Four promoted at MutualOne Bank

MutualOne BankMark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank, has announced the promotions of Clarice Santos of Framingham, Julie Morin of Hudson, Melissa Roberts of Brockton, and Cheryl Suarez of Holliston.

Clarice Santos
Santos was promoted to manager of client services, responsible for managing the client services department and electronic banking activities.

She joined MutualOne Bank in 2008 as a teller at the Concord Street branch in Framingham. In 2009, she joined the client services department as a senior account representative and had served as assistant manager since 2013. Previously, she was an administrative assistant in the law offices of Richard J. DeAngelis.

Santos is a graduate of Framingham High School and Framingham State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She is an active volunteer, and recently returned from a volunteer mission at a refugee shelter in South Africa.

Julie Morin
Morin is now assistant manager of client services following her promotion from senior account representative in the department, a position she held since 2012.

She joined MutualOne Bank in 2007 as a teller at the Concord Street branch, and was promoted to customer service representative in 2009. Previously, she was a teller at Gouverneur Savings and Loan.

Morin is a graduate of Joseph P. Keefe Technical High School and holds a bachelor’s degree from Regis College in Weston.

Melissa Roberts
Roberts was promoted to compliance specialist from her previous position as operations specialist, which she held since joining MutualOne Bank in 2011.

She began her career in 2001 as a teller with S-Bank. She moved up to operations clerk, a position she held at S-Bank for the following nine years.

Roberts earned a bachelor’s degree in travel and tourism/hospitality administration at Lasell College in Newton.

Cheryl Suarez
Also announced was the promotion of Cheryl Suarez to the position of operations manager, effective December 2014. Presently assistant branch manager at the Concord Street branch in Framingham, Suarez joined MutualOne in 2012 as a teller, with past experience as a store supervisor with TD Bank. She subsequently served as a customer service representative before being named assistant branch manager in May 2013.

Her background also includes over 15 years of management experience with Bank Boston/Fleet and five years as a special education aide for the Newfound Area School District. She is a past president and volunteer coordinator of the Parent Teacher Community Organization for Bridgewater (NH)-Hebron Village School.

Sousa promoted at MutualOne Bank

Steve_Sousa_CREMark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank, has announced the promotion of Steven J. Sousa to commercial relationship executive, a newly created position designed to service and support commercial banking relationships both in the field and internally through the Bank’s branch network.

Sousa joined MutualOne Bank as a senior teller in 2009, and advanced through positions including personal banker and certified business banker before being appointed to his current position.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH, and has completed financial services workshops and seminars provided by the Massachusetts Bankers Association.

Sousa is a Dedham resident.

Chapman joins MutualOne as VP, Commercial Lender

Garth ChapmanGarth Chapman of Framingham has joined MutualOne Bank as vice president, commercial lender. He brings with him a decade of commercial lending experience, most recently with Sovereign Bank in Worcester, where he was vice president, commercial credit officer.

Previously, Chapman served in credit and lending positions at TD Bank offices in Framingham, Worcester and Burlington. He began his business banking career as an underwriter and credit analyst with the former Fleet National Bank in Framingham.

Chapman holds an MBA from Northeastern University and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Bentley College.

Brian Ledwith promoted to SVP, Commercial Lender

Brian LedwithMark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank, has announced the promotion of Brian Ledwith of Franklin to senior vice president, commercial lender. In this position, he will also oversee the Bank’s commercial loan support staff.

Ledwith joined the former Framingham Co-operative Bank in 2007 as vice president and member of the commercial lending team. At this time, he has over 23 years of experience in commercial and real estate investment lending.

Previously, he had served as vice president/senior retail lending officer and commercial lending officer at Benjamin Franklin Bank in Franklin, and as vice president, senior loan officer with Medway Co-operative Bank in Medway.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston College and graduated with honors from the America’s Community Bankers’ National School of Banking.

Ledwith has been active in coaching local youth athletics, including hockey, baseball and soccer. He is a past board member of the Franklin Educational Foundation, and past chairman of program development for the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce.