Berkshire Hills Bancorp Announces Hiring of Lucia “Lucy” Bellomia as Executive Vice President, Head of Retail Banking (Form 8-K)



Berkshire Hills Bancorp announces Lucia ‘Lucy’ Bellomia

Hired as Executive Vice President, Head of Retail Banking

BOSTON – September 13, 2021 – Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: BHLB), the parent company of Berkshire Bank, announced that the bank has hired Lucia ‘Lucy’ Bellomia as executive vice president, responsible for banking detail. Ms. Bellomia has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, most recently as Executive Vice President, Community Banking, Northeast Region, for Bank of America.

Lucia ‘Lucy’ Bellomia

“We are delighted to welcome Lucy to the Berkshire family as we work to further strengthen our retail franchise. He is an accomplished retail banking executive who emphasizes the customer and banker experience and has a solid track record of deepening relationships and profitable growth, ”said Nitin Mhatre. , CEO of Berkshire Bank. “Lucy’s values ​​and community focus, strong ethics, clear vision and positive energy make her the ideal candidate to lead our retail banking network and deposit franchise into the future through our BEST program. ”

Ms. Bellomia will oversee the retail branch network, branch training, MyBanker program, call center, branch operations, retail sales and service delivery. She will report directly to CEO Nitin Mhatre.

“I am proud to join the Berkshire Bank leadership team at this crucial time to help them achieve the goals of their BEST plan and improve the experience for our clients. Community banks play a central role in the ecosystem of our local economies, and I have long admired Berkshire Bank for its commitment to our neighborhoods and operating in a socially responsible manner, Ms. Bellomia said.

Prior to joining Berkshire Bank, Ms. Bellomia held positions with the Police and Fire Credit Union in Philadelphia, Santander Bank, PNC Bank and Sun National Bank. She started her career in banking at Pioneer Savings and Loans as a cashier.

Ms. Bellomia graduated from the University of Catania in Catania, Sicily, Italy. She is originally from Italy and is fluent in Italian. Ms. Bellomia is a past board member of the Association of Women Business Owners of New Jersey, a member of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bankers Association, and the Puerto Rican Association for Human Development. An active member of the community, she volunteers with several charities, including Cradle 2 Crayons, Habitat for Humanity and Ronald McDonald House.


Berkshire Hills Bancorp is the parent company of Berkshire Bank, which is transforming what the bank means to its neighbors socially, humanly and digitally to strengthen the financial potential of individuals, families and businesses in its communities while pursuing its vision of being the socially responsible omnichannel community bank leader in the markets it serves. Berkshire Bank provides business and personal banking, mortgages, wealth management and investment services. Boston-based Berkshire has approximately $ 11.7 billion in assets and operates 107 branches in New England and New York, and is a member of the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. To learn more, call 800-773-5601 or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.


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David Gonci, Director of Capital Markets
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