New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp is pleased to announce the promotion of Wendy Vittum to Vice President, Mortgage Operations. In this role, Vittum will lead the processing, underwriting, closing, new construction, secondary market and quality control of residential mortgage applications for New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp subsidiaries – Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) and Merrimack County Savings Bank (the Merrimack).
“Wendy has done an outstanding job overseeing the mortgage processing and underwriting process for many years,” said Carol Bickford, Senior Vice President and Retail Lending Officer. “She is a valued asset to the bank and we are proud to promote her.”
Vittum began her career with Meredith Village Savings Bank in 2005 as a mortgage processor, bringing with her seven years of experience as a mortgage credit analyst. She was promoted to secondary market sales and pre-closing in October of that year. In 2007, Wendy took on a management role as Assistant Loan Processing Supervisor and was quickly promoted to Loan Processing Manager and then to Underwriting and Processing Manager. She most recently has served as Assistant Vice President, Underwriting and Processing since 2014.
Vittum holds a certificate from the Northern New England School of Banking as well as certification from Freddie Mac in “The Power of Strong Underwriting.” An active member of the Lakes Region community, Wendy volunteers her time with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and the Merrimack County Savings Bank Rock n’ Race benefitting Concord Hospital’s Payson Center for Cancer.
New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp, a mutual holding company, was formed in 2013 when two New Hampshire-based community banks, Meredith Village Savings Bank and Merrimack County Savings Bank, formally affiliated – the first relationship of its kind in New Hampshire. This strategic partnership has positioned the Banks to leverage each other’s strengths as they work together to advance a shared vision of maintaining and enhancing their community banking standards and values. MillRiver Wealth Management joined as a third subsidiary of NHMB in 2015, combining the financial advisory divisions of MVSB and The Merrimack. NHMB combined assets total nearly $1.5 billion.