Following on the heels of last week’s announcement that bank President Mark Whalen will be succeeding Jack McGeorge as Chief Executive Officer in May, 2015 additional organizational changes are as follows:
Effective May, 2015, Paul Totino, currently an Executive Vice President, will become President.
Effective May, 2015, Barry Whittaker, currently an Executive Vice President, will become Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer.
In addition, the Bank today announced the following promotions effective immediately:
James Gordon, to Senior Vice President, Technology
Eric Morse, to Senior Vice President, Marketing and Retail Banking
Larry Pitman, toSenior Vice President and Team Leader, Commercial Lending
Danielle Walsh, to Senior Vice President and Treasurer
“The changes we are making reflect the significant contributions made by some team leaders who have been with us for many years as well as recognizing the immediate contributions made by employees who have joined our team in the last two years”, commented Jack McGeorge, CEO and Chairman of the Board. “We are announcing these changes now - a full year in advance - to ensure complete transparency. I am so proud of the team we have in place at Needham Bank. We’ll be continuing this discussion with our employees and our customers over the weeks and months ahead.”
In another significant executive move, Needham Bank is pleased to announce that Tony Battista will be joining the Executive Management Team as an Executive Vice President on May 5th. Mr. Battista, a CPA, has more than 30 years of banking experience which includes audit oversight and enterprise-wide risk management.
“Tony is a great addition to an already strong management team,” said McGeorge. “He has a wealth of experience and will provide us with real depth and expertise in the areas of accounting, investments, risk management and IT security.”
About Needham Bank
Needham Bank, headquartered at 1063 Great Plain Avenue in Needham, MA, is the quintessential community bank, serving Boston and its neighboring communities continuously since 1892. Needham Bank represents the evolution of community banking, offering the latest financial products and technologies while maintaining an unwavering commitment to the communities served. For more information please visit NeedhamBank.com. Needham Bank is a member of FDIC and SIF.