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Massachusetts Bankers Assoc. Elects
 New Board Members

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Bankers Assoc. (MBA) has elected 13 executives to serve on its board of directors, including James Lively, president and CEO of Bridgewater Savings Bank, as MBA chairman for a one-year term.

Other new MBA board members from banks with a Western Mass. presence include Michael Lee, managing director of Santander Bank; Steven Lowell, president
 of Monson Savings Bank; Charles O’Brien, president of Adams Community Bank; and Patrick Sullivan, president 
of People’s United Bank.

“This is a fantastic group of leaders,” said Daniel Forte, president and CEO of the MBA. “As an industry, we are faced with new challenges nearly every day that require thoughtful leadership. This group of individuals is up to the task of guiding the banking industry in Massachusetts into what promises to be yet another year where we see complex challenges, and those that are rewarding too.”

Founded in 1905, the Massachusetts Bankers Assoc. represents approximately 170 commercial, savings, and cooperative banks and savings-and-loan associations in Massachusetts and elsewhere in 
New England. Banking began in Massachusetts in 1784.