Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

PeoplesBank Appoints Michael Oleksak as Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking.

HOLYOKE, MA (JUNE 6, 2011) — PeoplesBank has announced the appointment of Michael J. Oleksak as executive vice president, Commercial Banking. Oleksak will also be part of the Senior Leadership Team at PeoplesBank. He brings 30 years of banking experience including the last four years as an executive vice president at a $3 billion bank. During that time, Oleksak was responsible for all areas of commercial banking including lending, cash management, credit and operations. 

“Mike matches an entrepreneurial mindset with strong analytic skills,” noted Bowen. “He also has a track record of results, which is important considering our loan, deposit, and footprint growth. We are confident that Mike will help us continue to deliver the highest quality service to our customers.” 

“I am very excited to be joining this bank, which has an exemplary reputation for caring for its customers and the community,” stated Oleksak. “PeoplesBank has financed numerous sustainable energy projects, built green offices, and its employees are recognized as amongst the most generous in the state.  It is an honor to join them.”

A resident of Feeding Hills, Oleksak is the president of the Springfield Technical Community College Foundation, and was previously affiliated with the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the Service League of Western Massachusetts, and the Westfield State College Foundation Board. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science at Bryant University, in Smithfield, RI and earned a Master’s of Business Administration at Western New England University, in Springfield, MA.

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