2015 Community Bank Heroes Named

2015 Community Bank Heroes Named

May 18, 2015


RAYNHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, May 18, 2015. James C. Lively has been named a Community Bank Hero by The Warren Group and Banker & Tradesman. Community Bank Heroes is an annual award that honors the achievements, commitment and dedication of financial professionals who go above and beyond for their institution and community.

“It is a pleasure to recognize and honor the hard work and dedication of this year’s recipients of the Community Bank Heroes Award,” said Timothy M. Warren Jr., CEO of The Warren Group. “Each individual’s approach to their profession represents a true passion for their work and an admirable commitment to the communities in which they serve.”

Lively joined Bridgewater Savings in 1983 as Chief Financial Officer and worked in several areas of the Bank including as Treasurer, Chief Operations Officer, Senior Lending Officer, and Executive Vice President before attaining his current role as President and Chief Executive Officer in 1995. He graduated from the University of New England with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and graduated in 1986 from Fairfield University's National School of Financial Management. Lively is active in the community and volunteered his time to several local organizations including the Burnell School Advisory Committee, Self Help Board of Directors, Boy Scouts of America Troop 35 of Bridgewater Troop Committee and Scoutmaster, Treasurer, Vice President and President Old Colony Boy Scouts Of America, James E West Award and Silver Beaver Award from Old Colony Council BSA, Vigil Member of Tisquantum Lodge, Director, Vice President and President American Lung Association of Southeastern Massachusetts, Director of the American Lung association of Massachusetts, Trustee of the Bridgewater State University Foundation, member Bridgewater Lions Club, Corporator of the United Way of Plymouth County, Corporator of South Shore Hospital, Eucharistic Minister Saint Anne's Church in Raynham, and Special Olympics Volunteer. Industry service includes Director of the Community Bank League of Massachusetts, The SUM ATM Advisory Committee, Credit Union Committee, Executive Committee, Director, Treasurer and Current Vice Chairman of the Massachusetts Bankers Association.

“It is a great honor to have been selected to receive this award.” said Mr. Lively. “It is a privilege to work with local organizations to help provide our communities with a variety of resources.”

The 2015 Banker & Tradesman Community Bank Heroes Award Recipients are:

  • Maria Alves, Customer Service Manager, Milford Federal Savings & Loan
  • Jay Anderson, President, Pittsfield Cooperative Bank
  • Thomas Banks, First Vice President, Rockland Trust
  • John Boucher, President & CEO, South Shore Bank
  • Stephen Britton, SVP Residential/Consumer Lending, Beverly Bank
  • Janis Dodge, SVP, Retail Banking, Salem Five Bank
  • John Fulone, SVP, Chief Planning and Operations Officer, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod
  • Anna Kulakowski, VP/Branch Manager, East Boston Savings Bank
  • James Lively, President & CEO, Bridgewater Savings Bank
  • Bopha Malone, Branch Relationship Manager, VP, Enterprise Bank
  • Tom McGregor, Senior Vice President, United Bank
  • Beth Ann Meehan, Mortgage Loan Officer, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
  • Andrew Sobers, AVP/Sales Manager, East Boston Savings Bank
  • Timothy Telman, President & CEO, Bank of Cape Cod

Awards will be distributed at a dinner event on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at the Omni Parker House in Boston, MA. Recipients will be featured in the May 25 issue of Banker & Tradesman.

About The Warren Group:

The Warren Group collects and compiles data on real estate sales and ownership throughout New England. They offer a range of real estate products, information services and printed and online publications, including the weekly newspaper Banker & Tradesman and monthly magazine The Commercial Record. The company also produces and organizes trade shows and events for a variety of industries, including bankers, mortgage brokers, credit unions and lawyers. Based in Boston, the company was established in 1872 and is now in its fourth generation of family ownership and management.

About Bridgewater Savings Bank:

Bridgewater Savings is an independent community bank that offers a full line of personal and business banking products and services, with nine convenient locations around the Metro South area. Since 1872, Bridgewater Savings has grown steadily by supporting the local community and providing the financial expertise and friendly, knowledgeable service. Please visit bridgewatersavings.com or call 508.884.3300 for additional information. Bridgewater Savings is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and a member of the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF). Bridgewater Savings is an Equal Housing Lender.

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