FLORENCE—Florence Bank has hired Jessica Wales of South Hadley to the position of vice president / branch manager of the Granby and Belchertown offices.
Wales studied at Ashworth College where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in management. She is currently enrolled at Ashworth College pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree in marketing. Additionally, Wales is a graduate of the New England School for Financial Studies.
Wales is a recipient of Florence Bank’s Community Support Award, an annual tradition established by the bank in 1997. The award formally recognizes employees who are active participants in community events and donate their personal and professional time to local not-for-profit organizations. Wales has also been recognized by BusinessWest as a member of the 40 Under Forty Class of 2014 which celebrates young business and civic leaders in the Pioneer Valley.
Wales serves her community as a board member of the United Way of Hampshire County and is an active member of their finance and investment committee. She also serves as a committee member of both the Western Mass Women’s Business Network and Cooley Dickinson’s Golf FORE Health.
Florence Bank president and chief executive officer Kevin R. Day, said, “We are thrilled to have Jessica back with our Florence Bank family. Jessica is a hard worker who has not only impressed her peers but has also made a lasting impression on our customers. I know we will see excellent contributions from her in the years to come.”
About Florence Bank
Florence Bank is a mutually-owned savings bank chartered in 1873. Currently, the bank serves the Pioneer Valley through 11 full-service branch locations in Florence, Northampton, Easthampton, Williamsburg, Amherst, Hadley, Belchertown, Granby, West Springfield and Springfield. Additionally, they offer 24 ATMs and a wide range of financial services including investment management through FSB Financial Group (FSBFG) to consumers and businesses. Florence Bank is consistently voted best local bank by the readers of the Valley Advocate and the Daily Hampshire Gazette.