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Greenfield Savings Bank promotes Anna Zadworny to AVP and Training & Staffing Manager

Anna Zadworny has been promoted Assistant Vice President and Training & Staffing Manager. In her new position, Anna will be responsible for one-on-one and classroom training for employees with a focus on enhancing employee development, including product knowledge, internal systems training, and compliance course oversight. Anna will also be responsible for maintaining appropriate levels of staffing in all offices. In addition, she will assist in maintaining vendor relationships, record keeping, and training budget oversight. As well as her training role, Anna will coordinate and oversee the external audit process.

Anna began her career in the banking industry in 1990 and she join Greenfield Savings Bank in 2012 as the Manager of the GSB Northampton Office. In 2016, she was promoted Office Manager of the South Deerfield Office and in 2019, she was promoted to Assistant Vice President and Office Manager of the Greenfield Office.

Anna earned a Business Management Associates Degree from HCC and is currently pursuing a Business Management Degree with a minor in Leadership from Bay Path University. She graduated with honors from Babson College in the Financial Studies Program.

Anna is an active community volunteer at a wide range of local events and she serves on the boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County and as Assistant Treasurer of The Salvation Army of Hampshire County, and is a volunteer for the United Way Hampshire County.

She grew up in Northampton and still resides Hampshire County with her husband and dog. She is the proud mother of a grown son and daughter. She loves bike riding and taking long walks near an ocean or lake.


Greenfield Savings Bank promotes Jared Cyhowski

Jared Cyhowski has been promoted to Loan Operations Specialist where he will work with customers providing Residential and Consumer Loan Servicing. Jared started his career at GSB as a Teller Supervisor and was previously promoted to Customer Service Representative in the Bank’s Call Center.  

Jared joined Greenfield Savings Bank in May 2016, after attending Fitchburg State University where he was graduated with High Honors in Communications and a minor in English. He is a member of the Lambda Pi Eta Communication Studies Honor Society. 

Jared has volunteered at a range of community events, including Superhero Nights for Kids, where he wore a “Mario from Nintendo” costume and has volunteered at The Great Falls Festival aka Pumpkin Fest in Turners Falls.

Jared grew up in Bernardston and now lives in Montague with his wife and their dog, a beagle mix named Bella, and a pet rabbit named Noi. His hobbies include watching Japanese animation, playing video games, and international travel.


Greenfield Savings Bank promotes Elisabeth Porter

Elisabeth Porter has been promoted to Corporate Support Specialist with responsible for assisting and providing support services to the Bank’s Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Financial Officer. Her daily responsibilities include assisting in the preparation of reports, scheduling meetings and events, and maintaining official minutes. She will also assist other Greenfield Savings Bank executives as needed. 

In March of 2018, Elisabeth joined Greenfield Savings Bank as a teller and by October was promoted to Customer Service Representative. In March of 2020 she was promoted to the position of Super Banker. 

Elisabeth is active in the community and volunteers at as many of the GSB sponsored community events as possible. Elisabeth grew up in Ashfield and attended the Mohawk Trail Regional School and Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. She is close with her parents and stepmother and her brother and is grateful for their support and advice.  Elisabeth is looking forward to resuming attending events and traveling.

 


Greenfield Savings Bank Appoints Kim Zabek Assistant Manager of the Hadley Office

Kim Zabek has been appointed as the Assistant Manager of the Greenfield Savings Bank Hadley Office. Kim will oversee the daily operations of the Office and assist customers with their banking. She first joined Greenfield Savings Bank in August of 2011 Assistant Manager in Shelburne Falls and in 2015 she was promoted to Manager of the GSB Call Center.  Most recently Kim held the position of Assistant Manager of the GSB South Deerfield Office.  

An active community volunteer, Kim has served on the Board of the Friends of Children in Hadley and is a member of the South Deerfield Women's Club.

Kim was born in Malden and grew up in Lowell. She now lives in Greenfield with her wife with whom, in 2019, she recently adopted two sons, ages 2 and 4, from foster care. Kim is also the proud mother of a 22 year-old daughter and a 19 year-old son. Kim and her family have two dogs Charlie and Paisley, and a kitten named Maple!

 

 


Greenfield Savings Bank promotes Prudence D. Blond, CTFA

Prudence D. Blond has been promoted Vice President and Trust Officer at Greenfield Savings Bank.  In her new position, Prudence, as a client service officer, oversees the administration and tax departments and also works with the Bank’s internal and external auditors.

Prudence joined the Bank after graduating from college in 1997 as a teller. In 1999, she was promoted to Trust Operations Associate with responsibility for the processing operational work along with administrative assistant tasks of the GSB Trust Department. Over the next ten years she began to work directly clients and was promoted to Assistant Trust Officer, then Trust Officer and then to Assistant Vice President & Trust Officer before her new promotion to Vice President and Trust Officer.

After attending Greenfield High School, Prudence graduated from Greenfield Community College in 1997. She has subsequently earned a Personal Trust diploma through the American Bankers Association in 2011 and a General Financial Services diploma through the Centre for Financial Training.  She has continued to take educational classes in administration, personal tax preparation, trust & estate tax preparation, financial planning and IRAs. She earned her Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation in 2012 through the Institute of Certified Banks.

Prudence is currently serving on the Board of Directors, Personnel Committee & Nominating Committee at LifePath, Inc. (formerly known as Franklin County Home Care Corporation).  She is a member of the annual Campaign Team at Greenfield Community College. She has previously served on the Board of Trustees, as Treasurer and as the Sunday School Superintendent at the Robbins Memorial Church.

Prudence resides in Franklin County with her cat, Theodore, whom she adopted through the Dakin Humane Society. She enjoys cooking and baking and has a collection of recipes and cookbooks including some from her grandmother and great-grandmother. She also loves reading, arts and crafts, music, and cheering on the Patriots & Red Sox.  She is a fan of brain games such as trivia, logic puzzles, and riddles. Her favorite season is fall because she enjoys getting out to see the fall foliage, visiting the local orchards and other fall activities.