ADAMS, Mass. — Adams Community Bank promoted three of its employees — Amy Giroux, Doreen Descoteau and Janice Adams. Additionally, Donna Halton was hired as senior vice president of commercial lending.
"I am happy to announce the promotion of these three individuals who are all strong contributors to the success of our bank," said Charles P. O'Brien, president and chief executive officer. "I am also very pleased that Donna has joined our team, bringing with her over 30 years of banking expertise."
As chief culture officer, Giroux will continue to be responsible for the processes that ties together the bank's strategies and critical drivers with sales, marketing and employee development.
"Amy has been instrumental in shaping the framework of our corporate sales culture and leading our service team in providing our customers with extraordinary service," O'Brien said. "In recognition of her work in these areas, the designation of chief culture officer has been added to her long standing SVP, Retail title."
Giroux is also the first vice president of the Northern Berkshire United Way and a member of the Adams Finance Committee. She and her husband Alan reside in Adams and they have two grown children.
As branch officer, Descoteau will be responsible for the day-to-day sales and operations, branch sales and new business development of the Williamstown branch. She resides in Clarksburg with her husband John and they have two grown children.
"We are very pleased that Doreen, with nearly 25 years banking experience, will be leading our team in Williamstown," said O’Brien. "She has come full circle, having started her banking career in this very location and to now return in a leadership role is a great accomplishment."
As network and systems officer, Adams will oversee the implementation and administration of computer and telecommunication networks for the bank. Adams is certified in information systems security from the University of Phoenix. She resides in Adams.
"We are also thrilled for Janice," O'Brien said, "Her advancement within the company is a clear demonstration of her work ethic, dedication, performance and initiative."
Prior to joining Adams Community Bank, Halton was a portfolio manager and commercial credit manager at Hoosac Bank and she was vice president and commercial loan oOfficer at Berkshire Bank. She and her husband Michael reside in North Adams and have two grown children.
"We are delighted to welcome Donna," said O'Brien. "She has a long and successful record meeting the needs of business customers throughout Berkshire County. Her knowledge in commercial lending will help us further meet the growing needs of business owners and commercial borrowers in our market."