North Brookfield Savings Bank Announces a Trustee Retirement and Promotions of Officers at its Annual Meeting

Richard PlutaNorth Brookfield Savings Bank recently held their Annual Corporators Meeting at which time Thomas Baker III was re-elected as a Corporator, Damien Berthiaume, Donna Boulanger and Harold R. Chesson III were all re-elected as Trustees and Elizabeth Martinelli was elected Clerk. M. Richard Pluta was recognized for his service as a Trustee since July 2014 as he will retire from the Board of Trustees following the Annual Corporators Meeting.  “We are grateful for Mr. Pluta’s service to the Bank and the communities we serve.  He has been an advocate and ally of the Bank, and he will be missed.  On behalf of the Bank, the Trustees, and the Corporators, we wish him all the best” stated Roland Gauthier, Chairman of the Board.

In addition, the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held with Roland Gauthier re-elected as Chairman of the Board until January 1, 2022 at which time he will assume the position of Vice Chair and Donna Boulanger will become Chairwoman of the Board with Marco Bernasconi becoming Chief Executive Officer and President.

Excellence is a value that North Brookfield Savings Bank holds in high regard, and recently two Bank employees were recognized for their commitment to excellence, their dedication to the Bank’s customers, and the Bank’s overall success. North Brookfield Savings Bank is pleased to announce the officer promotions of John Thomasian and Cheryl Orne.

“We are so pleased to announce these very well-deserved promotions and to have these driven individuals continue to grow with North Brookfield Savings Bank,” said North Brookfield Savings Bank CEO Donna Boulanger. “They have continually shown that they embody the Bank’s values of excellence, integrity, kindness, teamwork, and support of our communities. Their commitment to providing valuable support and service to our customers while contributing to the Bank’s overall mission and success makes all the difference, and that is why we are proud to have them represent the Bank in an Officer role. I know they will continue to be great assets to our North Brookfield Savings Bank team and our customers.”


John ThomasianJohn Thomasian of New Braintree has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer. John is responsible for managing and leading the Finance Team. He works closely as a senior management team member to help the Bank reach its strategic goals.

John joined North Brookfield Savings in 2020 as Vice President/Chief Financial Officer amid the pandemic. He has more than 10 years of professional banking experience and is a graduate of Nichols College. He is a North Brookfield native and is active in the community.

“I look forward to helping the Bank grow and succeed while continuing to build relationships,” said Senior Vice President John Thomasian. “I appreciate this recognition. I get to work closely with our skilled and enthusiastic team every day to help the local community achieve their financial goals and that is what it truly is all about.”

To reach John Thomasian, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, call 508-637-7420 or email


Cheryl OrneCheryl Orne of North Brookfield has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Deposit Operations Manager. In her role, she will continue to manage the deposit operations department and assist customers with their banking needs.

“This recognition means a lot to me and I look forward to my continued growth with NBSB,” said Assistant Vice President, Deposit Operations Manager Cheryl Orne. “Helping customers, answering their questions, and putting them at ease as they traverse the banking process is something that I not only enjoy doing but I take a great deal of pride in. It is important to me that our customers feel confident and taken care of when they put their trust in us.”

To reach Cheryl Orne, Assistant Vice President, Deposit Operations Manager, call 508-637-7401 or email