North Brookfield Savings Bank Welcomes a New President, Marco Bernasconi Jr.

Marco F. Bernasconi Jr., North Brookfield Savings Bank President

 

Following an extensive search, the Board of Trustees of North Brookfield Savings Bank is pleased to announce that Marco Bernasconi, Jr. will succeed Donna L. Boulanger as President and Chief Executive Officer.  Marco will join the Bank as the President on April 5, 2021 and work along-side Donna over the remaining months of this year.  Upon her retirement, he will also assume the title of Chief Executive Officer.  Donna will remain involved with the Bank as a Trustee and Corporator. “I am honored the Board and Donna have placed their confidence in me to lead North Brookfield Savings Bank into the future and to continue serving its customers and the community,” said Mr. Bernasconi.

Marco joins the Bank from COCC where he worked for 27 years.  He joined COCC as a Loan Customer Representative and rose through the ranks and most recently held the position as Senior Vice President, Client Service Officer, Chief Service Officer, a role he has held since 2010.  While at COCC, Marco gained experience in many areas of banking and business, including; strategic planning, risk management and Fintech.

Marco’s strong Fintech and digital banking knowledge are the perfect fit for the Bank’s strategic goals moving forward.  “I am confident that this change will be a positive one for the Bank, the staff and the community as a whole.  We must continue to look forward and find ways to evolve and innovate so that we may remain independent and true to our mission and core values,” said Ms. Boulanger.

Ms. Boulanger went on to say, “Today is a very humbling day for me as I reflect back on my first day of work at North Brookfield Savings Bank some 13 years ago.  I came to North Brookfield because I believed in this Bank. I saw then how clearly we empower people and ultimately make the community a better place. These are the same mission and values that continue to motivate me today.”

While the Bank has seen great success, the leadership team is eager to do more and evolve to keep pace with the changing technology and trends. The banking industry has changed over the years at a rapid pace, one with which, we must keep up with. It’s the next chapter in banking. “I am excited to leverage the traditions of the past with an eye on advancing technology and digital capabilities moving into the future,” said Mr. Bernasconi.

“We are fortunate to have someone of Marco’s caliber and experience to lead the Bank.  We are at a critical moment and we need new and fresh leadership to not only continue our good work but to take advantage of the market opportunities ahead. With Marco’s proven track record of execution, his strong communication skills and leadership capabilities, we are confident in the future of North Brookfield Savings Bank,” concluded Ms. Boulanger.

Mr. Bernasconi is looking forward to the future and getting to know not only his internal team but the community members as well. “I have spent my career preparing for this opportunity. I’m fortunate to have worked with hundreds of Community Financial Institutions and look forward to leveraging all this experience in the communities that we serve.”