Brattleboro – Brattleboro Savings & Loan is pleased to announce the promotion of Donna Rathbun to Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, BSA / AML Manager and Sherie Lewis to Assistant Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Donna has been an integral part of the BS&L team for 27 years, originally managing the bank’s Career Center program at Brattleboro Union High School. In 1994, Donna became head of the bank’s head office, a role she effectively held until in 2018 she took on the role of Compliance Officer, BSA / AML Officer. In addition to ensuring that the bank operates in accordance with all federal and state consumer banking laws and regulations, Donna is also responsible for the bank’s efforts to combat money laundering under the Law on banking secrecy. In 2020, Donna completed rigorous training to become CRCM — Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager.
“CRCM certification is the most prestigious professional achievement that a compliance officer can achieve. Donna has done an outstanding job guiding BS&L through the many complexities and risks associated with regulatory compliance, ”said Dan Yates, President and CEO of Brattleboro Savings. “Ensuring that we comply with the many rules and regulations under which we operate is not only expected of us, but also how we should behave for our customers, and Donna continues to show that she has this. it takes to make sure we stay on track.
Sherie Lewis joined the bank in 2005 as a teller, but wasted no time in showing the skills and desire to take on other ever-increasing responsibilities. Some of these roles have included that of head office cashier, customer service representative, assistant branch manager and working both in processing and underwriting for the bank’s very active mortgage lending department. In 2016, she joined the Bank’s Operations department. She graduated from the New England School for Financial Studies at Babson College in 2018 and recently enrolled in the prestigious three-year Stonier Graduate School of Banking program (class of 2023) at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, which prepares the next generation. of the banking department.
“Sherie and I joined the bank within a few weeks of each other so I had the privilege of watching her grow over the years as she took on more responsibility and showed her abilities and drive that have helped continue our success as a community bank, “said Yates. Most recently, Sherie led a team of other future banking leaders in the arduous process of successfully converting the bank’s online banking platform and demonstrates the kind of leadership that we as an organization need for the future.
About Brattleboro Savings & Loan
Brattleboro Savings & Loan was established in 1912 to meet the financial needs of local residents. Today, as a state chartered mutual savings bank and Certified B Corporation®, BS&L has expanded its reach to provide a full range of commercial and consumer banking services, with branches in Brattleboro, Wilmington and Bondville , and a mortgage office in West Dover. The Bank’s wealth management division, Park Place Financial Advisors, provides investment and financial planning services.
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