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Easthampton, MA –Matthew S. Sosik, President and CEO of bankESB, announced that Michael T. Oleksak has been hired as the Vice President of Commercial Lending.

Oleksak brings over 15 years of experience in banking, most recently serving as the Vice President of Commercial Lending Officer for Westfield Bank, managing a $25+ million portfolio. Before Westfield Bank, Oleksak was the Assistant Vice President, Business Banking Officer at United Bank based in West Springfield, MA.

In his new role, Oleksak’s main objective will be to originate and develop commercial lending relationships involving construction projects, business acquisition financing, investment real estate, equipment financials, business lines of credit and lending relationships for the Bank.

Oleksak holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. He has a strong commitment to serving our surrounding communities, currently serving on the Board of Directors for the West Springfield Boys & Girls Club.

Originally from Southampton, Oleksak and his family reside in West Springfield, MA.

bankESB was founded in 1869 as Easthampton Savings Bank. Headquartered in Easthampton, Massachusetts, bankESB serves the Pioneer Valley with 10 branches located throughout western Massachusetts. A full-range of investment products and services are available through ESB Financial Services. For more information, please visit

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 23 branches located throughout western and central Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut. For more information on Hometown Financial Group please visit

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