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Hampden Bank Names Robert Massey COO, Tara Corthell CFO

SPRINGFIELD — The board of directors of Hampden Bancorp Inc. unanimously elected Robert Massey chief operations officer and Tara Corthell chief financial officer and treasurer of the company and the bank, effective July 1. Massey and Corthell have served in numerous leadership roles with the company and the bank.

Massey has more than 38 years of experience in banking, most recently serving as chief financial officer, a position he had held from 2008. He began his banking career with Amherst Savings Bank in 1976. During his career, Massey has held senior positions of responsibility for financial reporting, investments, retail banking, information technology, bank operations, human resources, and auditing. He joined Hampden Bank in 1991 as its treasurer.

He is a 1973 graduate of Holyoke Community College and 1975 graduate of UMass Amherst. He has served on the boards of several community organizations and is currently president of Hampden Savings Charitable Foundation, treasurer of Hampden Bank Charitable Foundation, treasurer of Nonotuck Resource Associates Inc., audit committee chairman for the Western Mass. Council of Boy Scouts of America, and a board member for the American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter. Massey has been past president of the Great Trails Council Boy Scouts of America, finance officer of American Legion Post 271, and a former instructor for the Center for Financial Training.

Corthell joined Hampden Bank in 2006 as vice president, finance manager. In 2013, she was promoted to senior vice president, director of finance, and she oversees the finance and accounting areas, including internal and external financial reporting, managing the accounting department, budgeting, investments, borrowings, and other finance and accounting functions.

She has earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting as well as a master’s degree in accounting from Western New England University. Prior to joining to the bank, she had held previous accounting and finance positions at the Hartford Insurance Co. in Connecticut and State Street (formerly Investors Bank and Trust) in Boston. She is an active member in several professional organizations and a student mentor at Brookings Elementary School in Springfield.

“I would like to congratulate Bob and Tara and thank them both for their contributions over the past year after the company reorganized to become a leaner, more efficient organization,” said Glenn Welch, president and CEO of Hampden Bank. “Their leadership has been invaluable to our organization.”

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