Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce


Contact: Heidi Higgins
Berkshire Bank
Phone: (413) 236-3756

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Pittsfield, MA

Berkshire Bank is excited to announce the promotion of Deanna Markham to First Vice President, Retail Distribution Manager. In her new position, Markham will maintain a strong leadership presence and community involvement as she remains local to the Berkshires, working from the company’s Pittsfield office.

Deanna Markham, FVP, Retail Distribution Manager

Markham has held many positions throughout the company since her start with Berkshire Bank in 2006 as a Branch Manager in Lee, Massachusetts. In her twelve years at the bank, she has advanced in the company, including promotions to AVP Branch Manager, Vice President, Regional Manager in Berkshire County and most recently, Vice President, Sales and Delivery in 2017.  Recognized for her hard work and dedication, Markham was selected for a 40 under 40 award in 2016 as a most influential young leader.

Heather Lashway, Berkshire Bank’s Senior Vice President said, “Deanna has been instrumental in leading and executing sales, incentive, and service initiatives that have supported the success of the Bank’s retail banking division. In 2018, Deanna has taken on high level projects and has been an integral part in developing and building out our relationship management approach.”

In 2016, Markham graduated from the American Bankers Association’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking and is a Wharton Leadership Certificate Recipient. She attended Marist College where she received a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a concentration in marketing and a minor in fashion merchandising. Committed to giving back to her community, Markham is a Porchlight VNA and Homecare Finance Committee Member and active in the Berkshire Bank Employee Volunteer Program.

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About Berkshire Bank

Berkshire Bank, America's Most Exciting Bank®, is recognized for its entrepreneurial approach, relationship customer experience and distinctive culture. With $11.9 billion in assets, Berkshire provides business and consumer banking, mortgage, wealth management, investment and insurance services through 115 full service branch offices throughout New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, including Commerce Bank, a division of Berkshire Bank. Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) is the parent of Berkshire Bank. Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts' Most Charitable Companies by the Boston Business Journal in 2018. To learn more, visit, call 800-773-5601 or follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.  Berkshire Bank is the official bank of NESN's Boston Bruins coverage, and the community partner of Boston Seasons at City Hall Plaza

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