MutualOne Bank will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015, in observance of Memorial Day. Have a happy and safe holiday.
It is one of our favorite events of the year – the night when we recognize and thank our employees for all of their hard work and dedication at our annual Employee Awards.
Executive Vice President, Steven M. Sousa, presented the awards during the April 29 ceremony, where we acknowledged our new employees and along our service award honorees, each of who celebrated an anniversary of a five-year increment with the Bank.
Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients.
Peter J. Hall- 5 years
Christina M. Garbarino- 10 years
Steven M. Sousa- 10 years
Rachel A. Stewart- 15 years
Yasmine S. Ouweijan- 15 years
Neveen S. Bakhet- 15 years
Carmen M. Martin- 15 years
Julia Arroyo- 15 years
Donna M. Sahely- 20 years
Marie Harrington- 25 years
Dianne B. Evans- 45 years
David Burr – Credit Analyst
Joanne Pizzigno – Assistant Vice President, Loan Servicing
Dominique Tock – Personal Banker
Amy Stapinski – Personal Banker
Gilana Telles -Personal Banker
Jordan Concannon – Service Representative
Timothy Ellerbe – IT Specialist
Andrew Zelman – Senior Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer
Raymond Bradford – Personal Banker
Andrew Wilson – Credit Analyst
Yves Munyankindi – Personal Banker
Sarah Binney – Personal Banker
Mathew Cepero – Business Banking Specialist
Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank and a Foundation trustee, announced that the Foundation has awarded $9,971 to Natick Center Associates to promote the Natick Center Cultural District.
The Foundation award will support a comprehensive marketing program by Natick Center Associates to launch the new Natick Center Cultural District (NCCD) logo and brand identity designed to enhance the cultural, economic, and social vibrancy of the downtown area.
“Blending the allure of a traditional New England town center and the vitality of today’s art, culture and business environment is a definite investment in the Town’s future,” said Sousa. “We’re pleased to have a role in the revitalization process.”
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent commercial lending experience
• Background in financial institution’s commercial lending procedures
• Background in understanding legal documentation and loan operations for commercial lending purposes
• Good understanding of lending procedures, laws and regulations
• Proven organizational & customer service skills
• Excellent interpersonal, communication & strong computer skills including word and excel
• Attention to detail and ability to multi-task
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, math skills and sound knowledge of loan policy, compliance, loan operations and quality customer service
• Knowledge of loan structuring and ability to read and analyze a loan approval and file to ensure that all documentation and loan packages adhere to loan approvals
• Regular and reliable attendance
Specific Job Functions:
• Provides administrative assistance to the Loan Officers including updating loan data and assembling of documentation for loans
• Coordinates loan closings with attorneys, document preparation with the assistance of commercial lenders
• Completion of modification agreements, ordering of appraisals and environment reports and review of appraisals
• Assist loan officers with tracking all closing conditions of the loan and follow up with post-closing items in a timely manner
• Preparation of all non-recordable loan closing documents, commitment letters, attorney fee sheets, funding sheets etc.
• Ensures that the loan files contain documents with proper signature, legal descriptions, closing dates and other relevant data
• Prepares loan file with proper documentation for Servicing to enter into the loan system
• Maintains existing Commercial loan files and sets up files for new loans and ensures that the information is complete and accurate before processing for approval
• Answers telephone and assists customers concerning routine loan inquiries and counsels customers with special needs or requests including the line of credit advances and pay downs
• Handles change of address notifications, payoff letters and processes construction advances, and partial releases
• Research, file and terminate uniform commercial code filings
• Reviews insurance policies for new loans and provides back up for commercial real estate loan administration functions
• Maintains knowledge of department policies and procedures through internal and external training activities
• Bank Secrecy Act responsibilities include identifying suspicious activity, reporting suspicious activity to the BSA Officer, monitoring high-risk loans, helping to identify high-risk customers, adhering to the Customer Identification Program (CIP) Policy, performing Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) checks, and completes annual BSA training
The above is a description of the ordinary duties of the position. It is expected that from time to time other duties, both related and unrelated to the above, may be assigned and, therefore, required.
We want our Bank to be diverse, where employees and customers feel comfortable.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The MutualOne Charitable Foundation was the primary co-sponsor of two local Earth Day events: Natick Green-up Week and the Natick Earth Day Festival’s Creature Teachers exhibit.
The MutualOne Charitable Foundation has awarded $5,000 to Saint Bridget School in Framingham toward the upgrade of its current technology infrastructure, including installing wireless access points and the purchase of new licensing agreements for the school’s 17 SMART Boards.
“Over the past several years, the MutualOne Charitable Foundation has helped Saint Bridget School introduce a number of technologies to enhance the education of the School’s pre-kindergarten through Grade 8 student population,” said Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a Foundation trustee. “We are pleased to help the School keep up with the changes necessary to take full advantage of the technology we helped put in place.”
Fifty-five Framingham youngsters will continue to receive after-school help, thanks to a recent $2,500 grant from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation. Announcement of the grant to Hoops and Homework, Inc. was made by Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank and a Foundation trustee.
Hoops and Homework provides free daily after-school educational and recreational activities to eligible elementary and middle school students at two Framingham low-income housing developments. Programs include improving reading and math skills, workshops on studying skills, problem solving, exercise, and academic enrichment activities.
“Helping these students prepare for a bright future can make all the difference,” said Sousa. “We are pleased to support Hoops and Homework’s vital role in making that happen.”
The sun was shining on the Natick Common as we laced up our sneakers in support of Family Promise Metrowest’s ‘Walk Away Homelessness’ on Sunday, April 11. Before the start of the 3.1-mile walk, our employees greeted many of the participants and had fun handing out giveaways to visitors of our booth.
The over $95,000 raised during the event will help fund the organization’s housing transitional program. Thank you to all of our employees, friends and neighbors who made the event such a success.
With its recent awards totaling $750 to the Lake Cochituate Watershed Council, the MutualOne Charitable Foundation will be the primary co-sponsor of two local Earth Day events: Natick Green-up Week and the Natick Earth Day Festival’s Creature Teachers exhibit.
According to Foundation Chairman Robert P. Lamprey, the first annual Natick Green-up Week involves volunteer clean-up along major Town roadways in preparation for the Natick Earth Day Festival that will take place on Sunday, April 26 at the Natick Common. The Foundation’s $250 award will help purchase the necessary supplies for the clean-up project. In addition, MutualOne Bank employees will be volunteering their services during the week.
A $500 Foundation award will sponsor the return of the Creature Teacher exhibit at the Natick Earth Day Festival. The popular program is a hands-on experience for children and includes snakes, turtles, groundhogs, foxes and a fisher cat, among other creatures.
A recent $6,039 grant from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation will help provide the informational materials required for a new Municipal Services Citizens Academy sponsored by the Framingham Police Department.
The 12 three-hour weekly sessions will be aimed at improving police-community relations, augmenting policing strategies, and increasing the understanding of the duties and responsibilities of the police, fire, and other municipal services.
“The ultimate goal is a stable and safe community,” stated Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee. “We are pleased to do what we can to contribute to the Academy’s success.”