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Community Banker of the Year Award

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Kristy Merrill, President of New Hampshire Bankers Association with Community Banker of the Year Recipient, Mark Bodin, President of Savings Bank of Walpole.
Kristy Merrill, President of New Hampshire Bankers Association with Community Banker of the Year Recipient, Mark Bodin, President of Savings Bank of Walpole.

2023 Community Banker of the Year

We are pleased to announce our 2023 Community Banker of the year - Mark Bodin, President, Savings Bank of Walpole.

Mark was selected for this prestigious honor by an independent panel, comprised of leading elected officials from the State of New Hampshire. This year’s panel included: Senate President Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro), Senate Democratic Leader Donna Soucy (D-Manchester) and Chair of the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee, Rep. John Hunt (R-Rindge).

What is the Community Banker of the Year Award?

The New Hampshire Bankers Association annually honors one New Hampshire bank employee who has truly gone above and beyond to improve the State of New Hampshire through their civic and community engagement. He/she is a respected industry professional who has made a significant impact on those around them, by inspiring his/her peers to become involved in community service.

Since 1994, NH Bankers has honored an individual each year chosen by a panel of leading public officials. If your nominee did not receive the award in the past, we encourage you to submit your nomination again this year.

This prestigious award is presented during the banquet at our Annual Conference each year.

PAST RECIPIENTS

Year Community Bank
2022 Richard "Dick" Jennings
Mascoma Bank
2021 Linda Lorden
Merrimack County Savings Bank
2020 All Bankers
All Member Banks in NH
2019 Dan Morrison
Cambridge Trust
2018 Peter Rayno
Enterprise Bank
2017 Sam Laverack
New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp
2016 K. Mark Primeau
Bank of New Hampshire
2015 Kathryn G. Underwood
Ledyard National Bank
2014 Stephen Christy
Mascoma Savings Bank
2013 David H. Cassidy, Jr.
Centrix Bank
2012 Mark A. Pitkin
Sugar River Bank
2011 James J. “Jay” O’Neill, Jr.
Federal Savings Bank
2010 Stephen W. Ensign
Lake Sunapee Bank, FSB
2009 James E. Tibbetts
First Colebrook Bank
2008 Ronald I. Sibley
Community Guaranty Savings Bank
2007 Philip M. Stone (posthumously)
Centrix Bank
2006 Jeffrey Goff
Ledyard National Bank
2005 R. Scott Bacon
Bank of New Hampshire
2004 Ann R. Lally
Salem Co-Operative Bank
2003 Brian Tufts
Laconia Savings Bank
2002 Harold R. Acres
Bank of New Hampshire
2001 Charles B. Paquette
Granite Bank
2000 Joseph B. Reilly
Centrix Bank
1999 Sharon L. Davis
Pemigewasset National Bank
1998 William F. Kidder (posthumously)
New London Trust
1997 None
1996 None
1995 Claudia Boys
Concord Savings Bank
1994 Louis Tranfalia
Fleet Bank
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