Salisbury Bank announced that Richard (Dick) P. Kelly has joined the Bank as Vice President and Senior Commercial Loan Officer. Dick has over 20 years of experience as a commercial banker in western Massachusetts and eastern New York. In this newly created position, Dick will be a key member of the Bank’s senior management team and will have oversight of the Commercial Lending Officers.
“We are very excited to have Dick join our team,” said Salisbury Bank President and CEO Rick Cantele. “Dick’s strong credit background and knowledge of the local market are valuable assets as we continue to expand our presence in Berkshire County, Massachusetts and eastern New York.”
“I am very pleased that Dick has joined Salisbury Bank,” said Geof Talcott, Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. “We see a lot of opportunity to create new relationships as the economy improves and businesses start thinking about expansion. I am confident Dick is the right person to lead our commercial lenders in this area.”
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. He lives in Great Barrington, Massachusetts with his wife and three children. In his spare time Dick enjoys golf, reading, cooking and enjoying activities with his children.
Salisbury Bank is a full-service community bank headquartered in Lakeville, Connecticut and presently operates full service branches in Canaan, Lakeville, Salisbury and Sharon, Connecticut as well as South Egremont and Sheffield, Massachusetts and Dover Plains and Millerton New York. The Bank has been serving families and businesses for more than 160 years and offers a full range of consumer and business banking products and services as well as trust and investment services. For more information visit the Bank’s website at www.salisburybank.com.
Photo Caption: Dick Kelly, Vice President, Senior Commercial Loan Officer