Moyah Smith of Springfield Hired as Community Outreach Officer for United Bank
William H.W. Crawford, IV, Chief Executive Officer of United Financial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBNK) and United Bank of Glastonbury, Conn., today announced the hiring of Moyah Smith, a lifelong resident of Springfield, Massachusetts, who has taken on the primary role of United’s Community Outreach Officer responsible for covering Western Mass.
As Community Outreach Officer, Smith has assumed a number of key responsibilities including organizing and participating in financial literacy programs and classes where local residents can learn more about a range of important topics such as money management, the home buying process and how to repair and maintain good credit. She will also leverage her mortgage banking experience and strong ties to the Western Mass region to promote and guide local residents through the entire home buying process from application to closing.
Her volunteerism and reputation in the Western Mass community is extensive where she has dedicated her time to several nonprofit organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together Springfield, Relay for Life, Alzheimer’s Association and Project Clean Up Springfield, among others. She also volunteers weekly as a personality on a local nonprofit radio station at Springfield Technical Community College.
In addition to serving as the Community Outreach Officer in Western Mass, Smith will also hold the title of Mortgage Loan Officer (MLO) for United Bank. She gained considerable mortgage banking experience while working as a MLO for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in West Springfield from 1998 to 2004. Smith was also a Realtor and MLO with Keller Williams Realty in Longmeadow from 2004 to 2009.
Before coming to United, Smith was a Regional Account Executive with Elavon, Inc. where she worked with banks and credit unions in delivering business solutions for small to mid-sized banks and providing merchant services to the Company’s commercial customer base.
“The United Bank name in Western Mass is synonymous with community commitment. It can be realized in the form of generous donations from our Foundation as well as our commitment to providing current and potential customers useful financial literacy information and counsel on how to meet the financial responsibilities that come with owning a home,” Crawford said. “What Moyah brings to United is a deep-seeded desire for helping local residents become homeowners while better equipping them with practical money skills to make the right financial decisions throughout the process. The impact Moyah will have on behalf of United Bank will be immeasurable and I am confident she will be a very sought after resource in Western Mass.”
Smith is based at United Bank’s offices at 95 Elm Street in West Springfield. She reports to Lisa A. Kraus, Vice President and Western Massachusetts Sales Manager at United Bank.