Greylock Appoints Two New Directors

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Greylock Federal Credit Union announced the selection of Krystle A. Gallo and John L. Bissell as the newest members of the credit union's volunteer Board of Directors.

"Our newest members bring a wealth of unique experiences to our volunteer board. Krystle's impressive accomplishments as a leader in the corporate world will provide us with important insights. John's experience as the credit union's president and CEO for the past three years, in addition to his talents as a community leader and advocate for financially-underserved people in the Berkshires will bring an important voice to our board," Board Chair Ann D. Deely said.

Gallo has worked for General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) in Pittsfield since 2012. Currently she holds the position of Integrated Product Team Lead, responsible for leading and mentoring a cross functional engineering team, and also serves on the Mission Systems Leadership Council as an adviser tasked with coaching a team to success in areas of project execution, leadership development, expanding connections, and business acumen.

Previously, Gallo held positions at GDMS as a Senior Systems Engineer and an Engineering Leadership Program Engineer. She is currently earning an MBA at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass. Gallo earned a master of science in mechanical engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y.

Gallo is a 2014 graduate of the Berkshire Leadership Program and serves as BLP's Steering Committee chair. She also volunteers for the Berkshire United Way and serves on the board of the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority. In 2016, Gallo was a Berkshire County "40 Under Forty" Awardee and was also honored with a Gamma Phi Beta Foundation Individual Shining Star Award for Alumnae. She enjoys serving as a Zumba instructor and resides in Pittsfield.

Bissell was named president and CEO of Greylock Federal Credit Union in 2015. He joined Greylock in 2003 as vice president of marketing and human resources, was promoted to senior vice president in 2007 and named executive vice president in 2010. A native of Berkshire County, Bissell earned his bachelor's degree from Amherst College in 1989, graduated from the New England School for Financial Studies program at Babson College in 2011, and is currently earning his MBA from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Bissell's volunteer service includes serving on the Colonial Theatre Board, chairing the Berkshire United Way Board of Directors, and co-founding Pittsfield Promise, an early literacy initiative. He chairs the 1Berkshire Board of Directors and serves on the Berkshire Health Systems Board where he is a member of the audit committee. In 2015 he was named by Berkshire Magazine as one of "25 Most Dedicated, Most Creative, Most Influential" people in the county. He received an award from the Berkshire County Chapter of the NAACP in 2017, Esther Quinn Award in Recognition of Exemplary Community Service from the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce in 2014, the Nancy Kaufman Service Award from Berkshire Children and Families in 2013, and the Robert K. Agar Volunteerism Award from Berkshire United Way in 2012. Bissell resides in Pittsfield.


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