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Lee Bank Announces Two Staff Appointments

LEE — Chuck Leach, president of Lee Bank, announced that Wendy Healey has been named to the position of senior vice president, community banking, and David Harrington has been named to the position of vice president, commercial lending.

Healey joins Lee Bank with a wealth of experience in both the retail-banking and financial-technology sectors. She most recently served as senior vice president in charge of retail, sales, and marketing at Torrington Savings Bank. Prior to that, she was an independent financial services consultant while pursuing an MBA, and has held senior management roles at COCC Inc., a lead provider in core technology to the financial industry; Sovereign/Santander Bank; and People’s United Bank in Connecticut.

As senior vice president in charge of community banking, Healey’s focus will be on existing and new customer relationships, as well as the design and fulfillment of new products and packages of services to meet customer needs. She will oversee policies, future business planning, and long-range strategic goals for her department and is responsible for the overall administration of compliance, including policy and procedures, monitoring, review, training, and board reporting.

Harrington brings more than 18 years of experience in product and operations management. He most recently served as multi-life new business operations manager at Guardian Life Insurance Co. in Pittsfield. Prior to that, he was employed as product and project manager, U.S. Insurance Group, MassMutual Financial Group, and senior product line manager, disability and long-term-care insurance at Berkshire Life Insurance Co.

As vice president of commercial lending, Harrington is responsible for developing and maintaining Lee Bank’s commercial-lending activities and expanding existing customer relationships in conjunction with the bank’s strategic goals.

“We are pleased to welcome Wendy and David to the Lee Bank team. They each bring a wide range of experience from the banking, financial-technology, and community-service sectors,” said Leach. “In their new positions, they will enhance and carry forward Lee Bank’s tradition of innovation and our mission as a community-based and independent, full-service bank, singularly focused on continued excellence in serving our customers today and for decades to come.”

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