MA Bankers Association Announces New CEO

NEC member Massachusetts Bankers Association (MBA) has announced the appointment of Kathleen Murphy as its new incoming President and CEO. Ms. Murphy, who currently serves President and CEO of the Maryland Bankers Association will replace outgoing CEO Daniel Forte, who plans to retire in October 2020.  

Murphy has led the Maryland Bankers Association for 20 years, and previously served as director of the Community Bankers Council at the American Bankers Association (ABA) in Washington, DC. She currently serves on the ABA Foundation Board of Directors, the Independent Community Bankers of America Large Community Bank Council, the Maryland Coalition for Financial Literacy’s Executive Committee, and is former Chair of ABA’s State Bankers Association Alliance. The Massachusetts Bankers Association represents roughly 135 commercial, savings, cooperative, and federal savings banks, as well as savings and loan associations.   

Charles P. O’Brien, President and CEO of Adams Community Bank and Chair of the Succession Committee stated, “Kathleen is a well-recognized leader among her state banking association peers who brings extensive experience in directing state and national association policies, public policy and advocacy initiatives, media and communications, as well as member services and program development. She will join the Association before the end of September to ensure a smooth transition with current MBA President.” 

The New England Council congratulates Ms. Murphy on her new position and looks forward to working with her in her new role. Read more in the Worcester Business Journal

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