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Jim Hickson Rejoins Berkshire Bank in New Role

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Bank announced that Jim Hickson has rejoined the bank as SVP commercial regional president for the Pioneer Valley and Connecticut markets. In his new role, he will focus on growing the commercial-lending business, as well as expanding relationships with products and services offered through the bank’s other business lines, including wealth management, private banking, insurance, and retail banking.

Hickson brings to the bank more than 26 years of financial experience. His previous roles include commercial banking team leader for People’s United Bank and SVP ABL relationship manager at Berkshire Bank, and he also held positions within TD Bank, KPMG Consulting, and Fleet Capital.

“We are very pleased to have Jim return to the Bank in this new role. Jim’s appointment further demonstrates our commitment to the Pioneer Valley and will enable Berkshire to continue to develop our already strong presence in Connecticut, under the direction of SVP Commercial Regional Leader Peter Samson,” said Senior EVP Commercial Banking George Bacigalupo.

Jim holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston College and an MBA from Boston University. He is board chair and president of the board of directors for Common Capital, a board member for New England Certified Development Corp., and serves on Wilbraham Friends of Recreation.

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