David H. Cassidy, Jr., a Bedford, New Hampshire resident, has substantial knowledge of both finance and the local marketplace. Mr. Cassidy is responsible for the overall direction and quality of the loan portfolios. Most recently, he has held the positions of Senior Vice President and Commercial Team Leader at the Bank of New Hampshire located in Bedford. Prior to his employment with Bank of New Hampshire, Cassidy was Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer for CFX Bank (previously Centerpoint Bank) in Bedford, and Assistant Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer, and Commercial Credit Analyst at North Conway Bank in North Conway. Cassidy is involved in a number of organizations including the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Greater Manchester, The American Red Cross, and the Bethany Covenant Church of Bedford.
John J. Clarke, Jr., age 69, is a resident of Epping, New Hampshire. Mr. Clarke is Co-Founder and President of Baldwin & Clarke Corporate Finance, Inc., an investment banking and financial advisory firm; Baldwin & Clarke Capital Markets, Inc., a registered broker/dealer; and, a Principal and Founder of The Baldwin & Clarke Companies, a diversified financial services organization made up of three (3) independent companies. Mr. Clarke is a former Director and Incorporator of Centerpoint Bank, Bedford, New Hampshire, is a principal in several substantial commercial real estate ventures, and has served as a trustee and member of a number of civic and nonprofit organizations. He is Chairman of Homeland Renewable Energy, an independent power producer in the renewable energy sector. Mr. Clarke also co-founded Triumph Investment Fund, LLP, a private equity firm created for the sole purpose of investing in high performance, small-cap community-based commercial banks.
Lucy T. Gobin, age 51, resides in Dunbarton, New Hampshire. Ms. Gobin is the Co-Founder and Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Bank. Ms. Gobin has over twenty-five (25) years of finance and operations experience, in both public and privately held banks, including Centerpoint Bank and its successor Community Bankshares, Inc., as well as New Dartmouth Bank and Citizens Bank New Hampshire. Prior to assuming her position at Centrix Bank, Ms. Gobin was the State Director of Finance for Citizens Bank where she was responsible for the financial management of over $4.1 billion in assets. Currently, Ms. Gobin serves as: a Director and Treasurer for the New England Automated Clearing House (NEACH) Association, a Director for the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire, and also volunteers for various other charitable organizations. Ms. Gobin holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting from Johnson State College and an Associates degree in Business Administration from Lyndon State College.
Jane E. Hager, age 66, is a Lyndeborough, New Hampshire resident. In 1977, she founded IGI Laboratories, Inc. (American Stock Exchange) of Buena, New Jersey. Ms. Hager is also a Founder of Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ). She was Director and member of the Executive Committee of Fleet Bank-New Hampshire. She currently is President of Prescott Investment Corp., Pinnacle Mountain Partners, LLC, and Managing Member of Gulf Coast Investment Partners, LLC, all of Lyndeborough, New Hampshire, as well as co-owner of 193 South River Road, LLC, Bedford, New Hampshire. She is also: Member of 43 Constitution Drive, LLC and 35 Constitution Drive, LLC, Bedford, New Hampshire; Managing Member of Angelfish Investments, LLC, Key Largo, Florida; Director of ZS Genetics, Inc., Stoddard, New Hampshire; Director of EDT, Inc., Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Director and Audit Committee Chair, IGI Laboratories, Inc., Buena, New Jersey; and, Director of Sweet Briar College.
Gordon H. Lewis, age 67, is a resident of Bedford, New Hampshire. Mr. Lewis is retired from the position of CEO and President of NETS Electronics, Inc., a computer solutions provider for the retail and medical industries. Mr. Lewis began his career with NETS in 1983 as Executive Vice President and became a controlling Principal with this company in 1987. Mr. Lewis is a member in good standing with the New Hampshire High Tech Council, a past member of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, a past Trustee and Board member of the New Hampshire 4-H Foundation, a current member of the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation, a current member of the Board of Directors of MRVC – TU, serves as a consultant to several corporations, and is a published outdoors columnist for several New Hampshire newspapers. Mr. Lewis is a veteran of the U.S. Army (1963-1966) and attended Wentworth Institute where he earned an A/S in Electronics.
Marie C. McKay, CPA, age 49, is a resident of Chichester, New Hampshire. Ms. McKay is the President of Bigelow & Company, CPA, P.C., a certified public accounting firm with offices located in Manchester and Portsmouth that specializes in providing financial services to privately owned companies. Ms. McKay is currently a member and past President of the New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is a member of various boards of directors and committees, including: the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation – Manchester Region, and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics. She is also the Treasurer of the Stark Mill Condominium Owners Association and has served as the Treasurer of the New Hampshire Political Library and as Chair and Treasurer for Kids Voting New Hampshire.
Joseph B. Reilly, age 55, resides in Bedford, New Hampshire. Mr. Reilly is the Co-Founder and President/CEO of the Bank and has over thirty-three (33) years of experience in the New Hampshire banking industry. Prior to that, he was the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Lending Officer for a former “start-up” community bank, known as Centerpoint Bank. Upon the acquisition of Centerpoint Bank, Mr. Reilly assumed a senior management position as Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking with Bank of New Hampshire, an affiliate of the TD Banknorth Group, Portland, Maine. Prior to joining Centerpoint in 1990, Mr. Reilly was employed in various capacities for twelve (12) years at Fleet Bank. Mr. Reilly holds an MBA from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire. Mr. Reilly is a former: Chairman and Director for the New Hampshire Bankers Association (NHBA); Chairman of the NHBA Legislative Committee; State of New Hampshire Captain for Team 21, a national organization of the American Bankers Association (ABA); and, member of the Government Relations Council of the ABA. Locally, Mr. Reilly served as past Chairman of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and is a past Chairman of the Board of Catholic Medical Center, a large regional hospital located in Manchester, New Hampshire. He has also completed six (6) years of service on the Board of Granite United Way, including positions as Chairman and Annual Campaign Chairperson. He is an Incorporator and Regional Board member of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, having most recently served as Chairman. Mr. Reilly also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the New Hampshire Institute of Art, located in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was recently elected to serve on the 2012 Community Bankers Council of the ABA, representing New Hampshire. Additionally, Mr. Reilly remains active in other community events.
Michael E. Rubin, age 61, of Lexington, Massachusetts is currently a partner at Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP and was formerly a Founding Partner at Rubin, Weisman, Colasanti, Kajko & Stein, LLP from 1978 to 2011. He has considerable experience in both politics and real estate development and maintains Bar Affiliations with Massachusetts, Florida, New York and the Federal District Court of Massachusetts. He has held positions on the Board of Directors of Lexington Montessori School, Depositors Trust Company, First Mortgage Network, Foreign Motors West, Inc. and was previously the President of the Massachusetts Association of Bank Counsel. Mr. Rubin currently serves as: a Director for Project Youth, Inc., a non-profit organization; a Director of Foreign Motors West, Inc.; and, a Director of ReMax Destiny.
Michael J. Simchik, age 59, is a resident of Rye, New Hampshire. Mr. Simchik is an experienced developer/investor in commercial properties and, in that regard, is a Principal of 100 Market Street, LLC and Capital Commons, LLC. In addition, Mr. Simchik is the Founder, President and Managing Director of Standard Supply International, Ltd., an international distributor of engineered mechanical products utilized in the power generation and/or oil and gas exploration industries. Additionally, he has invested in several start-up ventures, and, over the years, has undertaken directorships and assumed principal roles in various not-for-profit entities. Mr. Simchik holds an MBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, as well as a BA from Colgate University.
Paul D. Spiess, age 62, is a resident of Amherst, New Hampshire. Mr. Spiess spent twenty-five (25) years in the banking and financial services industry, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of CFX Bank in Keene, New Hampshire. From 1983 to 1993, he was Founder and President of Colonial Mortgage, Inc., of Amherst, New Hampshire. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Spiess served as a state legislator in Concord. From 2005 to 2010, he served as Co-Chair of the Citizens Health Initiative. Mr. Spiess is President of the Souhegan Valley Interfaith Housing Corporation. He is a Director and Vice Chair of the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute, and a Director of SHARE Outreach of Milford, New Hampshire. Mr. Spiess received his undergraduate degree from Colby College and an MBA in Finance from Boston University.
William C. Tucker, Esq., age 67, is a resident of Goffstown, New Hampshire. Mr. Tucker is an attorney and senior partner in the law firm of Wadleigh, Starr & Peters, P.L.L.C. located in Manchester, New Hampshire. Mr. Tucker specializes in commercial real estate, general corporate and commercial transactions, and bond financings, representing both debtors and creditors. Mr. Tucker is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School. He serves as a Trustee of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and the Manchester YMCA. Mr. Tucker is also Vice President and a Trustee of the Piscataquog Land Conservancy.
Michael C. Whitney, age 60, is a resident of Manchester, New Hampshire. Mr. Whitney is a Managing Director of The Daymark Group, LLC, a financial advisory firm that advises privately-owned companies on a broad range of strategic and transactional issues. Mr. Whitney was State President for Bank of America and is past Chairman of the Board and CEO of Fleet Bank of New Hampshire. Mr. Whitney is Director of the Norwin S. & Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation and Director of the Union Leader Corporation, a privately-owned media company.
Sherilyn Burnett Young, age 58, is a resident of Concord, New Hampshire. Ms. Young is a Founder and President of the law firm of Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C., with offices in Concord and Nashua, New Hampshire and Boston, Massachusetts. She chairs the firm’s Environmental Practice Group and also has considerable experience in estate, trust and tax law and corporate and securities transactions. Her professional activities include service on the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association Board of Directors, the New Hampshire Supreme Court Society Board of Trustees, and the Board of Trustees of the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where she has also served as an adjunct professor of environmental law. Her civic and charitable activities include recent service as a member of the New Hampshire Death Penalty Commission (Governor appointee) and current service as a Trustee of the Kimball Jenkins Trust. Ms. Young’s prior banking experience includes service as a Board member and Secretary of the former Horizon Bank (now a part of People’s United Bank).