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Berkshire Hills Bancorp appoints new SVP for Massachusetts region

Berkshire Hills Bancorp has appointed Thomas Creed as its new senior vice president, regional commercial executive and leader for its operations in Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts region.

Mr Creed will assume the new responsibilities from Michael Oleksak, who was promoted as the executive vice president in 2007.

Mr Creed will be responsible for leading the commercial lending and banking operations in the Massachusetts region. Mr Oleksak who has been the acting Pioneer Valley regional leader, in addition to his responsibilities at the corporate level, will transition the Pioneer Valley leadership role to Mr Creed.

Prior to joining Berkshire Bank, Mr Creed has had more than two decades of banking and business experience. He most recently served as senior vice president and regional executive for Sovereign Bank.

Mr Creed is very active in civic and non-profit organizations throughout the greater Springfield area serving on numerous boards and committees.

Mr Oleksak said: Tom Creed is a well-respected, seasoned banker. Adding such a high-caliber individual to our senior management team is a natural progression in our growth and commitment as a top-tier, regional financial services company with local decision-making.