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Easthampton, MA – Matthew S. Sosik, President and CEO of bankESB, announced that Trenton E. Taylor has been hired as Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending.

Taylor brings over 40 years of experience in banking, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending at Westfield Bank, managing a $270 million portfolio. Taylor spent three years with Chicopee Savings Bank prior to its merger with Westfield Bank in April 2016.  He also worked as Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending at Polish National Credit Union.

“Trent has a strong and loyal following throughout Hampden County,” said Sosik.  “We look forward to leveraging his contacts in the region as we work to expand our commercial footprint. His experience as a C&I lender compliments our growing team of commercial bankers here at bankESB.” Taylor is the third commercial lender to join bankESB this year; bringing the total number of commercial lenders to seven under the leadership of Ryan R. Leap, Executive Vice President of Commercial Lending.

In his new role as a senior commercial loan officer, Taylor will be responsible for growing the commercial loan portfolio; with a concentration on Hampden County. He will be based at bankESB’s loan center located at 241 Northampton Street in Easthampton, MA.

Taylor is a graduate of Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College. He served four years in the U.S. Navy, having one tour in Vietnam. Taylor resides in Westfield, Massachusetts. 

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

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

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