The Community Bank Heroes Award honors the achievements, commitment, and dedication of financial professionals who go above and beyond for their institution and community. Community bankers are often the most philanthropic of their peers in the financial services sector. Dedicated to service and reinvestment in the community, these select few make charitable giving a priority. Despite the burden of financial regulation and competition with “big banks,” these community bankers never lose focus of building goodwill with their neighbors. Our independent panel of judges select the very best and honor the most exceptional examples with our Community Bank Heroes Award.
We are excited to announce our 2017 class of award recipients!
Keynote Speaker – Lynn Margherio, Founder & CEO, Cradles to Crayons
Lynn Margherio is Founder and CEO of Cradles to Crayons, an innovative nonprofit organization that equips homeless and in-need children with the basic things they need to feel safe, warm, valued and successful. With the vision that one day every child would have the everyday essentials they need to thrive, Lynn has harnessed the power of community. Cradles to Crayons mobilizes communities of plenty on behalf of communities of need, recycling and reusing high-quality children’s goods and engaging thousands of youth and adults in tangible service activities each year that benefit local children. In 2002, Cradles to Crayons officially launched in Boston under Lynn’s leadership and successfully expanded to Philadelphia in 2006 followed by the launch of its Chicago location in 2016. Cradles to Crayons is now recognized in top two percent of charities nationwide for overall operational excellence.
Congratulations to our 2017 Community Bank Heroes!
Richard Chavez, Senior Commercial Lending Officer, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Bank
Rachel Chisholm, VP/Area Branch Manager, Blue Hills Bank
Annette Hunt, Executive Vice President, Patriot Community Bank
Luba Levin, VP- Senior Relationship Manager, Rockland Trust Company
Tony Liberopoulos, Senior Vice President, Regional Commercial Banking Officer, United Bank
Gladys Martinez, AVP, Branch Manager, Reading Cooperative Bank
Bruce Marzotto, Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending, Lee Bank
Susan Paley, Vice President, Community Relations, The Village Bank
Donald Queenin, Executive Vice President, Northern Bank & Trust Company
Michael Roy, Vice President CRA Officer, bankESB
Thomas Sharkey, President & CEO (Interim), Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank
Robert Talerman, First Executive Vice President/ Executive Lending Officer, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
Brian Thompson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Commerce Bank