On The Job/Business Briefs, Feb. 23, 2018




Thursday, February 22, 2018
Zimmerman promoted at GSB

GREENFIELD — Marcie Zimmerman has been promoted to human resources officer, Greenfield Savings Bank has announced.

In her new job, Zimmerman is responsible for the day-to-day management of HR, including benefits administration, employee relations, payroll, affirmative action plan, recruiting, orientation, performance management, policy implementation and employment law compliance.

“Marcie Zimmerman’s promotion is well earned,” said John H. Howland, president and CEO of Greenfield Savings Bank. “Her training and expertise are invaluable to the bank and help us make our bank such a great place to work.”

Zimmerman joined GSB in 2009 and has worked in human resources for more than 12 years. She holds a number of HR certifications, including the Senior Professional in Human Resources, a Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional, and Certified Compensation Analyst.

She is a native and resident of Greenfield, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.

Devin earns promotion

Christine Devin, CPA, has been promoted to Audit and Accounting Department manager at Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C.

In her new position, Devin will be responsible for the management of audit and review engagements for the firm’s not-for-profit, commercial and pension clients. In addition, she will assist with the management of the not-for-profit niche, which encompasses the supervision and training of staff, client relations, firm protocol and regulatory updates. Devin rejoined MBK, which serves western Massachusetts, in 2015 as a senior associate.

“Christine’s time as a controller allows her to bring a unique perspective to her role,” said MBK Partner James W. Barrett. “She relates firsthand to many of the challenges our clients face on a day-to-day basis and leverages that understanding to enhance the client service experience. Combined with her extensive experience in public accounting, Christine brings a big-picture approach to each client project, which we believe our clients, and staff, will find highly valuable.”​​​​​​

New Freedom Credit officer

William Sharp has been appointed the new branch officer for the Freedom Credit Union in Chicopee.

“In Bill, Chicopee has the perfect individual as the new leader in the office,” said Glenn Welch, president and CEO of Freedom Credit Union. “Bill is an extremely effective communicator and a real ‘people person.’ Building on his previous business development role with FCU, Bill’s new position will mean more direct interaction and ongoing relationships with our members — and that will serve them very well.”

Sharp has worked with financial institutions for 40 years, having held management positions within the banking industry before joining Freedom Credit Union in 2013.