Framingham Co-operative Bank Announces Promotions
Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of Framingham Co-operative Bank, has announced the promotions of nine employees.
Steven M. Sousa has been promoted from senior vice president to executive vice president and chief operating officer. Sousa joined the Bank in 2005 as vice president of retail banking, with more than 25 years of community banking experience. In 2008, he was promoted to senior vice president with responsibilities including the oversight of retail banking, electronic banking, business development, marketing, and human resources.
A Dedham resident, Sousa holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Lesley University.
Michael Semizoglou, who joined the bank’s commercial lending team in 2008 as assistant vice president, was promoted to vice president. A Shrewsbury resident, Semizoglou holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Emmanuel College, and he is currently working toward a master’s degree in business administration at New England College of Business and Finance.
He is treasurer of Washington Gateway Main Street, a project dedicated to preserving and revitalizing Boston’s South End neighborhood, and also treasurer of Framingham Downtown Renaissance.
Brien Maginnis was promoted to senior vice president/controller. Maginnis joined the bank in 2011 as vice president/controller with more than a decade of financial services experience.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Maryland College and is also a graduate of the New England School for Financial Studies. He resides in Bourne.
Michael J. Bilinsky Jr. was promoted to vice president/business development officer. Since joining the bank in 1990, Bilinsky has served in positions including assistant branch manager, and branch manager of the Bank’s Main Office on Concord Street, and was promoted to business development officer in 2009.
After graduating from Marian High School, he pursued business studies at the University of Tampa, and has completed studies in the field of financial services and banking through the American Bankers Association and the Mass Bankers School of Commercial Lending.
A Framingham native, Bilinsky is now a resident of Westborough, where he coaches Little League. He is a member of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce; a member of SBANE, the Smaller Business Association of New England; and serves on the board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest.
Kimberly Sambuchi was promoted to the position of assistant vice president. She joined the Bank in 2002 and was promoted from her teller position to customer service the following year, and then served as a retail banking analyst for three years. In 2009, she was promoted to her present position as electronic banking manager for the Bank’s eBranch.
A Framingham resident, Sambuchi holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Boston University and a master’s degree in business from Framingham State University.
Rahnuma Habib of Ashland was also named as an assistant vice president. Habib joined the Bank as a teller in 1998 and served as human resources coordinator for eight years prior to her promotion to human resources manager in 2009. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Badrunnessa College in Bangladesh and also a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix. She is presently working toward a master’s degree in human resources from the University of Phoenix.
She is a member of the Metrowest Human Resource Management Association and the Mass Bankers Human Resource Management Association.
Credit officer Richard M. Reder is also a new assistant vice president. Joining the Bank in 2007 with over 12 years of lending experience, he was promoted to the role of credit officer of the commercial loan department in 2009 after earning his commercial lending certification.
A Belmont resident, Reder is a graduate of Bentley College and the New England College of Finance
Branch manager Yasmine Ouweijan was also named as an assistant vice president. She joined the Bank in 1999 as a teller, and then served as a customer service representative and assistant branch manager before being named manager of the Concord Street branch in 2009. She also serves as an IRA administrator.
Ouweijan has completed the Mass Bankers Association’s Branch Manager Certification series. She is a Grafton resident.
New Assistant Treasurer
Diane M. Gallien, who serves as accounting manager, was named to the position of assistant treasurer. Gallien joined the Bank in 2006 with 10 years of experience in business and accounting management.
A Westminster resident, she earned an associate’s degree from Bay State College in Boston and a bachelor’s degree from Framingham State University. She is a member of the national and Boston chapters of the Financial Management Society.
Framingham Co-operative Bank is a state-chartered institution established in 1889. The Bank has full-service offices at 828 Concord St. and One Lincoln St. and a Loan Center at 160 Cochituate Road, all in Framingham, and provides online banking services at FraminghamBank.com.
The Bank has announced plans to merge with Natick Federal Savings Bank. The merger is expected to be completed during the third quarter of 2012, at which time the combined institution will be known as MutualOne Bank.