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Easthampton, Massachusetts, November 6, 2019 – Matthew S. Sosik, President and CEO of bankESB, announced that Thomas P. Florence joined the Bank as Vice President of Government Banking.

Prior to joining bankESB, Florence worked for the Town of East Longmeadow, MA, as Town Clerk, Treasurer/Tax Collector from 2003 to 2016; and Clerk of the Council from 2016 to 2019. Prior to working for the Town of East Longmeadow, Florence worked as a Plant Controller for Hercules, Inc., located in Chicopee, MA, and as a Divisional Controller for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, located in Springfield, MA.

Florence received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance and an MBA from Western New England University. He resides in West Springfield, MA.

“We are excited to welcome Tom to bankESB,” said Sosik. “His experience working in the municipal sector will serve him well as a member of our Government Banking team.”

bankESB’s Government Banking division offers a variety of banking products and services to meet the needs of cities and towns, government agencies, and school systems. The Government Banking team has the knowledge and expertise to meet the needs of entities large and small.  For more information visit or call Tom at 413.779.2372.


Founded in 1869 as Easthampton Savings Bank, bankESB is headquartered in Easthampton, Massachusetts and operates 11 branches throughout western Massachusetts. Through its sponsorship and charitable giving program, bankESB and the Easthampton Savings Bank Charitable Foundation support non-profit organizations and causes throughout Hampden and Hampshire Counties. In 2018, the Bank and Foundation donated more than $300,000 to 150 organizations. In the last five years, the program has donated more than $1.1 million. For more information, visit

bankESB is a member of the Hometown Financial Group, a $3.0 billion mutual multi-bank holding company headquartered in Easthampton, Massachusetts and the parent company of bankESB, bankHometown and Abington Bank. For more information, visit

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