HOLYOKE, MA (August 13, 2020) – PeoplesBank has announced the appointment of Ludlow native Scott J. Ganhao as the manager of its new banking center located at 450 Center Street. He has more than 13 years of financial services and banking experience. In his new position, Mr. Ganhao ensures the banking center meets and exceeds service and sales goals, provides excellent customer service, operates according to all bank policies and procedures, and serves as a leader within the community.
“We are excited to have Scott lead our new Ludlow team,” states Aleda De Maria, Senior Vice President of Retail and Operations at PeoplesBank. “With his strong connections to the community, he has been instrumental in helping us open our newest banking center and introducing customers to our innovative banking technology.”
A resident of Longmeadow, Mr. Ganhao earned a Bachelor of Science in business management from Western New England University.
Mr. Ganhao is the president of the Our Lady of Fatima Preservation Society, a 501(c)(3)organization, is a member of the board of directors of the Wilbraham Rotary Memorial Foundation, Inc. and the Lusitania Institute. He is a member of the Wilbraham-Hampden Rotary Club, served as chairman of the Our Lady of Fatima Finance Committee, as president of the Our Lady of Fatima Parish Council Committee, and as director of the Our Lady of Fatima Festa Committee. Mr. Ganhao is fluent in spoken Portuguese.
About: PeoplesBank is a leader in innovation, corporate responsibility, environmental sustainability, and employee engagement. Our three LEED® certified offices are environmentally friendly, and we have financed more than $188 million in wind, hydroelectric, and solar energy projects.
As the largest community bank in the market, we have a unique ability to help the communities we serve through volunteer efforts and millions of dollars in donations to charitable and civic causes. Our associates devote an average of 10,000 hours to volunteer work each year, and 48 of the bank’s officers serve on the boards of directors and committees of 115 nonprofit organizations in the area.
PeoplesBank is a mutual bank and therefore responsible to our depositors, employees, and the community. This organizational structure allows us to focus on the long-term viability of the bank and the best interests of our customers. We currently have 20 banking centers located in Massachusetts and Connecticut.