Berkshire Bank Names Lori Gazzillo Kiely Berkshire County, MA Regional President

Berkshire Bank Names Lori Gazzillo Kiely Berkshire County, MA Regional President

 

Pittsfield, MA (October 20, 2020) – Berkshire Bank, a purpose-driven community bank with locations throughout New England, New York and the Mid-Atlantic, today announced the promotion of Lori Gazzillo Kiely to SVP, Regional President of Berkshire County, MA.
 
In her new role, Kiely will be responsible for coordinating collaboration amongst all business lines in the Berkshire County region to grow and expand customer relationships. She will also serve as Berkshire’s leader in the local community to drive brand awareness and increase market share. In addition to her new responsibilities as Regional President, she will continue to serve as Foundation Director providing strategic oversight to the Berkshire Bank Foundation’s philanthropic activities across the Bank’s seven-state footprint.
 
“We are very pleased to have Lori in this important leadership role to help expand our business in this important market,” said George Bacigalupo, Senior Executive Vice President of Commercial Banking. “She is well respected and has strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, as well as deep knowledge of the community, which are critical for driving our growth in Berkshire County.” added Bacigalupo.

Lori Gazzillo Kiely, SVP, Regional President of Berkshire County, MA

Kiely joined Berkshire after its acquisition of Legacy Banks, where she spent five years overseeing marketing and working with the Legacy Banks Foundation. Prior to her banking career, Lori worked for nine years at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts overseeing public relations and communications. Lori is a graduate of the ABA School of Bank Marketing and Management, holds a M.Ed. from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and a B.A. from Keene State College. She serves on the Boards of the 1Berkshire Alliance and Foundation, the Brien Center, and Berkshire Community College.

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About Berkshire Bank Foundation

Through foundation grants to nonprofits, scholarships to students, environmental programs, and employee volunteerism, Berkshire Bank is making a difference. Each year the Foundation donates over $2 million to nonprofits throughout the Bank's footprint and 100% of bank employees provide over 40,000 hours of service through their XTEAM® corporate volunteer program. Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts' Most Charitable Companies by the Boston Business Journal in 2018. To learn more about Berkshire Bank Foundation, visit www.berkshirebank.com/community.

About Berkshire Bank

Berkshire Bank is transforming into a 21st-century community bank with $13.1 billion in assets. We are pursuing purpose driven performance based on our Be FIRST corporate responsibility culture.    
 
Berkshire Bank provides business and consumer banking, mortgage, wealth management, investment and insurance services through 130 branch offices in New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, including Commerce Bank, a division of Berkshire Bank. Berkshire Bank was awarded the Top Corporate Steward Citizens award by the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation in 2019 for the small-middle market business category. Headquartered in Boston, Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) is the parent of Berkshire Bank. To learn more, call 800-773-5601 or follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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