MONSON – Monson Savings Bank has announced the promotion of Dodie Carpentier to assistant vice president of Human Resources (HR).
Carpentier joined Monson Savings Bank in 2006 as assistant branch manager and was promoted to branch manager in 2008.
In 2012 she assumed a dual role as branch manager and education coordinator. With her growing interest in training and human resources, Carpentier obtained the certification in supervision in banking and human resources management from the Center for Financial Training.
In 2014, she was awarded the position of human resources officer after an extensive search to replace her predecessor who had retired.
“There is nothing more important than our employee culture,” Steve Lowell, president of Monson Savings Bank, said. “We work very hard to make sure our folks are knowledgeable and caring and that we work together as a team to make our customers’ lives easier and improve their financial future. Having a dedicated and strong leader in HR is an absolute must, and I’m very pleased to promote Dodie to assistant vice president.”
Monson Savings Bank also announced that Kevin Hicks has joined the bank as assistant vice president and information technology officer.
Formerly with Putnam Bank in Connecticut, Hicks has over 15 years of experience in running an IT department for a financial institution. At Putnam he had complete responsibility for all technology needs, requirements and security for a bank with nine buildings, from managing the core processor to social media and including several large conversions.
“Deploying smart, efficient and secure technology is paramount to meeting customer needs for convenience and security,” Lowell said. “Kevin is adept at keeping everything running smoothly and safely while at the same time advising us on which of the latest technological advances we should pursue. We are very fortunate to have Kevin join our team.”
Hicks added, “I’m thrilled to be here at Monson Savings. The IT world is ever changing and it’s exciting to help this great bank take advantage of technology for the benefit of our customers. Plus, I am very fortunate to be able to work and live in the same town.”