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Florence Bank Names Henry Downey VP of Commercial Lending

FLORENCE — Florence Bank, a mutually owned savings bank serving the Pioneer Valley through nine branch locations, announced the appointment of Henry Downey to the position of vice-president of Commercial Lending.

Downey comes to Florence Bank with more than a decade’s banking experience, most recently at Chicopee Savings Bank, where he served as senior vice president and team leader in the Commercial Lending department. His duties there included managing a commercial-lending team and an extensive loan portfolio. His experience also includes serving as assistant vice president and commercial and loan officer at TD Bank in Springfield, and as an analyst at HSBC Securities in New York City.

Downey is a graduate of Fordham University, where he studied economics and business administration. He is currently enrolled in an MBA program at the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst, with an anticipated spring 2015 graduation. Downey is past president and past treasurer of the Kiwanis International Springfield chapter, where he still serves as a member and director. He is also a foundation board member of the Sisters of Providence Health System, and is on the board of corporators of the Mason-Wright Foundation.

“It is a great opportunity to be affiliated with Florence Bank, which has such an excellent reputation and does so much good in the community,” Downey said. “Everyone here has made me feel right at home from the beginning.”

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