take the reins
Greenfield Savings Bank (GSB) has announced the appointment of Thomas Meshako as Chief Executive Officer. He brings to this position over 40 years of experience in the New England financial services industry. He joined GSB in 2016 as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, and will also continue in these roles until his replacement is hired.
Meshako was appointed by the board after the resignation of former chairman and CEO John Howland was accepted by the board.
“I would like to thank John Howland for his more than seven years at the helm of the bank,” Meshako said. “John’s leadership and direction throughout the unprecedented time of the pandemic and his dedicated and genuine commitment to the communities we serve have solidified the bank’s reputation as a community leader. We are grateful for his contributions to the bank and wish him the best in his future endeavours.
Howland succeeded as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2015 from Rebecca Caplice, who had held the position since 2006. Prior to joining Greenfield Savings, Howland was Chairman of two banks, most recently Greenwich-based First Bank of Greenwich, in Connecticut. He has worked in the financial services industry his entire career and holds a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Maine School of Law.
Meshako, who earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bentley University in 1982, is a resident of Greenfield, where he lives with his wife, Mary Ann. They have three adult daughters.
Founded in 1869, Greenfield Savings Bank has 180 employees, offices and ATMs in Franklin and Hampshire counties. Its branches are located in Greenfield, Amherst, Conway, Hadley, Northampton, Shelburne Falls, South Deerfield and Turners Falls.
The bank operates the only trust and investment management company headquartered in Franklin County. Total assets under management, including both the bank and the investment management firm, exceed $1.4 billion.