Vice President, Team Leader, Commercial Lending
An 20-year veteran of Webster Five, Ann originates and underwrites commercial loans for our business customers and provides expertise in commercial real estate loans. Whether you need a loan for acquisition, refinancing or construction of commercial property, Ann is our go-to lender. Ann’s focus includes business development, portfolio management and cross-selling. In fact, her portfolio recently exceeded $80 million — something she considers one of her proudest accomplishments. With her depth of experience, she also provides management to other business lenders and our business loan administrators.
Prior to joining Webster Five in 1996, Ann was a business lender at Mechanics Bank in Worcester. She earned an associate degree in accounting from Quinsigamond Community College and also attended UMass/Amherst and Assumption College. Ann completed a two-year program at the Mass Bankers Association’s New England School for Financial Studies, as well as RMA’s Loan Officers Resident Seminar.
Ann talks about her role in the bank and life outside the bank.
What are you passionate about in your role? I take pride in building long-term relationships with my customers. This enables me to understand their businesses and meet their financing needs in a timely manner. My referral sources have told me that they keep coming back to me because I “get the deals done.” I have a genuine concern for achieving the best outcome for my customers. Sometimes that means saving them money. Sometimes it means having them take a long, hard look at what they’re planning to do.
What are some of your hobbies and interests? My main hobby is golfing.
Are you involved in any community causes or organizations? I am a member of Builders and Remodelers Association of Central MA, and a member of the Women’s Initiative of the United Way. In 2014, I was on the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament Committee and participated in the Women’s Build with Habitat for Humanity project.
Can you tell us a fun fact about yourself? In high school, I was a three-sport athlete all four years. I served as a team captain in all three sports and even made a couple of All-Star teams.