Veteran Local Banker Joins Pittsfield Cooperative Bank

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Scott Cowlin has joined the Pittsfield Cooperative Bank as vice president/branch manager.

In this role, Cowlin is responsible for the overall operations, customer service, performance and profitability of the bank's main office, located at 70 South St.

Cowlin has more than 18 years of banking experience, most recently working for Berkshire Bank as the assistant vice president/branch officer. A graduate of Ashford University, Cowlin is active in the community, volunteering for the Pittsfield Girls Softball League, where he has been a coach, umpire and member of the board of directors.

Cowlin lives in Pittsfield with his wife and three daughters.

"Banking is an intimate, personal business. Scott is an experienced banker who is a familiar and trusted face within our community. And he joins a team that - as a whole - is truly invested in our little niche in the Berkshires," said J. Jay Anderson, president and CEO of the Co-op. "The Co-op is not the biggest financial institution in the Berkshires -not even close. But there is something to be said about being able to bank with those you know and trust."

"I am excited to join the talented and experienced staff at the Pittsfield Cooperative Bank," Cowlin said. "They have strong ties to the community and maintain a strong focus on customer service."

Scott is located in the South Street Main Office at 70 South St., and can be reached at 413-629-1639.   

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