Lake Sunapee Bank Reveals Enhanced Logo and Visual Brand

Lake Sunapee Bank is pleased to introduce an enhanced logo and launch of its refreshed visual brand. Each element of the new logo and visual brand highlights the Bank’s strategic focus to set new standards in emerging market areas. The rebranding reflects both the evolution of the company as well as the Bank’s vision for the future.

“The release of the enhanced logo and consistent visual brand marks a significant milestone for us,” said Stephen R. Theroux, President and CEO of Lake Sunapee Bank. “It illustrates our vision and ambition for the future. We are very excited and committed to establishing our brand and strengthening our position as the premier provider of financial solutions throughout our market areas.”

As part of the rebranding, the Bank has incorporated a cohesive, mutually enhanced, identity for its whole family of brands which includes McCrillis & Eldredge Insurance and Charter Trust Company. The new brand-mark will begin appearing this month across all 37 branches throughout New Hampshire and Vermont.



Lake Sunapee Bank Announces 2015 Officer Appointments

Stephen R. Theroux, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lake Sunapee Bank, is pleased to announce the following officer appointments:

William J. McIver has been promoted to
Senior Executive Vice President

Bill of Warner, NH, has been with the Bank since 1999 and has served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President since June of 2012. He continues to be the Chief Information Officer, a position he has held since 2007.





Laura Jacobi has been promoted to
Executive Vice President

Laura of Springfield, NH has been with the Bank since 1997 and has served as First Senior Vice President since May 2013, Chief Financial Officer since June 2011, and Chief Accounting Officer since March 2010. She has also held the position of Corporate Secretary since May 2009 and in total has over 17 years of banking experience. Laura is committed to active participation in non-profits and motivating others to do the same; she is the Director and Past President (2 terms) for the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce, serves as a volunteer for both Make-A-Wish of New Hampshire and The Prouty, Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center and, most notably, is the Director of Northern New England Chapter, Flashes of Hope. She was awarded Business New Hampshire’s 2012 Young Professional of the Year and recognized as part of the Union Leader’s 2013, 40 under Forty.

Sharon L. Whitaker has been promoted to
Executive Vice President

Sharon of Sunapee, NH has been with the Bank since 1983 and has served as Chief Credit Officer and First Senior Vice President of the Bank since September 2013. She is a 2000 graduate of the America’s Community Bankers (ACB) National Graduate School of Banking. Sharon serves as an active member of several national committees, including four through the American Bankers’ Association, and served over ten years on the Freddie Mac Community Lending Advisory Board.



Tyler Gilday has been promoted to
Senior Vice President

Tyler of New London, NH joined the Bank in August 2012 as Vice President and Director of Retail Lending. He is responsible for oversight of residential and consumer loan production areas of the Bank, including underwriting, processing, closing and secondary marketing. Tyler is an active member of the New Hampshire Bankers Association Mortgage Committee.




Laurel Hansen has been promoted to
Vice President

Laurel of Brookline, NH joined the Bank in November of 2010 as Mortgage Loan Originator for the Southern Region for the Bank, and in 2013 was appointed to Assistant Vice-President. She serves as the Affiliate Chairperson for the Contoocook Valley Board of Realtors, and is a member for both the Greater Manchester Nashua Board of Realtors and New Hampshire Board of Realtors.




Julie A. Beaumont has been promoted to
Vice President, Compliance Officer

Julie of Antrim, NH worked for the Bank from March 2004 to March 2007 as a Compliance Auditor, and in August of 2010, she rejoined the Bank as the Compliance Manager. In May of 2011 she was appointed to Assistant Vice President. Julie is very involved in the community and serves as the Vice President of the Board for the Contoocook Housing Trust.




Kim Pruett Ilg has been appointed to
Vice President, Corporate Secretary

Kim of New London, NH first joined the Bank in 2009, and in November of 2012, was promoted to Executive Assistant and Assistant Corporate Secretary. She is now promoted to Vice President and Corporate Secretary. Kim also serves as Chair of the Bank’s Wellness Committee and oversees many of the Bank’s health initiatives, including their 2015 Wellness Campaign, LSBeFit.




Martha McLeod, CPA, has been promoted to
Vice President and newly appointed as Assistant Corporate Secretary

Martha of New London, NH joined the Bank in July 2011 as Controller and in November of 2013 she was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Controller and Director of Financial Reporting. She serves as President of the Newport, NH Rotary Club and is also a member of the Sullivan County Young Professionals. In addition, Martha is a member for both the New Hampshire Society of CPA’s and the Financial Managers Society.



Lindsey Camp has been appointed to
Assistant Vice President

Lindsey of Grantham, NH began her career at the Bank in November of 2000 as Teller, and worked progressive roles in the retail division of the Bank until April of 2012 when she was promoted to Loss Mitigation/Workout Specialist. In June 2014 she was again promoted to Asset Quality Team Leader.




Kim Carrier has been appointed to
Assistant Vice President

Kim of Lempster, NH began her career at the Bank in 2002, and has worked in progressive roles until October of 2010 when she was promoted to her current role of Customer Service Center Manager, overseeing the staff and operations for the Bank’s customer service call center.




Kevin Liberty has been appointed to
Assistant Vice President

Kevin of Canaan, NH joined the bank in April 2012 as Commercial Credit Analyst and in November of 2013 was promoted to Senior Credit Analyst. He has over 7 years of Commercial Credit banking experience and is responsible for the development of commercial loan underwriting presentations for the Bank. Kevin is a member of The Risk Management Association and recently achieved the designation of Credit Risk Certified (CRC).



Lake Sunapee Bank Announce 2015 Citizenship Award Recipients

Each year, Lake Sunapee Bank recognizes a graduating student from 22 local high schools in its market area with its $500 Citizenship Award. Each student is chosen by his or her respective high schools for exemplary scholastic and community contributions during his/her tenure at the High School.

Lake Sunapee Bank, and its Nashua Bank division, congratulate the following students by presenting each one with our 2015 Citizenship Award.

High School
Town, State
2015 Citizenship Award Recipient
Con-Val High School
Peterborough, NH
Sarah Dugas
Hanover High School
Hanover, NH
Sarah McPeek
Hillsboro-Deering High School
Hillsborough, NH
Elysia Carroll
Kearsarge Regional High School
Sutton, NH
Eric Morin
Lebanon High School
Lebanon, NH
Claire Han
Mascoma Valley Regional High School
Enfield, NH
Brooke Pushee
Milford High School
Milford, NH
Adelle Pitsas
Nashua High School North
Nashua, NH
Andrew Lambert
Nashua High School South
Nashua, NH
Emily Durette
Newport High School
Newport, NH
Catherine Tremblay
Otter Valley Union High School
Brandon, VT
John Winslow
Randolph Technical Career Center
Randolph, VT
Heather Collins
Randolph Union High School
Randolph, VT
Gabe Strand
Rochester School
Rochester, VT
Harrison Heist
Rutland High School
Rutland, VT
Gabriella Elnicki
South Royalton School
South Royalton, VT
Larissa Stride
Stevens High School
Claremont, NH
Natalie Wilson
Sunapee Middle High School
Sunapee, NH
James McAlister
West Rutland School
West Rutland, VT
Sierra Fales
Whitcomb Junior Senior High School
Bethel, VT
Samuel Ennis
Williamstown Middle High School
Williamstown, VT
Brandon Morande
Woodstock Union High School
Woodstock, VT
Connor McCarthy


Lake Sunapee Bank Employees Honored at Annual Recognition Event

Lake Sunapee Bank is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s employee service awards. On Tuesday, May 5th the bank honored employees for dedicated service and accomplishments at its Annual Employee Recognition Event, which took place at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH. Employees were recognized for their years of service ranging from 5 to 40 years. In addition, employees were also recognized for their completion of Leadership Programs and other Educational Achievements.

There was one 40-Year Service Award which was presented towards the end of the evening to Diane ‘Dee’ Hawkins, Mortgage Loan Underwriter out of the Main Street Newport, NH office. Dee began her banking career at Lake Sunapee Bank in October of 1975 as a Loan Servicer. She served in many different areas of the bank and in 1997 was promoted to her current role of Mortgage Loan Underwriter. When asked what she loves most about working for Lake Sunapee Bank, Dee said, “What I love most about my job here at the bank is approving a loan for a first time homebuyer.” Dee is well respected and dearly loved by her peers for her kind heart, candid personality, contagious laugh and her dedication and loyalty to Lake Sunapee Bank and her community at large.

Lake Sunapee Bank’s 30-Year employees also received special recognition: Heide Hubert Menard, Assistant Branch Manager and Customer Service Officer, Newport NH and Marie Pelletier, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer II, New London Main Street, New London NH.

There was also one 25-Year employee: Bonny Perry, Document Imaging Specialist, Randolph Main Street Office, Randolph VT.

Lake Sunapee Bank’s 20-Year Employees Include:  Christine August, AVP, Deposit Services Manager, Newport NH; Pamela Dussault, Branch Manager I, Area Staffing Coordinator, Enfield NH; Joanne Kersey Teller II, Newport NH; Angie Lyman, SVP, Director of Retail Services, West Lebanon NH; Karen Lynch, SVP, Director of Banking Services, Park Street, Brandon VT and Karen Soule, Teller/CSR, Bethel VT.

Lake Sunapee Bank’s 15-Year Employees Include:  Sue Bryan, AVP, Branch Manager II, Woodstock VT; Lindsey Camp, Asset Quality Team Leader, Newport NH, Paul Faber, SVP, Commercial Loan Officer II, Peterborough NH; Jack Lussier, Technical Support Specialist, Newport NH and Cindy Mundy, Teller/CSR, Hillsboro NH.

Lake Sunapee Bank’s 10-Year Employees Include:  Sarah Bocko, Loan Servicing Assistant, Newport NH; Brenda Brown, Teller/CSR, Andover NH; Kimberly Brown Branch Manager I, Bethel VT; Melissa Case AVP, Area Business Leader, Branch Manager II, Park Street, Brandon VT; Dean Cashman VP, Commercial Loan Officer II, South Main Street, Hanover NH; Linda DePasquale, Teller/CSR, Newbury NH; Dennis Driscoll Jr, VP, Commercial Loan Officer II, Woodstock VT; Beth Evans, CIF Manager, Newport NH; Michael LaFont, Maintenance Assistant II, Newport NH; Victoria Pozniak, Loan Servicing Support Specialist, Newport NH; Jacolyn Savela, Teller/CSR, Pittsford VT and Jessica Walker, Branch Manager I, Area Business Leader, Claremont NH.

Lake Sunapee Bank’s 5-Year Employees Include:  Christine Andonucci, Business Analyst/Project Manager, Nashua NH; Julie Beaumont, AVP, Compliance Manager, Newport NH; Jessica Beavers, Teller/CSR, Bethel VT; Jeanne Brock, Teller I, Newport Road, New London NH; Rachael Cahn, Teller/CSR, Newport Road, New London NH; Laurel Hansen, AVP, Mortgage Loan Originator, Peterborough NH; Edwin Killam, VP, Commercial Loan Officer II, Milford NH; Bethany Maynard, Loan Servicer I, Newport NH; Alarice Simino ATM Specialist, Newport NH; Elizabeth Smith SVP, Special Assets Officer, Newport NH and Mark Sullivan Producer, McCrillis & Eldredge Insurance, Newport NH.


Lake Sunapee Bank Wins Business in the Arts Award

On May 11, 2015, the Annual Awards Banquet for the Business in the Arts was held in Manchester. With roughly 325 business and arts leaders in attendance, Lake Sunapee Bank was honored to be a winner of The Business in the Arts Award for 2015, along with three other businesses from the state of New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts presents the awards annually to recognize and honor outstanding business support of the arts.

Lake Sunapee Bank was cited for its wide support of many organizations including Nashua Art Walk, Center for the Arts, and League of NH Craftsmen, as well as employee board involvement with Symphony NH, and Newport Opera House, just to name a few. Of note in 2014, Lake Sunapee Bank’s Main Street, New London office was transformed into a micro gallery to host exhibits during business hours for the Center for the Arts. This gallery showcases works of art by local artists and changes over time.

1.) Pictured are Kaitlyn Covel, Manager of our Main Street New London branch, who was instrumental in that branch becoming a micro gallery for the Center for the Arts, and President and CEO Stephen R. Theroux.
2.) Photo of all the winners: Lisa Wade, Peter Burger, Orr & Reno; Ron Reed, Byron Champlin, Lincoln Financial Group; Arthur Sullivan, Leadership; Dan Kaplan, Dancing Lion Chocolate; and Steve Theroux, Lake Sunapee Bank.



2015 Holiday Calendar

All Lake Sunapee Bank offices will be closed on the following holidays:

New Year's Day Thursday, January 1
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 19
Presidents' Day Monday, February 16
Memorial Day Monday, May 25
Independence Day Saturday, July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 7
Columbus Day Monday, October 12
Veterans' Day Wednesday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 26
Christmas Day Friday, December 25

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