News - 05/12/2017


Jacqueline Charron Named 2017 Woman of the Year by the Professional Women’s Chamber

Jacqueline Charron, Chief Risk Officer and Senior Vice President – Operations, PeoplesBankHOLYOKE, MA (May 12, 2017) – The Professional Women’s Chamber (PWC) has announced Jacqueline Charron, Chief Risk Officer and Senior Vice President – Operations, PeoplesBank, as their 2017 Woman of the Year.

In a recent article published by BusinessWest, the PWC selection committee said they were thoroughly impressed with Ms. Charron’s work-life balance, as evidenced by her pursuit of education while managing her career and being the mother of four children.

“The PWC recently had a work-life balance panel at a luncheon, and we loved how, through her application, Jackie personified work-life balance,” said Liz Rappaport, Secretary of the PWC Board Committee.

Ms. Charron has served at the leadership level of many community and business organizations, including the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Girls Inc., the South Hadley and Greater Holyoke Chambers of Commerce, and United Way of Pioneer Valley.

The award is presented annually to a woman in Western Mass who exemplifies outstanding leadership, professional accomplishment and service to the community.

A celebration in her honor will be held on Thursday, June 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Carriage House at Storrowton Tavern in West Springfield.

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About: PeoplesBank is a leader in innovation, corporate responsibility, environmental sustainability, and employee engagement. Our three LEED® certified offices are environmentally friendly, and we have financed more than $126 million in wind, hydroelectric, and solar energy projects.

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 boards of directors and committees of 115 nonprofit organizations in the area.

As a mutual bank, PeoplesBank is responsible to its depositors, employees, and the community. This organizational structure allows us to focus on the long-term viability of the bank and the best interests of our customers.

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