Berkshire Bank Grows Wealth Management Team in Capital Region

ALBANY, NY, April 9, 2015 – Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank®, is excited to announce that Kevin T. Smith has been hired to the role of Vice President and Wealth Advisor. In this position, Smith will be responsible for developing and maintaining personalized client relationships, trust administration, estate planning and comprehensive financial planning services in New York’s Capital Region.

Smith will be based out of Berkshire’s regional headquarters at 41 State Street, Albany, New York and will be available to customers throughout the Capital Region.  He has more than 11 years of experience in the New York market working with clients to develop customized solutions addressing their investment, trust and complex estate planning needs.

Charles Leach, Senior Vice President and Wealth Management Group Leader, said, “We are excited to welcome Kevin to our Wealth Management team.  His client-first approach to delivering in-market fiduciary, financial planning, and asset management expertise, as well as knowledge of the Capital Region market will serve us well and bring great value to the clients that we serve.”

Prior to coming to Berkshire, Smith worked for Trustco Bank beginning in 2004 and most recently as a Trust Officer.  He received a B.A. from SUNY New Paltz and has completed the Cannon Trust School - Levels I, II and III.  He holds the CFP®, CDFA, and CTFA designations and has a NYS Life Accident & Health Insurance License.  Smith is also a board member of the Estate Planning Council of Eastern NY and the Schenectady Community Home.

Contact Kevin Smith, VP, Wealth Advisor

Kevin Smith can be reached at 518-729-1449 or [email protected].


About Berkshire Bank

Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) is the parent of Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank®.  The Company, recognized for its entrepreneurial approach and distinctive culture, has $6.5 billion in assets and 91 full service branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Vermont providing personal and business banking, insurance, and wealth management services.  In 2014, Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts Most Charitable Companies by the Boston Business Journal.  To learn more, visit or call 800-773-5601.  Berkshire Bank is the official bank of the Boston Bruins coverage on NESN.  Berkshire has a pending agreement to acquire Hampden Bancorp, the parent of Hampden Bank, which has $706 million in assets and operates ten offices in the Springfield, Massachusetts area.