Florence Bank Hires Three New Employees
FLORENCE—Florence Bank has hired three new employees to serve in various positions.
Lori Jarrett, of Southampton, will serve as assistant controller in the Finance Department in the main office in Florence; Celia Alvarado, of Springfield, was named portfolio officer / commercial loan origination; and Alicia Pare, of Hampden, was named to the position of cash management relationship officer.
Jarrett holds a master’s degree in accounting from Western New England University. She volunteers for area nonprofits, including Riverside Industries, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County, and Safe Passage, and she runs in the Apple-A-Day 5K, which benefits the Elementary Schools of Easthampton.
Alvarado joined Florence Bank in February 2018 with nearly 10 years of banking experience. She currently studies at the New England College of Business, where she’s working on a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance. She volunteers for Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts and has served on its board in the past.
Pare earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Assumption College in Worcester. In 2014, she received Florence Bank’s prestigious President’s Club Award, an annual tradition that recognizes outstanding performance, customer service and overall contribution to Florence Bank.
Florence Bank President and Chief Executive Officer John F. Heaps, Jr., said, “We are thrilled to announce these additions to our staff team.”
About Florence Bank
Florence Bank is a mutually-owned savings bank chartered in 1873. Currently, the bank serves the Pioneer Valley through nine full-service branch locations in Florence, Northampton, Easthampton, Williamsburg, Amherst, Hadley, Belchertown and Granby as well as through 27 ATMs and a new full-service Banking Center in West Springfield. Florence Bank offers a wide range of financial services including investment management through FSB Financial Group (FSBFG) to consumers and businesses. Florence Bank is consistently voted best local bank by the readers of the Valley Advocate and the Daily Hampshire Gazette. John F. Heaps Jr. is the Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Main headquarters are at 85 Main St. Florence, MA 01062. For additional information about the Bank or its services please visit www.florencebank.com or call 413.586.1300.