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Barbara Lemieux, 2016

Brian Chalmers to Retire after 34 Years at MVSB

Brian Chalmers, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer, will retire from MVSB in May after 34 years of dedicated service supporting the Bank, local businesses and the community.

Chalmers joined MVSB in 1990 as the Branch Manager for MVSB’s newly opened Meredith Route 104 office, and transitioned to oversee the Ashland office in 1991. He became the Bank’s first Business Development Officer in 1998, where he worked to develop relationships with business owners, municipalities and nonprofits. Brian eventually grew his one-man business development efforts into a larger team to cover MVSB’s expanding footprint, receiving a promotion to Vice President along the way. In 2009, he brought his talents to MVSB’s Commercial Lending Department, finishing his career with the bank as Vice President Commercial Loan Officer.

John Swedberg, MVSB Senior Vice President and Senior Commercial Loan Officer, first met Brian when they worked together at another local bank more than 35 years ago. Chalmers made the switch to work at MVSB before Swedberg.

“Brian couldn’t say enough about how much he enjoyed working at MVSB, and I was excited to join him when the opportunity came along,” said Swedberg. “We have always worked closely together and I have appreciated the support he has provided to me and the entire team along the way. Anyone who has met Brian immediately notices his cheerful attitude and that he can always find a way to the lift the spirits of those around him. He has been a valued colleague and friend these past 25 years and we wish him the best of luck in retirement.”

“From my first day here 10 years ago, Brian was quick to make me feel welcome on the team and has always provided me with valuable insight and guidance,” said Dan Osetek, MVSB Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending Team Leader. “His loyalty and commitment over his career ranks at the highest level amongst MVSB’s most tenured employees. Although we are all sad that Brian is leaving, this is a well-deserved retirement.”

Throughout his career, Brian has worked to significantly grow the Bank’s business customer base and become a go-to resources for many in the communities. Recently, he has played a pivotal role in helping transition MVSB to the next generation of eager and knowledgeable Commercial Loan Officers.

He has also been equally dedicated to the community as a volunteer – serving on the First Star Tonight Board of Directors since 2004, a local organization that focuses on providing support for terminally ill children and young adults. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce and also serves as Treasurer for the Ashland School District. He has served on the Ashland School Board and the Speare Memorial Hospital Board of Directors in the past. Brian is a 1993 graduate of the New England School of Banking and a 2000 graduate of the National School of Banking.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my career at MVSB,” said Chalmers. “I was given opportunities to advance and grow, be a part of the community, work with some of the most amazing people, and have a great work life balance. As far as retirement goes, I look forward to spending more time with my family, especially my new grandson. I have been fortunate to work in a field that I enjoy and for a company that I am proud to represent.”

New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp