O'Brien elected chairman of state bankers association
By Berkshire Eagle Staff
ADAMS — Charles P. O'Brien, the president and CEO of Adams Community Bank, has been elected to serve a one-year term as president of the Massachusetts Bankers Association. He is one of nine executives who were elected to serve in new positions on the association's board of directors.O'Brien has 37 years of experience in banking and financial services. He became president and CEO of Adams Community Bank in 2013, when president Joseph F. Truskowski Jr. retired. O'Brien had served as president and CEO of South Adams Savings Bank before the financial institution merged with Adams Cooperative Bank to form Adams Community Bank in 2012. Following the merger, O'Brien served as president and Truskowski CEO of the new entity, until O'Brien assumed both positions when Truskowski retired. He is a champion of financial literacy, staff development and community volunteer work.The Massachusetts Bankers Association represents approximately 155 commercial, savings and co-operative banks and savings and loan associations in Massachusetts with 69,000 employees located in Massachusetts and elsewhere in New England.
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