Reflections On A Career Well Spent

James Lively first arrived at the doorstep of Bridgewater Savings Bank 33 years ago to interview for a position as treasurer. At the time, he probably didn’t anticipate he would end up leading the bank through a considerable growth trajectory, doubling its branch footprint and increasing its asset size fivefold to $500 million. But Lively, who recently announced his impending retirement, said he’ll most miss talking to his customers. He told Banker & Tradesman, “There’s a tremendous sense of satisfaction in knowing a customer, having worked with a customer and seeing that customer be successful.”