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Meet the people who can help get you where you want to be.

We're good at getting people pointed in the right direction.

Think of the path to financial success as a long and winding road. You might be able to navigate it on your own. But it sure helps if someone riding right beside you has been down it before and knows all about the twists and turns. Think of our Wealth Management Team the same way. These experienced advisors have long years of experience helping people just like you reach their financial goals.

Kathryn Hersey, CFA®, Senior Vice President, Director of Wealth Management and Chief Investment Officer


Kathryn Hersey is Senior Vice President, Director of Wealth Management, and Chief Investment Officer at Berkshire Bank.  Ms. Hersey is responsible for providing leadership in all aspects of Wealth Management, including client relationship management, financial planning, investment management, trust and estate administration, operations, and business development. 
 
Prior to joining Berkshire Bank, Ms. Hersey was Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager for Cambridge Trust Company in Boston, MA.  She has over twenty years of professional experience spanning the private and public sector.
 
Ms. Hersey earned a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and English from Amherst College where she captained the women’s soccer and basketball teams.  She earned a Master of Business Administration, summa cum laude, from Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.  She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.  Ms. Hersey is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and the CFA Institute.  Ms. Hersey is committed to volunteerism, serving as a YMCA of Greater Boston volunteer coach and as a former member of The Philanthropy Connection, a women’s collective giving group.  She was inducted into the Westford Academy Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004 and the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.

Phone: 617.641.9204
Email: [email protected]
 

Thomas Barney, CFP®, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Administration


Tom Barney has over 35 years of experience as a wealth advisor. Tom is responsible for leading the Wealth Advisor team and working with many clients to help them achieve their financial goals.  Tom has held the CFP® designation for over 20 years. His prior experience includes tenures at Fleet Bank, Bank of Boston’s Private Bank, Michigan Avenue Financial Group in Chicago and most recently with a private, professional trustee in Springfield. Tom attended Monmouth College and Loyola University of Chicago and is a graduate of the National Trust School and Trust Management Schools at Northwestern University. Tom is past president of the Estate Planning Council of Hampden County and is currently a board member for the Berkshire Bank Foundation.

Phone: 413.881.1211
Email: [email protected]
 
 

John Haley, Senior Vice President, Client Experience & Business Administration

John is responsible for supporting the business process and technology which enhances the overall client experience for Berkshire Bank's Wealth Management clients.  

John has over 25 years of experience working with the technology and operations of financial firms.  Prior to joining Berkshire Bank, John served as Head of Client Administration for Wells Fargo Asset Management where he managed institutional onboarding and the systems supporting.  Prior to that role, John held the title of Director of Wealth Services for Cambridge Trust Company where he focused on business process, technology and workflow improvement to support a growing wealth management firm.  John began his career at State Street, supporting the custodial relationship and operations for both public fund entities and investment management firms.

John earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Providence College and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Suffolk University.  John also attended Level 1 of the ABA Trust School.

Phone: 857.239.1882
Email: [email protected]


Kathryn Hersey, CFA®, Senior Vice President, Director of Wealth Management and Chief Investment Officer


Kathryn Hersey is Senior Vice President, Director of Wealth Management, and Chief Investment Officer at Berkshire Bank.  Ms. Hersey is responsible for providing leadership in all aspects of Wealth Management, including client relationship management, financial planning, investment management, trust and estate administration, operations, and business development. 
 
Prior to joining Berkshire Bank, Ms. Hersey was Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager for Cambridge Trust Company in Boston, MA.  She has over twenty years of professional experience spanning the private and public sector.
 
Ms. Hersey earned a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and English from Amherst College where she captained the women’s soccer and basketball teams.  She earned a Master of Business Administration, summa cum laude, from Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.  She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.  Ms. Hersey is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and the CFA Institute.  Ms. Hersey is committed to volunteerism, serving as a YMCA of Greater Boston volunteer coach and as a former member of The Philanthropy Connection, a women’s collective giving group.  She was inducted into the Westford Academy Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004 and the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.

Phone: 617.641.9204
Email: [email protected]

 
Stephen Crowley, Vice President, Relationship Manager


Stephen Crowley is a Vice President, Relationship Manager at Berkshire Bank.  He is responsible for developing programming and solutions that focus on non-profit organizations and socially responsible investments. Stephen is also responsible for working with individuals to help them achieve their financial goals. 

Stephen has over 25 years of experience in investment management and providing financial advice and guidance to clients.  Prior to joining Berkshire Bank, Stephen served as a Senior Relationship Manager for BNY Mellon. In that role, he advised institutional clients and non-profit organizations with respect to investment policy and asset allocation.  Stephen has extensive experience managing non-profits and charitable trust accounts for colleges and universities.

Stephen earned his Bachelor's degree from Connecticut College in Economics and English Literature, a Master's degree in Economics from Boston University, and an MBA in Finance from Boston University.  Stephen actively volunteers as both a youth hockey and youth baseball coach, and for eight years was the Treasurer of the Parent Teacher Organization in his hometown.

Phone: 508.986.3191
Email: [email protected]
 

Derek Hall, Vice President, Wealth Portfolio Manager


Derek Hall serves as Vice President, Portfolio Manager with Berkshire Bank Wealth Management. Derek has been with Berkshire Bank since 2002. Derek is responsible for trading, portfolio management and investment operations. Active in his community, Derek serves on the Hospitality Committee and Children’s Ministries at his local church. 

Phone: 413.881.1202
Email: [email protected]
 

Karen Heston, CFP®, First Vice President, Wealth Portfolio Manager & Market Strategist


Karen has extensive experience as an investment specialist and client wealth advisor. As a First Vice President, Wealth Portfolio Manager & Market Strategist at Berkshire Bank, she will apply her expertise in global financial markets and wealth management to help individual and institutional clients achieve their financial goals.

Prior to joining Berkshire Bank, Karen served as a Senior Financial Advisor for Martha’s Vineyard Investment Advisors, LLC.  In that role she advised individual clients and island non-profit organizations with respect to investment policy, asset allocation, portfolio risk management, and retirement planning strategies.  As a Managing Partner of Sage Capital Management, LLC, Karen worked for over two decades as an investment portfolio manager in Sage’s market-neutral convertible bond strategy.  She began her career as an interest rate risk management specialist working on the top trading desks of several NYC money center banking institutions.

Karen received her BA from Middlebury College, Vermont, and MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business.  She is also a CFP® professional and works with advisory clients in a fiduciary capacity.

Phone: 802.549.6018
Email: [email protected]
John Muse, CFP®, Vice President, Investment Advisor & Financial Planner


 
John is a Vice President and Investment Advisor & Financial Planner at Berkshire Bank.
 
He has over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry including 25 years of working with clients and families in providing goals based wealth planning advice and solutions.
 
As a trusted advisor, he has a deep understanding of global financial markets and also understands the importance of examining the complex interrelationships of family wealth.
 
Prior to joining Berkshire Bank, he was a wealth advisor at Minot Wealth, an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank and a Senior Vice President at Merrill Lynch.
 
He is a graduate of Amherst College and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (CFP®.)
 
He is a board member for Hope House Boston and a volunteer coach of youth hockey and baseball.

P 617.899.6313 
[email protected]  

 
Andrew Prancl, Vice President, Wealth Portfolio Manager



Andrew Prancl serves as Vice President, Portfolio Manager with Berkshire Bank Wealth Management. Andrew has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry with knowledge and expertise in investment management, strategic asset allocation, portfolio construction and global financial markets.

Prior to joining Berkshire Bank, Andrew was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs Ayco Personal Financial Management having served in a variety of roles in fixed income portfolio management, trading, and market strategy. In addition, he held positions as senior trader for managed account services and as a client relations officer. Early in his career, Andrew was a financial consultant with Merrill Lynch and a marketing representative with American International Group.

Andrew received his MBA from the University at Albany, and BS in finance from Siena College. He actively volunteers as a youth baseball coach, a CYO basketball volunteer, and has served on the board of directors for Guilderland Youth Baseball for the past nine years.
 
Phone:  518.363.7329
Email: [email protected]

 
Anthony Segala, CAP®, Vice President, Investment Advisor

 
Anthony Segala is Vice President, Relationship Manager at Berkshire Bank.  He is responsible for business development efforts throughout the bank footprint and will also focus on client relationship management.
 
Anthony has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry working for several leading financial firms including Putnam Investments, Pioneer Investments and Fidelity Investments.  Over that time, he has acquired an extensive knowledge of capital markets, investments, asset allocation, and charitable planning strategies.  Prior to joining Berkshire Bank, he was VP, Regional Director - Western Region for Congress Asset Management.  In that role he was responsible for business development and relationship management efforts throughout the West Coast.  Before that, he was VP, Charitable Planning Consultant with Fidelity Charitable Services, where he provided charitable planning strategies for high-net-worth individuals.
 
Anthony received his BA from Connecticut College in Environmental Studies and holds the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) designation.  He has also obtained his FINRA series 7, 6, & 63 licenses. 
 
Phone: 413.769.6025
Email: [email protected]

 
Lewis G. Mai CFP®, APMA®, Investment Advisor and Financial Planner


 
Lewis is a Vice President, Wealth Advisor, Financial Planner at Berkshire Bank. He is responsible for working with clients to help them build, preserve, and transition generational wealth through comprehensive, goals based financial planning. 
 
Lewis brings over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Berkshire Bank, he was an Advanced Planning Associate at First Republic Bank where he worked with high-net-worth investors with a focus in cashflows and estate planning. 
 
A graduate of Roger Williams University with a major in Finance, Lewis has also earned several certifications including CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) and Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor (APMA®) designations.

[email protected]
401-236-0259
 

Penrose Hallowell, Senior Associate Portfolio Manager, ESG Analyst


Pen is a Senior Associate Portfolio Manager and ESG Analyst at Berkshire Bank. Pen is responsible for researching and analyzing companies and investment opportunities from an ESG and financial performance standpoint. He provides investment input to the Investment Committee. 

Previously, Pen worked as an Analyst for San Francisco based Buckhill Capital and worked as an Assistant with the Screening, Deal Development, and Media teams at Maine Angels in New England. Pen’s work with Angel and Venture Capital investing exposed him to a wide range of investment styles and companies. Pen is also actively involved with conservation groups and nonprofits such as The Elkhorn Marine Conservancy, Chocorua Lake Conservancy, and The Explorers Club.

Pen graduated from Colby College with a major in Environmental Science and a minor in Managerial Economics and is currently pursuing his MBA at Boston College Carroll School of Management.

Email: [email protected]

 

Thomas Barney, CFP®, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Administration


Tom Barney has over 35 years of experience as a wealth advisor. Tom is responsible for leading the Wealth Advisor team and working with many clients to help them achieve their financial goals.  Tom has held the CFP® designation for over 20 years. His prior experience includes tenures at Fleet Bank, Bank of Boston’s Private Bank, Michigan Avenue Financial Group in Chicago and most recently with a private, professional trustee in Springfield. Tom attended Monmouth College and Loyola University of Chicago and is a graduate of the National Trust School and Trust Management Schools at Northwestern University. Tom is past president of the Estate Planning Council of Hampden County and is currently a board member for the Berkshire Bank Foundation.

Phone: 413.881.1211
Email: [email protected]



John Haley, Senior Vice President, Client Experience & Business Administration

John is responsible for supporting the business process and technology which enhances the overall client experience for Berkshire Bank's Wealth Management clients.  

John has over 25 years of experience working with the technology and operations of financial firms.  Prior to joining Berkshire Bank, John served as Head of Client Administration for Wells Fargo Asset Management where he managed institutional onboarding and the systems supporting.  Prior to that role, John held the title of Director of Wealth Services for Cambridge Trust Company where he focused on business process, technology and workflow improvement to support a growing wealth management firm.  John began his career at State Street, supporting the custodial relationship and operations for both public fund entities and investment management firms.

John earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Providence College and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Suffolk University.  John also attended Level 1 of the ABA Trust School.

Phone:  857.239.1882
Email:  [email protected]



John Chandler, JD, CTFA, First Vice President, Wealth Advisor, Senior Fiduciary Officer


John Chandler is a First Vice President, Wealth Advisor, Senior Fiduciary Officer at Berkshire Bank.  John is responsible for administering client relationships, with a primary focus on trusts and estates.  John has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry.  John holds a JD/MBA from Albany Law School/ Union University, is an attorney admitted in both NY and CT, and is a designated Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor (CTFA).  John serves on his local Board of Education and is regularly involved in Berkshire Bank volunteer events.

Phone: 413.770.2382
Email: [email protected]
 

Tanya Haas, CTFA, First Vice President, Wealth Advisor & Trust Officer


Tanya Haas is First Vice President, Wealth Advisor & Trust Officer at Berkshire Bank.  Tanya is responsible for trust and estate administration along with client relationship development and retention.  Tanya’s professional career has always been within the financial industry, with much of that time at Berkshire Bank. Tanya earned a Liberal Arts Degree in Business Careers with Banking from Berkshire Community College and she holds a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor designation from American Bankers Association. Tanya is the Treasurer for the Kindness Is Foundation, serves as a board member for the Berkshire County Estate Planning Council, also serves on the Investment Committee for Berkshire Place, volunteers and is on the advisory board for the Money Management Program with Elder Services of Berkshire County and is Wish Granter for Make a Wish Northeast NY.

Phone: 413.881.1207
Email: [email protected]


 
Rebecca Rubino, Vice President, Wealth Advisor



Rebecca Rubino is Vice President, Wealth Advisor at Berkshire Bank. Rebecca is responsible for trust and estate administration and client relationship management. She provides fiduciary and administrative oversight for individuals, families, private and corporate foundations, and nonprofit organizations.  Rebecca has many years of experience working in the financial industry. Prior to joining Berkshire Bank, Rebecca was a Philanthropic Officer at Bank of America Private Bank where she worked closely with foundations and non-profit organizations to provide oversight and financial expertise. She previously also served as a Trust Senior Associate supporting high net worth individuals and families in administration of personal trust and executing estate plans.
 
Rebecca earned an undergraduate degree in Business Management from Central Connecticut State University and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Central Connecticut State University. She is currently pursuing the Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor designation from the American Bankers Association. Rebecca is very passionate about volunteering and frequently fosters rescued dogs prior to adoption.
 
Phone: 860.336.4388
Email: [email protected]
 

Connor Washburn, Associate Wealth Advisor & Trust Admin


Connor Washburn is an Associate Wealth Advisor and Trust Administrator at Berkshire Bank Wealth Management. He is responsible for assisting multiple teams including advisors, portfolio managers, and operations in order to execute client needs and strengthen new and existing client relationships. Connor has professional experience as an intern at Berkshire Bank, as well as Pittsfield Cooperative Bank. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in finance and minor in economics from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Connor volunteers as a youth football coach in his local league.

Email: [email protected]

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