WESTFIELD BANK PROMOTES KEVIN O’CONNOR TO EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF BANKING OFFICER
Westfield Bank is pleased to announce that Kevin O’Connor has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer. Mr. O’Connor previously served as Senior Vice President of Retail Banking, Retail Lending, and Marketing. In his new position Mr. O’Connor will continue to oversee those same divisions, plus Westfield Financial Management Services and Commercial Deposit Services.
Mr. O’Connor began his banking career at the former Third National Bank. He remained with that company through mergers with Bank of New England, Fleet Bank, and Bank of America. During that span, he held various branch and district/regional management roles in Consumer and Small Business Banking. Prior to joining Westfield Bank in 2010 as Vice President of Retail Banking and Marketing, Mr. O’Connor was the Regional Manager of Retail Banking for Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut for the former New Alliance Bank.
In addition to his many professional accomplishments, Mr. O’Connor is a Board & Executive Committee Member for the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce and the Immediate Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Westfield.
Westfield Bank President and CEO James C. Hagan called Mr. O’Connor’s leadership a key element of Westfield Bank’s success, and an important part of its future.
“Kevin approaches every challenge with the clarity and confidence that inspires his colleagues,” said Hagan. “His leadership and insight were instrumental to the success of our merger with Chicopee Savings Bank and I look forward to his expanded contributions as Westfield Bank moves forward.”