Affordable Housing and Services Collaborative Inc.

Braintree-based nonprofit rental developer Affordable Housing and Services Collaborative Inc. has hired Andrew Hayward as a development associate.

Berkshire Bank

Berkshire Bank has hired Ellen Steinfeld as executive vice president and head of consumer lending and payments, responsible for all mortgage banking sales and operations, home equity, consumer lending and payments areas. Steinfeld was previously president at consultancy Innovative Lending Strategic Solutions and, prior to that, a managing director and U.S. consumer lending executive for TIAA-CREF.

Boston Planning & Development Agency

The Boston Planning & Development Agency has named members of a team of community engagement managers serving neighborhoods across the city who are part of the BPDA’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

  • Arreen Andrew, covering the West End, South End, Newmarket, Back Bay, Downtown, Chinatown, Beacon Hill and South Boston Waterfront neighborhoods;
  • Kenya Beaman, covering Mattapan, Hyde Park, and Roslindale a
  • Jamahrl Crawford, covering Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Longwood, and Mission Hill
  • Mark McGonagle, covering Allston, Brighton, South Boston, Savin Hill – Columbia, Glover’s Corner and Neponset – Port Norfolk
  • Jason Ruggerio, covering the North End, Charlestown and East Bosto
  • Christopher Worrell, covering the Fenway, West Roxbury, as well as parts of Dorchester.

Brookline Bank

Brookline Bank has hired Christian D. Gonzalez as the business banking officer for the North Shore and Cape Ann.

The Bulfinch Cos.

Boston developer The Bulfinch Cos. has hired two for its accounting team: David Sanchez and Christopher Butler. Sanchez, previously with DiCicco, Gulman, & Co., will be associate vice president and tax manager while Butler, previously with Boston Properties, will be associate and senior property accountant.

Charles River Bank

The corporators of Medway-based Charles River Bank have elected Steven M. Richardson as chairman of the banks’ board of directors, replacing Pia Brunelli Jarrett, who had been in the role since 2017.

Fidelity Bank

Leominster-based Fidelity Bank has promoted John P. Pacheco Jr. to be its next vice president and business development officer.

Hanscom FCU

Hanscom Federal Credit Union President and CEO David Sprague has been inducted into the Defense Credit Union Council’s Hall of Honor.

HarborOne Bank

Brockton-based HarborOne Bank has promoted Brenda Kerr, senior vice president of retail, and David Reilly, senior vice president of operations, to executive vice president.

Firm Ligris + Assoc.

Boston law firm Firm Ligris + Assoc. has hired Kathryn Donovan to its residential real estate team. Donovan was previously a sole practitioner focusing on residential real estate, and is also a licensed real estate broker.

The Peabody Cos.

Braintree-based property management and real estate firm The Peabody Cos. announced Sarah Marples has been promoted to controller and Marice Leahy has been promoted to assistant controller.

Quincy Credit Union

Quincy Credit Union has hired Michael Galvin as its new CFS*Investment Professional in its Quincy Investment Services division.

Reading Cooperative Bank 

Reading Cooperative Bank has promoted Sasha DiPietro to mortgage loan officer.

Rebuilding Together Boston

Former ULI Boston Director of Policy and Outreach Manikka Bowman has been hired as the new executive director of Rebuilding Together Boston. The organization is the local affiliate of Rebuilding Together, a national organization that renovates houses of people unable to pay for essential home repairs and related updates.

Shepley Bulfinch 

Boston architecture firm Shepley Bulfinch has appointed Angela Watson as its new president and CEO, succeeding Carole Wedge who is transitioning to a firm principal. Wedge was one of the first women to lead a major Boston design firm and had led Shepley Bulfinch for 20 years.

Correction 10:24 a.m. 9/14/2021: An earlier version of this story incorrectly described Carole Wedge’s new role at Shepley Bulfinch. She is transitioning to being a firm principal.

Personnel File

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