Sara Lauze has been promoted to Digital Banking Officer at New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp (NHMB). In this position, Lauze will manage the Digital Banking department, and will oversee online banking for consumers and small businesses, as well as the cash management program for business customers of Merrimack County Savings Bank (the Merrimack) and Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB).
“Sara’s expertise and extensive background in all areas of bank operations have been great assets to the organization,” said Angela Strozewski, Senior Vice President and Operations Officer of NHMB. “She quickly became proficient at handling the back-end of banking and has proven to be an effective leader. It is exciting to promote such a talented, young professional.”
Lauze joined the Merrimack in 2005 as an ATM Deposit Services Assistant. She has held several positions throughout her career in operations and information technology services, with specializations in demand deposit accounts and automated clearing house (ACH) services. In 2014, she was promoted to Operations Supervisor for NHMB and oversaw non-digital banking operations.
Lauze is a graduate of New Hampshire Technical Institute. She earned her Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) status in 2012 from the Project Management Institute. She has also earned a Bank Operations Diploma and Supervisor Certificate from the Northern New England School of Banking.
About New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp
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.