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Easthampton, MA – Matthew S. Sosik, President and CEO of bankESB, announced that Amy Fyden has been hired as the Assistant Vice President, Branch Officer, of the Hadley branch on 100 East Street. Fyden will be taking over for John Vassallo, Vice President and Senior Branch Officer of the Hadley branch, who will be retiring on January 18, 2019.

Fyden brings over 20 years of experience in financial services, lending and corporate management, most recently serving as an Underwriter for UMassFive College Federal Credit Union. Within her 20 years of experience, she spent 16 of those years in a branch officer or branch manager position. Fyden holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and a minor in Communications from Western New England College.

Fyden has a strong commitment to serving our surrounding communities. She is currently serving as the Vice President, board member and finance committee member for the Valley Community Development Corporation (Valley CDC). She also serves many roles for the Town of Hadley, including chair of the finance committee, treasurer of the CPA committee, and has a role in the capital planning committee.

“My time at bankESB has been so very special to me,” said Vassallo. “Since I transitioned from the large bank culture in 1998 to a local community bank, one constant has been inspired and principled leadership that established and fostered a culture where our client relationships and work relationships mean everything. I have been proud to be part of such a great organization and it feels very fitting to be ending my career at bankESB.”

Vassallo spent 24 of his 45 years in banking at bankESB. He looks forward to spending more time with his family.

bankESB is a member of the Hometown Financial Group. Founded in 1869 as Easthampton Savings Bank, bankESB is headquartered in Easthampton, Massachusetts and serves the Pioneer Valley with 11 branches located throughout western Massachusetts. A full-range of investment products and services are available through ESB Financial Services. For more information, please visit www.bankesb.com.

Hometown Financial Group, a $2.1 billion mutual holding company headquartered in Easthampton, Massachusetts, is the parent company of bankESB and bankHometown. Both banking franchises offer a complete line of commercial, business, and consumer banking and lending products and services to customers through its 24 branches located throughout western and central Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut. For more information on Hometown Financial Group, please visit www.bankhfg.com


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