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Thomas J. Meshako Appointed President and CEO of Greenfield Savings Bank

Greenfield Savings Bank announces the appointment of Thomas J. Meshako as President and CEO. Mr. Meshako joined the Bank in 2016 as Treasurer and CFO and will also continue in those roles as well until his replacement is hired. Mr. Meshako was appointed by the Board of Directors after John Howland’s resignation was accepted by the Board.

“I want to thank John Howland for his more than seven years as the head of the Bank,” said Thomas Meshako. “John’s leadership and direction throughout the unprecedented time of the pandemic and his dedicated and genuine commitment to the communities we serve solidified the Bank’s reputation as a community leader. We are grateful for his contributions to the Bank and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Thomas is a resident of Greenfield where he lives with his wife, Mary Ann. He and Mary Ann have three adult daughters. Thomas has more than 40 years of experience in the financial services industry in New England.

Founded in 1869, Greenfield Savings Bank has 180 employees and has offices and ATMs throughout Franklin and Hampshire Counties. The Bank operates the only trust and investment management company headquartered in Franklin County. Total assets under management, including both the Bank and the investment management company, exceed $1.4 billion.

Janice E. Ward joins Greenfield Savings Bank Wealth Management and Trust Services

Greenfield Savings Bank Wealth Management and Trust Services has named Janice E. Ward, Esq., CFP, First Vice President and Trust Officer. Janice joins GSB Wealth Management and Trust Services with more than 22 years of experience in the industry. Janice will assist clients with financial planning, estate settlement, and trust administration services throughout the western Massachusetts area including the Berkshires.

“Janice has earned an outstanding reputation in the industry for trust and estate settlement administration and financial planning,” said Steve Hamlin, CTFA and Senior Vice President and Senior Trust Officer. “Janice’s passion for serving clients mirrors our department’s core values and she is a welcome addition to our team, especially as the GSB Wealth Management and Trust Services department is experiencing significant growth due to increased demand for our services.”

Janice graduated from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with a BSBA. She then received a Juris Doctor degree at Western New England University and has been a licensed attorney in both MA and NY since 2005. In 2012, she earned the designation of Certified Financial Planner.

Janice is the Co-Founder of the Berkshire County Estate Planning Council and after serving as President for 5 years, she is currently a Director. She has many active professional connections with CPAs, Attorneys, Investment and Insurance Professionals and Financial Planners throughout Franklin, Hampshire, Hamden and Berkshires counties.

Born in Cheshire, Massachusetts, Janice is a resident of Pittsfield, Massachusetts where she lives with her dog and her cat. She has two adult children and three granddaughters.