PeoplesBank Announces Key Appointments
HOLYOKE, MA (January 7, 2019) – PeoplesBank has announced the appointments of Colin J. Lacey as Village Commons South Hadley Banking Center Manager, Clare Ladue as Hadley Banking Center Manager, and Samuel Smith as East Longmeadow Banking Center Manager.
In his new position, Mr. Lacey is responsible for identifying and providing personal and small business customers banking options to achieve their financial needs including depository services and lending solutions. He has six years of financial services experience.
A resident of South Hadley, Mr. Lacey holds a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH. He is also a 2017 graduate of the Springfield Leadership Institute. Mr. Lacey is a volunteer youth lacrosse coach in South Hadley.
In her new position, Ms. Ladue oversees and manages all aspects of a full-service banking center, including staffing, sales, operations, business development, and community relations. She has 24 years of banking experience.
A resident of Palmer, Ms. Ladue is a graduate of the Massachusetts Bankers Association’s New England School of Financial Studies. She also earned Commercial Lending Certification from the Massachusetts Bankers Association. Ms. Ladue’s volunteer service includes the Quaboag Hills Chamber of Commerce, where she served on the Executive Committee, as well as the Ware 250th Anniversary Committee, the West Springfield Partners for Education, the Walk of Champions to Benefit Baystate Mary Lane Rays of Hope, Junior Achievement, Rays of Hope, Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen, and Link to Libraries.
In his new position, Mr. Smith is serving the financial needs of both consumer and small business clients. Utilizing technology, he is providing a consultative learning environment in order to educate clients around the various options for banking with PeoplesBank. He has 13 years of banking and financial services experience.
A resident of Springfield, Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems with a minor in business management. He is also a Certified Business Banker by Moody’s Analytics. Mr. Smith is also an active volunteer for Revitalize CDC and Junior Achievement.
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 $171 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 10,000 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.
PeoplesBank is a mutual bank and therefore responsible to our 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. We currently have 20 banking centers located in Massachusetts and four banking centers in Connecticut operating as First Suffield Bank, a division of PeoplesBank.
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