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WESTFIELD — Greg McIntyre has been elected as a new external member of Tighe & Bond, Inc.’s board of directors. 

McIntyre joins six other Tighe & Bond board members, including President & CEO Robert Belitz; Peter Grabowski, PE; Tiffany Labrie, PE, CDT; Bradlee Mezquita, PE, LEED AP; Daniel Rukakoski, PWS, CWS, PSS; and external director Lisa Robert, PE. 

McIntyre has nearly four decades of experience in the engineering and construction industry. He was an executive at CH2M, an engineering company, where he served on the board of directors — and was president of both the State and Local Government Client Sector and Global Water Business Group. There he also served as managing director, responsible for the program and construction management of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games venues and infrastructure in the United Kingdom.  

“Greg’s experience as an executive leader in our industry, and his impact on initiatives in the areas of safety; technology; mergers and acquisitions; and diversity, equity, and inclusion will no doubt bring invaluable perspective to our board of directors,” said Robert Belitz, Tighe & Bond’s president & CEO. 

Throughout his career, McIntyre has served as an active member and leader of various professional and non-profit organizations. He served on the board of directors for the Colorado Business Roundtable, and he currently serves on the board of directors for Water for People, a global nonprofit working in Latin America, Africa, and Asia to achieve lasting access to clean water and sanitation services. Additionally, he has been active in the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Water Works Association, and the Water Environment Federation.  

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GREAT BARRINGTON — Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire (CDCSB) has welcomed an interim executive director and two new members to its board of directors.  

Carol Bosco Baumann joined CDCSB as its Interim Executive Director following the retirement of previous executive director, Allison Marchese. She comes to CDCSB with more than two decades of high-level strategic marketing, branding, and communications work under her belt. She was first introduced to community development work while living in the west Fenway neighborhood in Boston, creating a summer camp in partnership with the MFA, Gardner Museum, BSO, Harvard Medical School, and others for children in under-resourced Boston neighborhoods. 

She has volunteered for many initiatives and organizations in the Berkshire community, including Housatonic village and school redevelopment efforts and as Chair of the Chesterwood Advisory Council. 

“I am committed to making an impact with the work that I do, and — knowing the CDCSB’s incredible achievements — this is a role I am thrilled to serve in,” she said. “Having lived in South Berkshire for almost 30 years, I have long admired the way in which people in our community nurture each other and lift each other up. I see the work that the CDCSB does as an extension of those local values.” 

Spring Burke and Brian Horan were each elected to serve a three-year term to the CDCSB Board. 

Burke works as a vice president and mortgage advisor for Pittsfield Cooperative Bank and has worked in the banking industry for more than half of her life in different roles. For the past six years, she sat on the Board of the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce with the role of treasurer for several years. 

Horan is a respected litigator and counselor whose experience spans areas including real estate, health care, telecommunications, construction, finance, insurance, and intellectual property.   

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HOLYOKE — The Massachusetts Bankers Association (MBA), a multi-faceted banking trade group representing more than 120 banks that manage an aggregate $27 trillion in assets under custody, has named Tom Senecal, president and CEO of Holyoke-based PeoplesBank, to its board of directors. 

“The Massachusetts Bankers Association provides critical and timely assistance to its member banks to better serve customers and navigate ever-changing regulations,” said Senecal. “It helps us to advise, educate and inform customers on how best to manage their financial lives. An educated consumer is, in fact, a better customer, and, as such, both customers and banks prosper. As a board member, I look forward to supporting our customers and the industry as a whole through this great organization.” 

The MBA was founded in 1905 to “promote the general welfare and usefulness of banks” and today serves a number of constituencies including legislators, regulators, consumer advocates, the media, community groups and, of course, the general public. Its member banks currently employ more than 72,000 professionals who work at more than 2,000 separate locations across the state.  

“The market knowledge that Tom brings enables the association to anticipate and respond to emerging banking needs and trends that help our members as they serve a very large consumer and business footprint across the Commonwealth,” said Kathleen Murphy, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Bankers Association. 

Senecal has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He was elected president of PeoplesBank in 2016 after previously serving as the bank’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. He is a graduate of the UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management (B.S. Business Administration) and is a certified public accountant. He also attended the Tuck Executive Program at Dartmouth College.  

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EASTHAMPTON — Matthew S. Sosik was recently elected to the 20-member Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Bankers Association (MBA). Founded in 1905, the MBA is the only association representing FDIC-insured community, regional, and nationwide banks serving consumer and business clients across the Commonwealth.

Sosik is the CEO of Hometown Financial Group Inc., a $3.4 billion mutual multi-bank holding company based in Easthampton. He also serves as president and CEO of bankESB, a subsidiary of Hometown Financial Group.

“As a dynamic industry, it is essential that the association have perspectives of banking leaders like Matt Sosik who provide expertise and experience that enable us to achieve our priorities of exceptional advocacy representation on Beacon Hill and in Washington, DC; high quality and timely training and education for professionals in the banking industry; and communications and services that help strengthen our members,” said MBA’s President and CEO, Kathleen Murphy. “The market knowledge that Matt brings enables the association to anticipate and respond to emerging banking needs and trends that help our members as they serve a very large consumer and business footprint across the Commonwealth.”

Said Sosik: “I am excited and honored to work with this talented group of individuals to help shape the banking industry in Massachusetts. Banks continue to be there for their individual and small business customers as well as their communities, especially during the pandemic. I look forward to ensuring our industry continues to make a big and positive impact in communities all across the Commonwealth.”

Sosik joined Hometown Bank, now bankHometown, in 1996 after five years as a bank examiner with the FDIC. In 2013, he became the president and CEO at bankESB and began to build Hometown Financial Group through a combination of organic growth strategies and merger and acquisition transactions.

 Sosik is also a board member for The Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP), whose mission is to work with communities to create innovative policy and financing solutions that provide affordable homes and better lives for the people of Massachusetts. He also serves on the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council and is a member of the Board of Directors of COCC Inc., a technology company headquartered in Southington, CT, that serves the financial industry.

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