BURLINGTON, Vt., May 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Geoffrey Hesslink, President and Chief Executive Officer for Merchants Bank, is pleased to announce the promotion of Anita Bourgeois to Senior Vice President and Senior Director, Deposit Growth and Profitability.
"Anita's experience, skill set and market presence make her ideally suited to run our deposit business. She has contributed significantly to the growth of our company and we are thrilled that she will lead this critical and dynamic business," Geoffrey stated.
Ms. Bourgeois joined Merchants Bank in 2008 with over 20 year's banking experience. Prior to her promotion she was manager of Government Banking and Cash Management for the past 8 years. Ms. Bourgeois has extensive experience in banking including community banking and retail management. Ms. Bourgeois is a graduate of Trinity College.
Anita Bourgeois added, "I am honored to work with Geoffrey and the senior management team. I am excited about this new chapter at Merchants Bank and look forward to helping the bank grow and expand its mission in serving our customers."
Bourgeois currently resides with her family in Middlesex, Vermont.
About Merchants Bank:
A Vermont-chartered commercial bank established in 1849, Merchants Bank is the largest Vermont-based bank. The bank's commercial, municipal, consumer, and investment customers enjoy personalized relationships, sophisticated online and mobile banking options, with 31 branches in Vermont and 1 location in Massachusetts, operating as NUVO, A division of Merchants Bank. American Banker ranks Merchants Bank a "Top 200" in America among 851 peers. For more information, go to www.mbvt.com. Where do you want to grow? (Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender, NASDAQ "MBVT")
Jessica Sturgeon - Marketing
Merchants Bank, 275 Kennedy Drive, S. Burlington, VT 05403
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