Berkshire Bank Promotes Jason White to Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Berkshire Bank Promotes Jason White to
Executive Vice President, Chief Information Office

BOSTON (November 4, 2020) – Berkshire Bank, a purpose-driven community bank with locations throughout New England, New York and the Mid-Atlantic, today announced the promotion of Jason White to Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Mr. White previously served as Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Technology Officer at the Bank.
 
In his new role, Mr. White will lead all aspects of Berkshire’s information technology program and will oversee the teams responsible for ACH Payroll, Wire Room and Electronic Banking. Mr. White will also continue to direct the Bank’s technology investments and assets to ensure it is meeting the changing demands of customers in a digitally focused banking environment. Mr. White will report directly to Acting CEO & President Sean Gray.
 
“Jason is a proven technology leader, whose strategic perspective, commitment to operational excellence and collaborative leadership approach will accelerate our transformation into a 21st-century community bank,” said Sean Gray, Acting CEO & President of Berkshire Bank. “His strong record of success in leading technology initiatives to increase efficiency and provide a secure and superior customer experience will be vital to our future growth and profitability. I am very pleased to welcome Jason to the Bank’s leadership team.”
 
In August 2020, BostonCIO announced Mr. White as a winner of its 2020 CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Award in the Corporate category. The awards recognize Chief Information Officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership.
 
About Jason White, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Mr. White previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Berkshire Bank. He joined Berkshire in 2019 after the Bank’s acquisition of Savings Institute Bank & Trust. Prior to joining Berkshire, Mr. White was responsible for streamlining the Information Technology and Operational workflows at Savings Institute, implementing a fully virtualized infrastructure, enhancing its overall information security posture, and innovating customer digital channels by enhancing customer journeys and experiences. At Savings Institute, he served as Chief Information Officer and Information Security Officer. 
 
Mr. White’s background includes over 25 years of experience supporting technology and operational areas within the financial industry.
 

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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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