Berkshire Bank Promotes Jennifer Carmichael to EVP, Chief Internal Audit Officer

Berkshire Bank Promotes Jennifer Carmichael to
Executive Vice President, Chief Internal Audit Officer

BOSTON (November 18, 2020) – Berkshire Bank, a purpose-driven community bank with locations throughout New England, New York and the Mid-Atlantic, today announced the promotion of Jennifer Carmichael to Executive Vice President and Chief Internal Audit Officer. Ms. Carmichael previously served as Senior Vice President and Audit Manager at the Bank.
In her role, Ms. Carmichael will continue to lead all aspects of Berkshire’s internal audit and independent SOX testing programs. She is responsible for providing independent and objective assurance to management and the Audit Committee on the adequacy and effectiveness of governance and internal controls to support the achievement of organizational objectives as well as promote and facilitate continuous improvement as part of the third line of defense. Ms. Carmichael reports directly to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and administratively to Sean Gray, Acting CEO .  
“Jennifer is a proven leader whose strategic perspective, commitment to operational excellence and accountability will accelerate our transformation into a 21st-century community bank,” said Sean Gray, Acting CEO Berkshire Bank. “Her work in this expanded role will ensure the Bank adheres to the highest ethical standards, serving our Company, our customers and our shareholders well. I am very pleased to welcome Jennifer to the Bank’s executive leadership team.”
About Jennifer Carmichael, Executive Vice President, Chief Internal Audit Officer
Ms. Carmichael previously served as Senior Vice President and Audit Manager at Berkshire Bank. She joined Berkshire in 2016 from Accume Partners where she served as Senior Audit Manager to several clients in the New York and New England regions, including Berkshire. Ms. Carmichael began her career in the community banking sector in internal audit roles and previously served several years at Ballston Spa National Bank including as Assistant Vice President Compliance & BSA Officer and Assistant Auditor. In addition to her professional achievements, she also serves as a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and was appointed by the Governor to the Vermont Veterans Home Board of Trustees, where she serves on the Strategic Planning Committee.   
Ms. Carmichael’s background includes over 20 years of experience supporting audit, risk and compliance functions within the financial industry.


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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