years of financial and banking experience. A resident of Agawam, Ms. Young holds a Bachelor of Administration in Business Executive Management from Bay Path College. She is the director of Cancer Free Kids Inc. and a board member of Rachel’s Table Professional Advisory Board. Ms. Young also serves as a committee member at the Young Professional Society and the East of the River Chamber. 

Annmarie Hurley has been promoted to Accounting Officer. Ms. Hurley possesses more than 20 years of banking and financial experience. Ms. Hurley joined the bank in 1993 and most recently held the position of Senior Staff Accountant. A resident of Russell, Ms. Hurley holds a Bachelor’s degree from Westfield State University.

 

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As the largest community bank in the market, we have a unique ability to help the communities we serve through volunteer efforts and millions of dollars in donations to charitable and civic causes. Our employees devote an average of 6,000 hours to volunteer work each year and 48 of the bank’s officers serve on the board of directors and committees of 115 area nonprofit organizations.

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