News - 05/03/2017


PeoplesBank Announces New Hires

PeoplesBank Announces New HiresHOLYOKE, MA (May 3, 2017) – PeoplesBank has announced the appointment of Mark Foster to Vice President, Operational Risk Manager, Jay Seyler to Vice President, Business Banking Officer, Shana Hendrikse to Business Banking Officer and Jessica Menard to Commercial Credit Officer.

Mr. Foster possesses more than a decade of financial and audit experience. A resident of South Windsor, CT, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Connecticut. Mr. Foster is an RSA Archer Certified Administrator and was named a 2015 RSA Archer Innovation Award Winner.

Mr. Seyler possesses more than thirty years of banking and financial experience. A resident of East Longmeadow, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bryant University and a Master of Business Administration from Western New England University.

Ms. Hendrikse possesses more than a decade of banking and financial experience. A resident of Brimfield, she holds a Master of Science degree from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Leo University. Ms. Hendrikse has completed training through the New England School of Financial Studies at Babson and holds a certificate in financial studies.

Ms. Menard possesses close to a decade of banking and commercial loan experience. A resident of Enfield, CT, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bay Path University. Ms. Menard has completed training through the Risk Management Association, Massachusetts Bankers Association and Center for Financial Training.


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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