Farmington Bank’s Risler Honored
WEST SPRINGFIELD — Brian Risler, Farmington Bank’s assistant vice president and mortgage sales manager for the Western Mass. region, has been named 2016 Affiliate of the Year by the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley (RAPV).
The announcement was made during the association’s recent annual awards banquet on June 8. The affiliate of the year is the highest form of recognition given by the RAPV to an affiliate member who has shown outstanding service and devotion to the organization during the past 17 months in the areas of affiliate-related association activity, community service and business activity.
Risler has served in many capacities for the RAPV, including co-chair of its Education Fair & Trade Show, which was the association’s largest and most heavily attended event of the year. Risler also served on the Government Affairs Committee of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR), advocating for private property rights and promoting MAR’s legislative agenda and positions on key issues.
As affiliate of the year, Risler was also recognized for his involvement in the community. For instance, he has been a guest speaker for HAP Housing, the largest nonprofit developer of affordable housing in Western Massachusetts, educating first-time homebuyers on the fundamentals of residential financing and how best to advocate for themselves as consumers.
At Farmington Bank, Risler has more than 16 years of experience in residential mortgage banking in Massachusetts. Risler received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Finance from Stonehill College in Massachusetts.