Florence Bank Welcomes Ryan Hess of Springfield as Vice President / Commercial Team Leader
FLORENCE—Florence Bank is pleased to announce that Ryan Hess, of Springfield, has joined the staff as vice president / commercial team leader.
Hired in June, Hess has over 11 years of experience in banking, serving in roles from credit analyst and portfolio manager to leadership in commercial lending. He most recently served as chief lending officer for a locally based startup bank and played a key role in its founding.
He came to Florence Bank for its reputation as a community partner. “It’s an effective bank that’s never strayed away from community involvement and serving the community,” Hess said.
In his work as a lender, Hess enjoys delivering solutions to business customers. “It’s very rewarding. These are peoples’ livelihoods. There’s an impact and story there,” he said.
Hess’ first few months have solidified his perspective on Florence Bank, and he said, “It’s been evident from the first minute I was in the office that Florence has a great corporate culture.”
Hess holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stonehill College. He serves as co-chair of the Ronald McDonald House Golf Committee, a member of the Make-A-Wish Golf Committee and vice-chair of the Springfield Zoning Board of Appeals.
About Florence Bank
Florence Bank is a mutual savings bank chartered in 1873. Currently, the bank serves the Pioneer Valley through 12 full-service branch locations in Florence, Northampton, Easthampton, Williamsburg, Amherst, Hadley, Belchertown, Granby, Chicopee, West Springfield, and Springfield. Additionally, it offers 25 ATMs and 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.