Daily News: February 8, 2013

Berkshire Bank Expands Commercial Banking Services Team

Berkshire Hills Bancorp plans to expand its commercial banking business in eastern Massachusetts and recruited an experienced commercial banking team to service middle-market commercial and industrial businesses. The team will be based at Berkshire’s Woburn commercial lending office.

The bank appointed Brant A. McDougall as SVP and commercial team leader. Joining McDougall’s team will be Christopher P. DeFronzo, John M. Malvey, and Joanne R. Tercho as vice presidents and commercial relationship managers.

Also joining Berkshire Bank will be Carol Hamilton as a SVP, commercial relationship manager. In their new roles at Berkshire both McDougall and Hamilton will report to Paul F. Flynn, Jr., SVP, Asset Based Lending manager.

The team brings with it a great deal of expertise in a wide range of commercial lending and product specialties, complementing both the Bank’s eastern Massachusetts’ residential lending network and its central Massachusetts commercial team based in Westborough.

McDougall previously served as a commercial team leader at TD Bank and commercial lending roles with GMAC Commercial Credit, GE Capital Commercial Finance and BayBanks.

DeFronzo most recently as VP, commercial account manager at TD Bank; Malvey has more than 13 years of commercial banking experience from TD Bank; and Tercho also spent time with TD Bank, most recently as vice president, commercial lending relationship manager.

Hamilton previously worked as a commercial senior relationship manager at TD. Prior to that, she served in similar capacities at Citizens Bank and BayBanks.

Berkshire Hills Bancorp is the parent of Berkshire Bank and provides personal and business banking, insurance, and wealth management services.