NH Bankers Holds its Annual Meeting and Election of Officers and Directors 

 The New Hampshire Bankers Association (NH Bankers) elected Officers and Directors for the coming fiscal year during its Annual Meeting held on June 22, 2018. The meeting was well attended, with over 130 members of the New Hampshire Banking industry.

NH Banker members voted to elect Mark Pitkin, President and CEO of Sugar River Bank, as Chairman of the Board for the coming year.  Mr. Pitkin, who previously served as Vice-Chairman, is succeeding Dan Morrison, President and CEO of Optima Bank & Trust. 

Also elected to the NH Bankers Executive Committee were Steve Webb, President-NH of TD Bank, as Vice Chairman; Richard Wallis, President and CEO of Piscataqua Savings Bank, as Treasurer; and Philip Emma, President of Merrimack County Savings Bank, as Secretary. 

Reggie Greene, President and CEO, Claremont Savings Bank was approved as a new member of the NH Bankers Board of Directors. Re-elected to the NH Bankers Board were Richard Wallis, President and CEO, Piscataqua Savings Bank and Philip Emma, President, Merrimack County Savings Bank. They will be joining currently elected board members Dan Morrison, President and CEO, Optima Bank & Trust; Anne Lally, President, Salem Co-operative Bank; David Mansfield, CEO, The Provident Bank; and Ron Magoon, President and CEO, Franklin Savings Bank.

Detective Mark Solomon, Greenwich, CT Police Department spoke at the event, and shared an overview of recent fraud activity involving “skimming,” where criminals target ATM machines, gas pumps and point-of-sale devices.  Jeff Szyperski, Chair-elect of the American Bankers Association discussed legislative and regulatory priorities of the banking industry and how bankers are working across the country to achieve successes on Capitol Hill. Will Arvelo, Director of the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development, Business and Economic Affairs spoke about priorities for a 10-year plan on workforce development for the State--with a focus on links between workforce development and economic development. Also on the agenda was Jerry Little, Bank Commissioner, State of New Hampshire Banking Department, who shared the current state of financial regulation in the State.

NH Bankers 2018-19 Board of Directors from left to right - top row: Steve Webb, President-NH, TD Bank; Ann Lally. President, Salem Co-operative Bank; Reggie Greene, President and CEO, Claremont Savings Bank. Bottom row: Dan Morrison, President and CEO, Optima Bank & Trust; Philip Emma, President, Merrimack County Savings Bank; Christiana Thornton, President and CEO, NH Bankers Association; Chair-elect Mark Pitkin, President and CEO, Sugar River Bank; Richard Wallis, President and CEO, Piscataqua Savings Bank; and Ron Magoon, President and CEO, Franklin Savings Bank. Not pictured: David Mansfield, CEO, The Provident Bank.