New Lender Joins Business Team

Webster Five Cents Savings Bank has hired Keith Kirkland, Vice President, Business Lending Officer to join the Business Banking Division. In this role, Keith will be responsible for the structuring and closing of business loans, developing new business, as well as maintaining and servicing the existing loan portfolio.

With 28 years of experience in the banking industry, Keith began his career at Bank of New England as a credit analyst for 2 years. He went on to work for Flagship Bank for the next 20 years, where he held different positions in credit administration and commercial lending. His experience working in the credit division of banking has given Keith the advantage of fully understanding the proper loan structure that works best for the customer. Most recently, Keith spent 6 years at Southbridge Savings Bank as vice president, commercial lender, where he grew and managed a $50 million commercial loan portfolio. His expertise has proven to be a great addition to the business banking team.

Keith received a BS from UMASS Amherst and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Bentley University. He is the Treasurer of the Dudley Conservation Land Trust, a board member of the Janet Malser Humanities Trust and an Investment Committee member of the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts.

About Web of Caring to Make a Difference

Web of Caring to Make a Difference is a bank-wide community program created by Webster Five as a tangible means for the bank as an organization and its employees as individuals to make a positive impact by supporting local organizations that also are making a difference. Through the Webster Five Foundation, the program has donated more than $2 million dollars to various local nonprofit organizations for programs that support expanding and improving access to education, culture and the arts, social services, charitable activities and community development. Requests for funding through the Webster Five Foundation are reviewed by the board of directors and are awarded to established 501(c)(3) organizations in the above sectors that qualify.
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