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Freedom Credit Union Announces New Chicopee Branch Officer

SPRINGFIELD — Freedom Credit Union (FCU), headquartered on Main Street in Springfield and serving members throughout Western Mass. through nine additional branches, announced the recent appointment of William Sharp as the new branch officer in Chicopee.

“In Bill, Chicopee has the perfect individual as the new leader in the office,” said Glenn Welch, president and CEO of Freedom Credit Union. “Bill is an extremely effective communicator and a real ‘people person.’ Building on his previous business-development role with FCU, Bill’s new position will mean more direct interaction and ongoing relationships with our members — and that will serve them very well.”

Sharp has worked with financial institutions for 40 years, having held management positions within the banking industry prior to joining Freedom Credit Union in 2013. He is active within his community and has received several recognitions. He currently serves as board chair for the Boys & Girls Club of Chicopee, which awarded him the Dr. Edward Ryan Award for board service in 2016. That same year, the Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce, which he had served as treasurer, named him Ambassador of the Year. He also has served as board chair for the Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board and, in 2003, was named Volunteer of the Year by the Chicopee Chamber of Commerce.