AROUND THE VALLEY
Autographed Les Paul Epiphone Guitar Raffle to Benefit Maudslay Arts Center
Here is your chance to win a Les Paul Epiphone guitar, personally autographed by many of the 2019 Summer Concert Series musicians.
Best known for its summer concert series, the Maudslay Arts Center (MAC) is a cultural and entertainment destination that has served thousands of patrons since its founding in 1992.
On October 28, 2018, a large maple tree cracked during a coastal windstorm and fell through the roof of the MAC concert barn causing extensive damage that was not covered by insurance. Funds from the guitar raffle will go towards further recovery from the 2018 aftermath.
Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union Awards $1,500 to Joni & Friends New England ( Top of page )
Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union announced the winner of its latest Give-A-Click campaign, Joni & Friends New England. The organization received a $1,500 donation from the Credit Union’s We Share A Common Thread Foundation.
The Give-A-Click program runs quarterly on the We Share a Common Thread foundation website (WSACT.com). Community members visit the site, learn about the worthy nonprofit contestants and cast their vote for the one they would like to support. The organization with the most votes at the end of the quarter is awarded a $1,500 donation from the foundation.
Jessica Moore Wilson Transitions to Mill City Grows Executive Director
Effective January 2020, Mill City Grows’ Director of Development Jessica Moore Wilson will be assuming the role of the organization’s executive director. This new leadership in the organization’s eight-year existence comes as Mill City Grows expands their new headquarters, builds their team, and engages new community partnerships.
Mill City Grows co-founders Francey Slater and Lydia Sisson, who have been at the helm of Mill City Grows since 2011, will be transitioning out of their current respective roles of executive director and director of programs by the end of 2019 and will continue to support the organization in transitional roles through the summer of 2020.
MOVERS & SHAKERS
Scott Cote Elected to Depositors Insurance Fund Board of Directors, and Pentucket Bank Welcomes new Officer Positions: Scott D. Cote, CEO/chairman of the board of Pentucket Bank has been elected to serve a six year term on the Board of the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF). “It is an honor and a privilege to have been elected by my peers to serve on this prestigious governing board of the DIF,” Cote stated. “I wholeheartedly believe in the mission of the DIF. I am passionate and committed to using my board position to ensure the fund continues to thrive on behalf of its member banks and most importantly the protections it provides for our customers’ deposits.” Cote is one of twelve board members representing all regions of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Robert Glosner is the director of information technology and is responsible for overall ownership of IT within the bank. This includes strategic development of IT infrastructure and related development; disaster recovery/business continuity, vendor management and staff management, among other duties, to ensure a robust and secure technology environment on which the bank functions. Glosner has over thirty years of related IT experience, most recently with the United States Air Force. Glosner is also a certified regulatory and compliance professional and holds two masters’ degrees.
Sara Wormald is the business banking manager, a new position to the bank. Wormald joined the team in March and came to the bank with over 17 years of retail and operational banking experience. Wormald is responsible for the daily management of the business banking team including business banking services and business online banking. In addition to coaching and mentoring the business banking team, Wormald maintains up-to-date and comprehensive knowledge on related policies, procedures and regulations while identifying areas of process improvement, all to ensure satisfactory audit results and to enhance the customer experience.
Heather Harrell joined Pentucket Bank in March as the full-time training officer. Harrell joined the bank with over 11 years of industry experience. In the role of training officer, a new position at Pentucket Bank, Harrell is responsible for designing and implementing bank-wide training programs that educate employees at all levels while enhancing job performance and developing skills for future advancement. Harrell also works with newly hired employees. In addition to her role as training officer, Harrell serves on the customer experience leadership team.
The Merrimack Valley YMCA has named current Chief Operating Officer Francis Kenneally III as its new president and chief executive officer. Kenneally distinguished himself from a field of strong candidates drawn from across the country in a national search led by the Merrimack Valley YMCA corporate board of directors. Kenneally now will succeed Gary Morelli, who stepped down in 2018. In his new role, Kenneally will be the permanent CEO of the Merrimack Valley YMCA, headquartered in Lawrence, and consisting of the Andover/North Andover YMCA, the Lawrence YMCA, the Methuen YMCA and camping services. He will oversee an association consisting of 700 staff, delivering more than $4.1 million annually of subsidized services to deserving children, adults and families of the Merrimack Valley. He will also shepherd the multimillion-dollar renovations and expansion of the Lawrence YMCA.