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.