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Monson Savings Bank Announces the Election of New Corporators

Monson, MA – Monson Savings Bank is pleased to announce the election of five new Corporators. At the Bank’s recent Annual Meeting, it was announced that Nikki Burnett, Cesar Ruiz, John Zienowicz, Ciara Speller, and Christian D’Amour had been elected by existing Corporators.

“We are pleased to welcome our new Corporators to the Monson Savings Bank family. These successful and well regarded professionals will certainly lend their experience and expertise to add value to the Bank,” said Dan Moriarty, Monson Savings Bank President and CEO. “Our Corporators’ values align with ours. They are invested in the wellbeing of our local communities because, like Monson Savings, they are a part of these communities. We are confident in the guidance that they will offer us as Corporators. They will undoubtedly support the Bank in better serving our communities.”

Nikki Burnett resides in Springfield, MA. Nikki is the Executive Director of Educare Springfield. She also sits on national committees for the Educare Learning Network, such as the Educare Policy Work Group, the Collaborative Fundraising Advisory Board, and the Red Nose Day Advisory Board. Additionally, she is a Trustee for the Community Foundation of Western Mass and serves on the Distribution Committee as co‐chair; the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion subcommittee; and the Executive Committee. Nikki is also a member of the Baystate Community Benefits Advisory Council.

Cesar Ruiz is a resident of East Longmeadow, MA. Cesar is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Office of Golden Years Home Services. He was the first Hispanic popularly elected official in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, serving on the Springfield School Committee from 1980-1986. Prior to founding Golden Years, he worked in banking at Region’s Bank. Cesar was recently recognized as one of business’s most influential Latinos by Hispanic Executive magazine.

John Zienowicz is a resident of Wales, MA. John is the Executive Director of the Ware Council on Aging. Furthermore, he sits on the Board of Directors for the Quaboag Hills Community Coalition, the Ware Cable Access Television, and the Advisory Board for BHN Carson Center. He is a member of the Bay State Eastern Region Community Benefits Advisory Board, the Quaboag Region Coordinating Council, and the Quaboag Hills Substance Use Alliance.

Ciara Speller resides in Agawam, MA. Ciara is a well-known Weeknight News Anchor for Channel 22 WWLP. Ciara serves as a Board Member for local nonprofit I Found Light Against All Odds, is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, volunteers for the Miss Western Massachusetts Scholarship Association, and is a panelist for Girls Inc. of the Valley. Additionally, she was the Recipient of the “Leadership in Broadcasting Award” from Bay Path University in 2019 and a 2021 Boston/New England Regional Emmy Winner.

Christian D’Amour is a resident of Wilbraham, MA. Christian is the Director of E-Commerce at Big Y World Class Market and a third-generation member of Big Y Foods’ founding D’Amour family. Prior to working at Big Y, Christian worked at Delta Dental of Rhode Island as a Sales and Marketing Representative. Additionally, Christian holds a B.A. from Saint Michael College.

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About Monson Savings Bank

Incorporated as a mutually chartered community bank in 1872, Monson Savings Bank has the longest tenure of service and stability in its market. Civic leaders chartered the bank with the intent to give working men and women the opportunity to save, which – incredibly, they could not do prior to the bank’s inception.  Today, Monson Savings Bank retains its legacy of empowerment through savings, but has expanded to serve its customers with a variety of innovative financial services, including digital banking, online mortgage applications and business banking, and commercial lending. The bank has expanded on its promise of “where people save, businesses prosper, and communities benefit” by opening offices in Hampden, Wilbraham, Ware, and most recently East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. The bank also opened a retail and business loan operations center in Wilbraham in 2020. Member FDIC, Member DIF, Equal Housing Lender