Berkshire Bank Promotes Robb and Tanner to AVP Branch Manager Roles

PITTSFIELD, MA, June 14, 2017 - Berkshire Bank announced the promotion of two retail banking employees to the positions of Assistant Vice Presidents/Branch Manager. Dana Robb serves as the branch manager of the Allendale branch in Pittsfield, MA and Samantha Tanner serves as branch manager of the North Adams branch.

"It's exciting to see motivated people take on increased responsibilities," said Deanna Markham, VP, Regional Manager. "Both Robb and Samantha have a proven track record in the retail banking environment and are dedicated and committed members of our community. They are a valuable asset to the Berkshire Bank family."

Robb began his career with Berkshire Bank in 2005 as a teller at the Elm Street branch. Dedicated to the Bank, Robb enhanced his role by taking on additional responsibilities and transitioning to various positions within the Elm Street branch. In 2012, he received a significant promotion to Branch Manager which led him to lead the Otis branch, Dalton branch and most recently the Allendale branch. Robb attended SUNY Cortland and is a graduate of the 2016 Berkshire Leadership Program. Committed to his community, he volunteers as a coach of youth sports in Dalton and is a proud foster parent and supporter of the Berkshire County Down Syndrome Family group.

Tanner joined Berkshire Bank in 2006 as a Financial Services Representative at the Elm Street branch and soon after was promoted to Assistant Branch Manager of this same office. Focused on cultivating her career, Tanner set her sights higher and was able to attain the position of Branch Officer of the North Adams branch in 2014. Tanner graduated from Keene State College in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in mathematics. Dedicated to enriching her community, she serves on the board for the local MS Support Foundation and serves on the board and is a coach for Whitney Girls Basketball League.

The Allendale branch is located at 39 Cheshire Rd, Allendale Shopping Center, Pittsfield, MA 01201 and Dana Robb may be reached by phone at 413-447-1873 or by email at [email protected]

The North Adams branch is located at 37 Main St, North Adams, MA 01247 and Samantha Tanner may be reached by phone at 413-664-4061 or by email at [email protected].


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