Franklin Savings Bank is pleased to welcome James “Jim” Roberge, Principal of Roberge and Company PC, and Simon Thomson, Government Relations Representative with Sheehan Phinney Capitol Group, to its Board of Directors. Both were recently confirmed at the bank’s Annual Meeting of Corporators in December.
“We are honored to have Jim and Simon as new members on our Board of Directors,” commented Ron Magoon, Chief Executive Officer. “Jim has an impressive background in accounting and auditing in the municipal sector, making him a wonderful addition to our board. Simon’s remarkable background in government relations has enabled him to develop meaningful relationships throughout the state and in-state government. He will be a great asset to our board as we continue to navigate regulatory proposals impacting the banking community.”
Roberge is a Certified Public Accountant with over 40 years of experience in accounting and auditing. He takes a great deal of pride in providing quality and personal service to his clients. In his leisure time, he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing and exploring the outdoors.
Thomson joined Sheehan Phinney Capitol Group in 2015 where he has been involved in many key legislative issues at the State House. His extensive background in public service, commitment to his clients, along with the respect he has built on both sides of the aisle has served the firm’s clients well. Simon is no stranger to politics. His grandfather, Meldrim Thomson, Jr., served three terms as New Hampshire’s governor and his mother served three terms as a state representative. Locally, Thomson is a member of the Merrimack Conservation Commission and is a former board member of the Greater Nashua YMCA.
Established in 1869, Franklin Savings Bank is an independent, mutually-owned community bank, offering an array of commercial lending, personal banking and investment services. The Bank also offers investment, insurance and financial planning services through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Independence Financial Advisors. A recognized leader in providing the latest in financial services technology, Franklin Savings Bank remains 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.