Salisbury Bank Announces 2021 Graduates of Leadership Development Program

August 25, 2021

Salisbury Bank announces five recent graduates of their Leadership Development Program.  The program was launched in 2019 to provide an opportunity for bank personnel to develop leadership skills designed to enhance their performance and potential.  Areas of focus include initiative, collaboration, accountability, effective communication, and strategy.

“We are incredibly proud of this program and the accomplishments of our first class of graduates,” said Rick Cantele, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Each year, our management team will select a new class of qualified employees who exhibit the drive and enthusiasm to enter this program. The knowledge and skills acquired through this program serve to provide a broader perspective of our Bank’s operation and strategy, which provides value to the participants and to our company.  Please join me in congratulating our 2021 graduates.”

  • Kevin Bennett, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer
  • Stacey Curtis, Vice President, Branch Administrator and Newburgh Branch Manager
  • Kim Downey, CTFA, Vice President, Senior Fiduciary Officer
  • Megan Gawel, Vice President, Retail Operations Officer and Reg O Officer
  • Amanda Lidstone, CRCM, CAFP, Vice President, Risk Management Officer and Privacy Officer

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; Great Barrington, Sheffield, and South Egremont, Massachusetts; as well as Dover Plains, Fishkill, Millerton, New Paltz, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, and Red Oaks Mill, New York. The Bank has been serving families and businesses for over 170 years and offers a full range of consumer and business banking products and services as well as trust and investment services.


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