Berkshire Bank Promotes Ferry to SVP Commercial Regional President

Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Bank, America's Most Exciting Bank®, is excited to announce the promotion of Mike Ferry to Senior Vice President, Commercial Regional President, Berkshire County and Vermont.

Mike brings over 37 years of industry experience, 30 years of which has been spent with Berkshire Bank. Leading the Berkshire and Vermont regions for the Bank since 2012, Mike's primary focus in his position is commercial lending and ancillary products and services. Mike also serves in the role as President of The Berkshire Bank Foundation.

"This regional president designation reflects the important leadership role Mike will play, not only for the commercial team, but for all of our businesses - including wealth, private banking, business banking, cash management, home lending, insurance, and retail banking in support of Berkshire's focus on relationship banking," affirmed EVP Commercial Banking, George Bacigalupo.

Mike holds a BS from Saint Michaels College in Colchester, VT. Dedicated to his community, he is currently a board member and Treasurer for Berkshire County ARC, board president of the Berkshire Housing Development Corporation & Berkshire Housing Services Inc., board member and chair of the finance committee for Berkshire United Way, committee member for the Dalton Development and Industrial Commission and a volunteer coach with the Special Olympics Massachusetts.

Mike is located in the Commercial Lending office at 66 West St, Pittsfield, Ma 01201. Mike Ferry, SVP, Commercial Regional President, Berkshire County and Vermont, (413) 236-3288 ext 3288, [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 $8 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. The company has a pending agreement to acquire First Choice Bank, a $1.1 billion bank with eight branches in Princeton, New Jersey area and a national mortgage originations subsidiary. Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts Most Charitable Companies in 2016 by the Boston Business Journal. To learn more, visit, call 800-773-5601 or follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Berkshire Bank is the official bank of NESN's Boston Bruins coverage.

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