Berkshire Bank Announces the Promotion of Cristina Feden to SVP, Regional President of Eastern Connecticut and Rhode Island
WILLAMANTIC, CT (December 5, 2019). Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: BHLB) announced the promotion of Cristina Feden to SVP, Regional President of Eastern Connecticut and Rhode Island. Feden will report to George Bacigalupo, Senior EVP, Commercial Banking.
In this new role, Feden will be responsible for leading the Eastern Connecticut and Rhode Island Commercial team in developing new C&I and CRE lending and business banking relationships in the region, as well as continuing to expand on the Bank’s already strong presence. In addition, she will collaborate with all business lines in the region to grow and expand customer relationships and will serve as the leader in the community to drive brand awareness and increase market share.
“We are very pleased to have Cristina in this important leadership role,” said George Bacigalupo. “She is a well-respected commercial lender and suited to lead Berkshire Bank in the Eastern Connecticut and Rhode Island markets.”
Prior to this role, Feden served as SVP, Commercial Relationship Manager. She joined Berkshire Bank through the recent Savings Institute Bank and Trust acquisition. Feden’s extensive lending experience and deep knowledge of the market positions her to lead her team to success and play an integral role in developing and sustaining important relationships in Connecticut and Rhode Island. She received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Richmond and a Master of Business Administration from The College of William and Mary.
Additionally, Feden was selected to join the 2018 cohort of Leadership RI – a 10-month community leadership program that selects a diverse group of established and emerging leaders. She is an active Board Member of the Rhode Island Bankers Association and Ocean State Business Development, and continues to work with her alma mater, the University of Richmond, on their Alumni Recruitment Committee.
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