Chair: Joanne Pearce, SVP/Risk Management Officer - NH Mutual Bancorp
The primary objective of this peer group is to establish an ongoing forum where senior-level risk managers can meet periodically to network, share best practices, ask questions, and be supportive of each other on a full-range of risk considerations and ERM topics impacting the banking industry. It is also a forum where members will serve as a resource for the NH Bankers on legislative matters at the state and federal level, as well as identify educational and training opportunities for the association to provide to enhance the skills for its members with oversight of enterprise risk management at their institution.
Chair: Antone Cabral, VP, IT Officer - Piscataqua Savings Bank
This peer group is responsible for developing awareness for physical bank security, and should be a forum for continued strengthening of security functions and compliance. Members will assist NH Bankers with identifying educational and training opportunities to help enhance skills and expertise for bank security professionals.
Trust and Wealth Management
Chair: Valerie Nevel, Senior Financial Advisor - Ledyard Financial Advisors
This peer group provides a forum for bank trust officers and wealth management professionals to discuss trends and practices specific to their business. They also advise NH Bankers on the annual trust conference. Meetings include both discussions and informal presentations by guest speakers. This group is also responsible for suggesting changes in laws and regulations affecting trust services and operations, both federal and state, and identifying important trends and issues affecting trust services in NH and communicating these to leadership at NH Bankers.
Chair: Kaitlin Covel, VP, Mortgage Support Manager - Mascoma Bank
This peer group assists NH Bankers with developing strategies to attract the next generation of bankers. This group will help create awareness about the variety of careers in banking and assist with recruiting efforts. They may also create opportunities to network with peers in other industries and provide a forum to discuss timely and related topics related to workforce development.