Published DateFRANKLIN — At Franklin Savings Bank's recent annual meeting, Jeffery B. Savage, President & CEO, led an evening of recognition of trustees, corporators and employees. In addition to acknowledging twenty years of service from a bank trustee, the bank also recognized the election of four local professionals as new corporators, celebrated 210 combined years of employee professional dedication and highlighted the promotion of two employees.
After 20 years of service as a corporator, Rob D. Steady retired from the Franklin Savings Bank Board of Trustees. Showing the level of his dedication, the vast majority of 17 of these years were spent serving as a trustee. Steady is the treasurer of the Gale Insurance Agency in Northfield.
The election of four new corporators included: Hali B. Dearborn, owner and vice president of Eptam Plastics, Inc., in Northfield; Dorcas J. Gordon, Attorney at Law for Wescott, Dyer, Fitzgerald and Nichols PA; Prescott Y. Towle, manager of the A.W. Frost Agency, Inc. in Franklin; and Jane E. White, executive director of the Franklin VNA & Hospice. These local professionals will provide additional community perspective enriching the professional expertise for which FSB Corporators are chosen.
Also celebrated at the Greenside Restaurant event were Franklin Savings Bank employees being recognized for their promotions and periods of service: 25 Years: Pam Hannan – Independence Financial Advisors, Vice President, Brokerage & Insurance Services; Cheryl Ordway – Electronic Services Manager; Mary Kay Haines – Personal Banker; Karen Chevalier – Personal Banker; 20 Years: Joe Thornton – VP Retail Sales & Branch Administration; Shirley Currier – Data Processing Specialist; 15 Years: Doug Morin – Facilities Manager; 10 Years: Sharyn Tabor – Personal Banker; Linda Bucklin – Personal Banker; Mike Ventura – Independence Financial Advisors, President & CEO; Patty Letelier – Independence Financial Advisors, Investment Operations Administrator; 5 Years: Heather Jewell – Personal Banker; Karen Cilley – Teller; and Kathleen Glover –Personal Banker.
The promotions of two Franklin Savings Bank professionals were recognized. Jonathan J. Winters became an officer of the bank when named as Risk Management, Bank Secrecy Act and Security Officer. Winters was promoted from Senior Risk Management Specialist and also held the title of Operations Manager when hired eight years ago. Savage also shared that Dorothy J. Savery, Executive Assistant, will fulfill the additional responsibilities of Assistant Corporate Secretary. Savery has worked closely with Savage as well as Ron Magoon, Executive Vice President, for the past seven years.
Franklin Savings Bank, a mutual savings bank, has provided loan, deposit and investment services to Central New Hampshire since 1869. The bank has offices in Franklin, Bristol, Boscawen, Tilton, Laconia and Gilford with all deposits insured up to the allowable limits by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Additionally, FSB offers mortgage and commercial lending products and services from its Bedford Lending Office and provides investment, insurance, and financial planning services through Independence Financial Advisors, its wholly-owned subsidiary headquartered in the Bank's Main Office. Franklin Savings Bank can be reached at (603) 934-4445, toll free at (800) 372-4445, online at www.fsbnh.com, or on Facebook at facebook.com/franklinsavingsbank.
Ron Magoon (left) and Jeff Savage (right) present Rob Steady a plaque commemorating his two decades of dedicated service as Franklin Savings Bank corporator and trustee. (Courtesy photo)