St. Mary’s Bank promotes two, adds two

MANCHESTER — St. Mary’s Bank, the nation’s first credit union, promoted Rebecca Tetrault and Pamela McKinnon to regional manager and business services officer.

Tetrault joined the credit union in 2004 and most recently served as business development and retail sales manager at St. Mary’s Bank’s McGregor Street headquarters in Manchester. After serving as branch manager for Citizens Bank in Merrimack, McKinnon joined St. Mary’s Bank’s Londonderry branch in 2010.

In their new roles, Tetrault will oversee the credit union’s five Manchester branch locations and McKinnon will oversee the branches in Londonderry, Hudson, Nashua and Milford. Tetrault and McKinnon will continue to be responsible for business development, small business lending and cash management services within their respective regions.

Mary Sullivan and Jason Miles have joined St. Mary’s Bank as residential lending sales managers. The lenders fill positions newly created as part of St. Mary’s Bank’s strategic plan to strengthen and expand its presence in New Hampshire and beyond its borders.

Sullivan will oversee residential lending in eastern New Hampshire, on the Seacoast, in Concord, in the Lakes Region and in Maine. Miles will focus on southern New Hampshire, the Monadnock Region and Massachusetts.

Sullivan, with more than 30 years of residential lending and management experience, was most recently assistant vice president and residential loan officer for a community lender in Concord. Prior to that, she worked as a residential loan officer for St. Mary’s Bank.

Miles has more than 20 years of experience in real estate and residential lending. Prior to joining St. Mary’s Bank, he was senior vice president of the retail mortgage division at Federal Savings Bank in Lawrence, Mass. He is the former owner of Eastern Financial Services in Nashua and Northeast Lending in Burlington, Mass.

Primary Bank adds staff, board member

BEDFORDErica Candage joined Primary Bank as an associate vice president, business development officer. Her 20-year banking experience includes stints with TD Bank, Sovereign Bank, The Provident Bank in Seabrook and Optima Bank & Trust. She will be based out of Primary Bank’s new branch at 1662 Elm St. in Manchester.

Jessica Cabinta joined Primary Bank as vice president, commercial loan officer, and Tom Conaton joined as senior vice president/team leader of lending. Both Cabinta and Conaton come from the Business Banking Division of Eastern Bank, bringing extensive commercial lending, credit risk assessment and relationship management experience.

Peter Milnes joined the bank’s board of directors. Milnes is chairman of INEX Capital & Growth Advisers and is CEO of Optisure Risk Partners, a national insurance broker.

Howell supports UNH family business program

Howell Valuation LLC recently renewed its sponsorship of the Center for Family Enterprise (CFE) at the University of New Hampshire. Members of the program are family businesses, large and small, ranging from first- to seventh-generation businesses, representing all sectors of the economy, from New Hampshire, Maine, Northern Massachusetts and Vermont. Exeter-based Howell Valuation was formed in 2003 by Bill Howell. The firm provides business valuation services for employee stock ownership plans, estate/gift taxes, buy-sell matters, shareholder disputes, marital dissolution, economic damages and succession planning.

John named chair of financial planner group

WASHINGTON — The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards named Susan John of Wolfeboro as the new chairman of the board of directors. She will lead the professional standard-setting body during a period of growth and change as it implements the new Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct for CFP professionals. John is the founder and president of Financial Focus Inc., a firm she started in 1985 that provides planning services to northern New England professionals, retirees and families.