Two Directors are appointed to three-year board terms
Franklin Savings Bank is pleased to announce the election of Mary Heath, Christopher Kelly, Brian Lacerte, Mark MacLean and Robert Wilson III as new Corporators of Franklin Bancorp, MHC – a mutual holding company and parent corporation of the bank. The elections were confirmed at the bank’s 153 Annual Meeting of Corporators. Also at the meeting, Directors Rebecca Bryant and Craig Jacobson were nominated to three-year terms, expiring in December 2024.
Heath retired from Merrimack County Nursing Home (MCNH) where she served as Director of Administrative Services for 20 years over a career spanning 45 years. She volunteers her time at MCNH, is Deputy Treasurer for Merrimack County, is Assistant to the Trustees of the Edna McKenna Fund and Judith Gagnon Scholarship Fund. Heath also owns Kearsarge Concrete LLC located in Salisbury, NH, specializing in the installation of concrete walls, floors, sidewalks, patios, breezeways and driveways.
Kelly is an owner/broker for Re/MAX Bayside with locations in Laconia and Meredith, NH. He is an active participant at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Meredith, is a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 14171, is a Director on the Board of Directors with the Greater Meredith Program, and is past President of Belknap EDC where he assisted in the oversight of the redevelopment of the Colonial Theater.
Lacerte owns Lacerte General Contracting, established in 1992, and Queen City Cabinetry, based in Manchester, NH, which opened in 2019. He also owns several commercial and residential rental properties in various areas of the state. Lacerte resides in Hooksett, NH with his wife and two sons.
MacLean is Superintendent of the Merrimack Valley School District, SAU #46. With nearly three decades of experience in public education, MacLean has served in several roles to include classroom teacher, department chair, building-level administrator and Assistant Superintendent. His distinguished career involves a few accolades, including New Hampshire’s Technology Using Educator of the Year (2003) and New Hampshire Superintendent of the Year (2020). MacLean is a doctoral candidate at Plymouth State University, is a member of Executive Board of the NH School Administrators Association, and is a representative on the Governing Board of the American Association of School Administrators.
Wilson is the EVP/CIO of Allegiant Travel Company LLC and has over 29 years in the airline industry where he has garnered a reputation for transforming and optimizing IT departments across all disciplines, including product, business analysis, software engineering, quality assurance, infrastructure and operations, information security and risk along with compliance. His career includes domestic and international experience across the spectrum of airline operations.
“It gives me great pleasure to welcome these individuals as newly installed Corporators of Franklin Bancorp,” noted Mary “Meg” Miller, Chair of the Franklin Savings Bank Board of Directors. “Mary, Christopher, Brian, Mark and Robert have achieved a tremendous amount of success in their professions and are actively involved within their communities and industries. They will serve as wonderful ambassadors for Franklin Savings Bank.”
Established in 1869, Franklin Savings Bank is an independent, mutually-owned community bank, offering a full array of commercial lending, personal banking and investment services. Headquartered in Franklin, the Bank has offices in Bristol, Boscawen, Tilton, Gilford, Merrimack and Goffstown. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Independence Financial Advisors, Franklin Savings Bank also offers investment, insurance and financial planning services. A recognized leader in providing the latest in financial services technology, Franklin Savings Bank is committed to serving the needs of businesses, families and the communities it serves, through a dedicated team of employees, a diverse line of financial products and services, and continued investment in emerging technology.