Salisbury Bank is pleased to announce that as of October 15, 2013, Richard (Dick) P. Kelly has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer.
Dick joined the Bank as Vice President and Senior Commercial Loan Officer April 1, 2013. He has more than 20 years of experience as a commercial banker in western Massachusetts and eastern New York, and has been a key member of the Bank’s management team, working closely with each of the Commercial Lending Officers, over the past six months.
“I am pleased to welcome Dick to our leadership team,” said Rick Cantele, President and CEO. “We’re looking forward to drawing on his extensive credit experience and veteran industry perspective. Dick shares our commitment to a disciplined credit approach that remains focused on creating a quality lending portfolio in the years to come.”
Prior to joining Salisbury Bank, Dick was First Vice President and Commercial Lender at Berkshire Bank where he was responsible for managing a significant commercial loan portfolio, developing new business and participating in government backed lending programs including SBA loans and CDC programs. Previous to that he held positions at BankBoston, Multibank and St. Lawrence National Bank.
Dick earned a BA in Economics from Hamilton College. He serves as co-chairman of the Fairview Hospital Golf Tournament and participates in various high school booster clubs. Dick has also been a past treasurer of the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce and St. James Church, as well as serving in various capacities with the Berkshire United Way, Great Barrington Lions Club, and South Berkshire CDC. He lives in Great Barrington, Massachusetts with his wife and three children. In his spare time Dick enjoys golf, reading, cooking and various activities with his children.
Salisbury Bank is a full-service community bank headquartered in Lakeville, Connecticut which presently operates full service branches in Canaan, Lakeville, Salisbury and Sharon, Connecticut, Sheffield and South Egremont, Massachusetts as well as Dover Plains and Millerton, New York. The Bank has been serving families and businesses for over 160 years and offers a full range of consumer and business banking products and services as well as trust and investment services.