Congratulations to Donna Sahely, senior operations specialist, and Glaiz Herdman, senior account representative in Client Services, on their selection as this month’s Employees of the Month.
Donna was selected for her contributions to the Bank’s recent introduction of Debit EMV chip cards. Glaiz was recognized for developing internal training sessions to support the Bank’s electronic delivery systems.
Donna Sahely (left) and Glaiz Herdman (right)
Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank, has announced the promotion of Jean M. Hoskins to the position of branch manager of the Bank’s One Lincoln Street office in Framingham.
Hoskins joined MutualOne Bank in January of this year as a senior personal banker. Her previous experience includes positions as store supervisor and customer service representative with TD Bank. Earlier in her career, she was an associate retail marketing manager and co-op manager with The Rockport Company.
She is a graduate of South Panola High School in Batesville, MS, and earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Jackson (MS) State University.
A Framingham resident, Hoskins is a volunteer with the Pearl Street Cafe and a deacon at the Greater Framingham Community Church (GFCC). She also works with GFCC youth and is involved with mission and outreach work supporting various initiatives in both the MetroWest and international communities.
“Jean’s banking and management background and her dedication to others through her volunteer service work make her a perfect choice as a MutualOne branch manager,” said Haranas. “She shares our commitment to the individual and to the community.”
Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee, announced today that the Foundation has awarded $3,000 to Parents Association of the Handicapped (PATH), the Natick Recreation and Parks Department, and Camp Arrowhead to provide camperships for families requiring financial assistance.
Located in Natick on the shore of Lake Cochituate, Camp Arrowhead serves local children and adults with a variety of special needs through a six-week summer social and physical recreation day camp and a one-week residential camp in New Hampshire.
“The Foundation is pleased to offer its support to the professionals and trained volunteers who have kept this program up and running successfully for more than 55 years for the benefit of so many families and individuals in our community,” said Haranas.
Celebrating the MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s recent grant to Camp Arrowhead and Parents Association of the Handicapped (PATH) are (l-r) Brenna Keefe, Camp Arrowhead waterfront director; Michael Carey, MutualOne Bank; Melissa Carter, director of Camp Arrowhead; Julia Stevens, Camp Arrowhead book club specialist; Ben Baptiste, Camp Arrowhead lifeguard; Mobolaji Omisore, manager of MutualOne Bank’s Natick office; and Ethan Mapel, assistant director of Camp Arrowhead.
Congratulations to Raymond Bradford, personal banker at our Concord Street, Framingham office, and Jennifer Figueroa, loan processor in our residential lending department, on their selection as this month’s Employees of the Month.
Raymond was selected for his initiatives in expanding customer relationships. Jennifer was recognized for the exceptional service she provides loan applicants.
Raymond Bradford (left) and Jennifer Figueroa (right)
Chairman Robert P. Lamprey of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation announced today that a recent $1,500 Foundation donation will cover the purchase of five cases of brand name headphones for use by fifth grade students at the Mary E. Stapleton School in Framingham. The goal, Lamprey said, is to reduce noise distraction in classrooms where students are engaged in individual digital learning activities on devices such as Chromebooks and iPads.
According to special education teacher Debbie Price who sought the Foundation grant, there were more classroom electronic devices available to students than there were headphones, resulting in noise distractions that could compromise the learning experience.
Youngsters living at the Framingham Housing Authority’s Musterfield Place family residences will have more to do this summer, thanks to a recent $10,000 grant from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation.
The Foundation award will help fund the salaries of a summer staff for the on-site recreation and outdoor play camp program that was started by the Housing Authority five years ago.
According to Stephen G. Keane, executive director of the Framingham Housing Authority, last year’s program for the Musterfield community was supported by a grant from the Attorney General’s office. There is no open grant opportunity from the state this year, he said.
“The program provides supervised outdoor recreation opportunity for youngsters who might otherwise be glued to a computer or television screen all day,” said Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee. “The Musterfield recreation program is a viable and valuable alternative to screen time. We’re pleased to help guarantee that it will be available to the residents and their families again this year.”
Thank you to our neighbors for selecting MutualOne Bank as one of their favorite businesses in WickedLocal’s annual reader poll. We are pleased to have been selected as the #1 Community Bank in Framingham, as well as to receive the Silver award for regional favorite, and honorable mention in Natick.
Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank, has announced the promotion of Brian E. Ledwith of Franklin to Executive Vice President and Senior Commercial Lender. In this position, he oversees the Bank’s commercial loan department.
Ledwith joined the Bank in 2007 as vice president and member of the commercial lending team. In 2013, he was promoted to senior vice president with responsibilities that included overseeing the commercial loan support staff.
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 soccer and hockey. He is a past board member of the Franklin Educational Foundation, and past chairman of program development for the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce.
Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a trustee of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation, announced today that the Foundation has awarded scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each to four students. They are Ana Asmar, Framingham High School; Sarah Woodlard, Natick High School; Caitlyn Snider, Marian High School; and Erin Dowdy, Joseph P. Keefe Regional Technical School.
Each of the scholarships is named to honor a prominent past member of the MutualOne Bank family including Roland J. Bunnell II, a Foundation trustee and MutualOne Bank senior vice president and member of the board of directors; Joseph M. Vincent, senior vice president and controller; Richard H. Potter, former president, CEO and chairman of the board of directors; and Charles W. Hickson, former president, CEO and board chairman.
“Higher education is an important investment, and we strongly believe that giving these exceptional students the opportunity to learn and grow is one way we can encourage a brighter future.” said Haranas.
Congratulations to Neveen Bakhet, personal banker II at our Natick office, and Luz Acevedo, operations specialist at our Main Office, on their selection as this month’s Employees of the Month.
Neveen was selected for her ability to work with customers to offer solutions for their financial needs. Luz was recognized for her willingness to learn new tasks and accept added responsibilities on short notice.
Neveen Bakhet (left) and Luz Acevedo (right)