Daily News: May 15, 2019

Three New Members Join Cambridge Trust Board of Directors


Cambridge Bancorp appointed three new members to the Cambridge Trust board of directors: Thalia Meehan, Daniel Morrison and Jody Rose.

“The strength of our company is reflected in the experience and caliber of the directors joining our board,” noted Denis K. Sheahan, CEO of Cambridge Bancorp and Cambridge Trust. “We look forward to benefiting from their experience and deep knowledge as we pursue our growth strategy.”

Meehan joins Cambridge Trust’s board after spending more than 25 years in the financial services industry. Before her retirement from Putnam Investments in 2016, Meehan served as a portfolio manager and group head of the Tax Exempt Team, which oversaw $7.5 billion in mutual fund assets. She also held positions as head of Tax Exempt Credit Research and as a senior credit analyst. Meehan began her career at the Bank of New England and the Colonial Group. She is an active member of many professional organizations including the Society of Municipal Analysts, the Boston Club, and Boston Women in Public Finance.

Morrison brings decades of experience in banking, finance and business management. He served as chairman, president and CEO of Optima Bank & Trust, a bank he co-founded in 2008. On April 17, 2019, Cambridge Bancorp completed the merger of Cambridge Trust and Optima Bank & Trust. Morrison is currently the CEO of Cambridge Trust New Hampshire and a member of Cambridge Trust’s management team. Prior to co-founding Optima, Morrison held positions with First Signature Bank & Trust, Golden West Financial and Bank of America. He is the immediate past chairman, and continues to serve on the board of the New Hampshire Bankers Association and is vice-treasurer and a member of the board of trustees of York Hospital. He has served in a variety of board positions for organizations that include the New Hampshire Veterans Count, UNH Center for Family and Business, UNH CEO Forum, and the Great Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Rose has held numerous executive-level roles within enterprise corporations and lean start-ups, focusing on corporate development in mobile, eCommerce and digital media. She currently serves as the president of the New England Venture Capital Association, which focuses is on positioning New England as the best region in the world for entrepreneurs and investors. Her past experience includes executive-level positions with Blueprint NYC, Swirl Networks and Rue La La. Rose began her career in cable and telecommunications where she held multiple sales and marketing positions with powerhouses such as MTV, The Food Network and HGTV. Currently, Rose serves on the boards of My Sister’s Keeper and MassChallenge. She is also a member of The Boston Foundation’s Innovation Economy Leadership Council and the Massachusetts Women’s Forum.

Based in Cambridge, MA, Cambridge Bancorp is a 128-year-old Massachusetts chartered commercial bank with approximately $2.1 billion in assets and 10 locations in Cambridge, Boston, Belmont, Concord, Lexington and Weston.