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United Bank Hires Michelle Chase to Manage Ludlow Branch

United Bank Hires Michelle Chase to Manage Ludlow Branch

United Bank today announced the hiring of Michelle Chase of Suffield, a local banker with 16 years of banking and financial experience throughout Western Mass and North Central Connecticut, as their new Vice President/Branch Manager of the Ludlow branch at 528 Center Street.
 
Chase brings extensive banking experience and financial expertise to United Bank, holding key roles throughout her career in commercial lending, consumer lending, operations, loan servicing and retail banking.
 
Most recently, Chase spent more than six years with PeoplesBank where she managed its Westfield branch and led a team that turned it into one of the Bank’s top producing banking offices. Prior to PeoplesBank, Chase was a small business lender with the Western Massachusetts Enterprise Fund from 2008 to 2011 and a Loan Operations Manager with New England Bank, formerly Enfield Savings Bank. Her 16-year career in banking started in 2001 when she was a Lending Specialist with Southbridge Savings Bank.
 
Chase earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Mass College of Liberal Arts and went on to receive an MBA from Bay Path University in 2014. She also studied at the Center for Financial Training.
 
Her reputation in the banking industry spans far beyond her professional and educational successes. In addition to winning internal company awards, Chase was selected to Business West’s 2017 “40 Under Forty” class that recognizes young civic leaders in Western Mass. She also received the Young Professional Society’s (YPS) “Excellence in Leadership Award” in 2014 for dedicated excellence in leadership skills and initiative and for her mentorship of other YPS members.
 
Chase officially started at United Bank in December and can be reached by calling the Ludlow banking branch at  (413) 726-2419 or by emailing her at mchase@bankatunited.com.