News - 01/14/2016

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PeoplesBank Announces Key Promotions

HOLYOKE, MA (January 14, 2016) - PeoplesBank has announced the promotions and appointments of several key associates

PeoplesBank Announces New PromotionsBrian M. Canina has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Canina possesses more than sixteen years of financial experience and first joined the bank in 2009. A resident of Longmeadow, Mr. Canina holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bryant College and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is also a graduate of the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking and is a recipient of the Wharton Leadership Certificate. Mr. Canina is president of the Finance and Accounting Society of New England and an officer of the Financial Managers Society, Boston Chapter. He serves on the boards of directors for the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce and The Children’s Study Home.

Stacy A. Sutton has been promoted to Senior Vice President Retail Administration. Ms. Sutton possesses more than two decades of banking experience. She joined the bank in 1992 and previously served as First Vice President Retail Administration. A resident of Chicopee, Ms. Sutton holds an Associate Degree in Accounting from Springfield Technical Community College and is a graduate of the Massachusetts Bankers Association School for Financial Studies. She serves on the board of directors for Springfield Partners.

Joseph R. Zazzaro has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Mr. Zazzaro possesses over three decades of information technology experience with focus in financial services. He joined the bank in 2006 and previously served as First Vice President Information Technology. A resident of Westfield, Mr. Zazzaro holds a Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the University of Phoenix and an Associate Degree in Management Information Systems from Holyoke Community College. He also is a graduate of the New England School of Financial Studies. Mr. Zazzaro was 14 year member of the Greater Westfield Boys and Girls Club board of directors and continues to volunteer to provide technical support for the club. He has also volunteered his technical and leadership skills at other local organizations such as the Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity, United Way, Red Cross and the Chicopee Boys and Girls Club.

Russell D. Fontaine has been promoted to First Vice President Retail Sales. Mr. Fontaine possesses more than a decade of financial experience. He first joined the bank in 2009 and previously served as Vice President Sales and Service Manager. A resident of Agawam, Mr. Fontaine holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Westfield State University and a certificate from the Wharton School of Business Leadership at the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He serves on the board of the Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity.

Matthew J. Bannister has been appointed to Vice President, Corporate Responsibility. Mr. Bannister possesses more than thirty years of brand management and corporate social responsibility experience. A resident of Hadley, Mr. Bannister holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His prior experience includes advertising, public relations, and event marketing for top advertising agencies and major non-profit organizations.

Paul E. Hillsburg has been promoted to Vice President PeoplesFinancial and Insurance Services. Mr. Hillsburg possesses more than three decades of financial, sales and business development experience. He first joined the bank in April 2008 and previously served as Assistant Vice President PeoplesFinancial and Insurance Services. A resident of Ludlow, Mr. Hillsburg holds an Associate Degree in Business Management from Springfield Technical Community College. He holds his Series 7 and Series 66 licenses.

Kristen P. Hua has been promoted to Vice President Secondary Market. Ms. Hua possesses more than a decade of banking experience. She first joined the bank in May 2001 and previously served as Assistant Vice President Secondary Market. A resident of South Hadley, she holds a Master of Business Administration from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Bachelor of Arts from Providence College. She also is a graduate of the New England School for Financial Studies. Ms. Hua is a member of the 2011 BusinessWest 40 Under Forty class and member of the 2005 Leadership Holyoke class. She serves on the boards of Girls Inc. of Holyoke and the Kiwanis Club of Holyoke. She is also a member of the Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity.

Craig W. Kaylor has been appointed to Vice President Compliance. Mr. Kaylor brings more than a decade of banking and financial experience to his new position. He will be responsible for overseeing and ensuring all compliance regulations and policies are met. A resident of Longmeadow, Mr. Kaylor holds a Juris Doctor Degree from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University at Albany, SUNY. Mr. Kaylor teaches law classes as an adjunct professor at Western New England University and lectures at Boston University’s School of Law. He is a member of the 2008 BusinessWest 40 Under Forty class and also serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Hampden County Bar Association.

Denise A. Lamory has been promoted to Vice President Commercial Loan Administration. Ms. Lamory possesses close to four decades of banking experience. She first joined the bank in August 1976 and previously served as Assistant Vice President Commercial Loan Administration. A resident of Holyoke, Ms. Lamory holds several business and financial related certificates from the Western Massachusetts Institute of Management Education, Inc. and Holyoke Community College.

Trisha L. Leary has been promoted to Vice President Internal Control. Ms. Leary possesses more than a decade of financial experience. She first joined the bank in 2013 and previously served as Risk Oversight Officer. A resident of Westfield, Ms. Leary holds a Master of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She serves as treasurer on the board of Girls, Inc. of Holyoke.

Karen E. Sinopoli has been appointed to Vice President Controller. Ms. Sinopoli brings a decade of banking and audit experience to her new position. She will be responsible for maintaining and supervising the financial record of the bank in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A resident of Pittsfield, Ms. Sinopoli holds a Master of Science in Accounting from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University. She is treasurer and serves on the board of the Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center.

Donna J. Wiley has been promoted to Vice President Regional Manager. Ms. Wiley possesses close to four decades of banking experience. She first joined the bank in 1979 and previously served as Assistant Vice President Regional Manager. A resident of Granby, Ms. Wiley holds an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Holyoke Community College and graduated with honors from the Massachusetts Bankers Association School for Financial Studies. She serves as president of Friends of Granby Elderly Inc., is a member of the WestMass ElderCare Money Management Program advisory council and serves on the board of directors of the Chicopee Boys and Girls Club. She also helped develop the bank’s financial literacy outreach efforts and coordinates delivery of these programs to schools throughout the Pioneer Valley.

Brian J. Rheaume has been promoted to Assistant Vice President Information Technology. Mr. Rheaume possesses more than a decade of information technology experience. He first joined the bank in 2002 and previously served as Information Technology Officer Supervisor. A resident of Ware, Mr. Rheaume holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Westfield State University and is an A+ Certified Professional IT Technician.

Beverly J. Farnham has been promoted to Loan Service Officer. Ms. Farnham possesses close to two decades of financial and banking experience. She first joined the bank in 1996 and previously served as Loan Service Specialist. A resident of Holyoke, Ms. Farnham has earned diplomas for Financial Services Operations and Consumer Lending from the Center of Financial Training. She has been volunteering for the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Road Race for more than a decade.

Amos McLeod III has been appointed to Senior Credit Analyst Officer. Mr. McLeod brings more than a decade of banking experience to his new position. He will be responsible for understanding and managing the credit risk and loan quality of the bank’s commercial real estate and loan portfolios. A resident of Huntington, Mr. McLeod holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Springfield College and is a graduate of the School of Commercial Lending Program at Babson College. He serves as treasurer of Friends of the Huntington Public Library and volunteers for the United Way of Pioneer Valley.

Nancy M. Robinson has been promoted to Internal Audit Officer. Ms. Robinson possesses more than a decade of banking and financial experience. She first joined the bank in 2012 and previously served as Financial Analyst. A resident of Agawam, Ms. Robinson holds a Master of Science in Accounting and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Western New England University. She serves on the board of the Connecticut River Valley Golden Retriever Club. She also volunteers for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, United Way and Children’s Study Home.

 

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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 associates 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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