The American Bankers Association (ABA) recently named James “Jim” Carrigan, MVSB Regional Vice President, an Emerging Leader during their awards ceremony in Nashville. Jim was one of only twelve bank leaders chosen from across the country for this prestigious recognition.
The ABA Emerging Leader Awards identify and recognize the next generation of bank leaders who are committed to the highest standards of achievement and service to the industry and their communities. Those awarded demonstrate that they are driven to strengthen both their bank and their community by developing new skills to grow as leaders and inspire others.
“When Jim joined MVSB, he was tasked with helping carry our values-driven mutual banking brand into a new region – and he was committed to doing it right. That meant investing his energy in truly understanding the needs of the community so that we could lend our support where it mattered most,” said Stacy Trites, MVSB Senior Vice President, Senior Retail Banking Officer. “Jim not only embodies the MVSB’s values, but he instills them in his team in such a way that they shine through in the experience provided to our customers each and every day. He is an exceptional leader at MVSB and we are very proud to see him honored with this national distinction.”
Jim’s successes are driven by bringing community organizations together to do good and make a difference. As a leader, he instills in his team that “being a banker means being a steward of values and an agent of positive change,” and that, in the face of continually evolving tools and technology, “there is room for kindness and convenience.”
Jim joined MVSB as the Branch & Business Development Manager in 2017, bringing nearly two decades of banking and leadership experience. In his new role, he oversaw the opening of MVSB’s Portsmouth Office – its first in the Seacoast area. Jim was promoted to Regional Vice President, Branch & Business Development Manager, in 2022 to continue management of the Portsmouth office as well as the Bank’s new Rochester office, which opened that same year. In 2023, his role was expanded to include oversight of MVSB’s Portsmouth, Rochester, Alton, Gilford and Laconia branch offices.
Jim is a 2022 graduate of the New England School for Financial Studies at Babson College and also attended Southern New Hampshire University for Business. He enjoys volunteering his time at the Seacoast Science Center and the gardens at the Monarch School of New England’s Horticultural Therapy Program. He lives on a licensed wildlife sanctuary with this wife and two kids and enjoys baking and gardening.