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The Recorder – Business Briefs: June 7, 2019

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Published: 6/6/2019 5:12:44 PM

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Greenfield Cooperative Bank promotes two employees

The Greenfield Cooperative Bank board of directors has promoted Lisa D. Kmetz and Michael F. Turley.

Kmetz was promoted to senior vice president, retail and BSA/security officer. She has 38 years of experience, having started at the former Bank of New England-West. She also spent time at the former United Savings Bank before joining Northampton Cooperative in 1998.

Kmetz, a Florence resident, is responsible for managing the branch network for the bank and its security functions as well as coordinating the bank’s charitable giving efforts. She has her associate’s degree in business administration from Holyoke Community College and completed a certificate program in computer information systems through Western New England University.

Turley was promoted to senior vice president and controller. He has 39 years of experience in banking and finance, and joined Greenfield Cooperative Bank in September of 2013.

Turley, a Buckland resident who serves on the town finance committee, is a graduate of Union College in New York with a degree in economics, and attended master’s program at Western New England University.

Greenfield Savings Bank announces two promotions, new hire

Greenfield Savings Bank has promoted Christopher Pike to assistant vice president and special assets officer, and Karen M. Cartier to vice president compliance, fraud prevention and community reinvestment officer.

Mary Pomeroy has also joined GSB as assistant office manager at the main office.

Before joining GSB in 2014, Pike was an associate director and bank consultant at RMPI Consulting, according to a GSB press release.

“Chris first came to our attention as a consultant to our bank,” said Josh Parker, vice president and operations officer. “Chris was impressed by our bank and we were impressed by his experience, so we offered him a job.”

Pike received his master’s degree from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. Pike lives in Franklin County.

As the fraud prevention officer, Cartier manages the Bank Secrecy and Anti-Money Laundering Department, the bank’s compliance management system, and identity theft and fraud prevention programs. Her department monitors transactions and identifies suspicious activity.

Cartier joined GSB in December 2013, and has been working in banking and fraud prevention for 28 years.

“Karen is tenacious in her work to protect our customers and the bank from fraud and identity theft,” said Denise Coyne, executive vice president and chief operating officer at GSB. “Throughout the year, Karen gives talks on identity theft and fraud prevention to community groups, to seniors and at open houses at the bank.”

Cartier, a Westfield native who now lives in Chicopee, is a 2008 graduate of the New England School for Financial Studies at the Babson Executive School, and has earned additional professional designations including Certified Bank Secrecy & Anti-Money Laundering Professional (CBAP) and Certified Community Bank Compliance Officer (CBCCO).

The new hire, Pomeroy, will supervise activities of the office and staff, as well as provide customer service and business development.

“Mary is an experienced manager with more than 10 years in the banking industry,” said Lisa McKenna, assistant vice president and Greenfield office sales manager. “She is committed to our goals of locally-based community banking and to providing our customers with exceptional service.”

Pomeroy, a native of Ashfield who now lives in Turners Falls, has earned numerous diplomas from the Center for Financial Training. She is currently enrolled in the business and financial management program at the New England College of Business.

Founded in 1869, GSB has 160 employees, and has 10 offices throughout Franklin and Hampshire counties as well as a network of free-standing ATMs. The bank operates the only trust and investment management company headquartered in Franklin County.

Source: on 2019-06-06 17:11:15

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