Berkshire Bank's Blanchette Moderates Cybersecurity Panel Discussion

Pittsfield, MA, June 6, 2017 - Berkshire Bank is excited to announce that Sharon Blanchette, First Vice President BSA/AML Officer, moderated the Cybersecurity Panel at the Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) Connecticut Chapter 3rd annual conference on Friday, May 19.

This year's ACAMS conference focused on the theme "Anti Money Laundering in a Changing World", which took place at Mohegan Sun on Friday, May 19. Blanchette attended this event, moderating the Cybersecurity Panel for the audience and serving as a panelist on the Bank Secrecy Act Audit Panel.

"Cybersecurity is an important and ever-growing topic of discussion in the financial industry, particularly as we continuously adhere to the Bank Secrecy Act," said Blanchette. "We are constantly defining and redefining compliance and regulations to stay current in a technologically advanced world, so to be able to serve on a panel to discuss this topic and bring further awareness to our community was an exciting opportunity."

Sharon Blanchette can be reached at her office at 31 Court Street, Westfield MA, by phone at 413-564-6348 or by email at [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 $9.3 billion in assets and 97 full service branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey and Pennsylvania providing personal and business banking, insurance, and wealth management services. Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts Most Charitable Companies in 2016 by the Boston Business Journal. The Company has a pending agreement to acquire Commerce Bancshares Corp., the parent company of Commerce Bank and Trust Company, a $2.2 billion bank with 16 branches in the Worcester, MA and Boston, MA markets. To learn more, visit, call 800-773-5601 or follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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