(Ware/Springfield/Worcester) – February 9, 2021 – Country Bank, a full-service financial institution serving Central and Western Massachusetts, is pleased to announce that Dr. Peter Morales has joined their Innovation & Technology Division as a Senior Vice President. Dr. Morales, who resides in Sturbridge, has held several technical leadership positions, most recently as Vice President and CIO for an international educational organization supporting more than 45,000 students in 40+ countries worldwide. Dr. Morales also held positions at New York University (leading technology at the Law and Engineering schools) and the New York and American Stock Exchanges.
Dr. Morales began his career developing diagnostic systems for the F18, the jet that the Blue Angels currently fly. He holds degrees in Electrical Engineering, a Master’s in Engineering Management, and a Doctorate in Computer Science and Information Systems. He continues to teach in two Master’s programs at NYU and is on the Board of Directors for several incubator startups and non-profits. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Karen Vezina-Morales, fun fact – the Vezina trophy in hockey is named after her great uncle Georges. They have a son, Christopher, a computer scientist, and a daughter Katie, a Fine Arts major.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Dr. Morales to our leadership team; his extensive background as a senior technology leader in a variety of industries brings an exciting level of strategic thought and direction to the Country Bank brand of Community Banking. His commitment to technology development, high-performing teams, and experience as an educator aligns with our iSTEP Corporate Values of Integrity, Service, Teamwork, Excellence, and Prosperity. We are proud that Peter has chosen Country Bank to be his Employer of Choice,”stated Miriam Siegel, Senior Vice President of Human Resources.
About Country Bank
Country Bank is a full-service mutual community bank serving central and western Massachusetts with 14 offices in Ware, Palmer, West Brookfield, Brimfield, Belchertown, Wilbraham, Ludlow, Leicester, Paxton, Charlton, and Worcester. Country Bank is a member of FDIC, DIF, and the SUM network. Country Bank can be reached at 800-322-8233 or online at countrybank.com.