Pittsfield: Greylock names new assistant VP
Mark Solak has been promoted to assistant vice president, manager of consumer lending by the Greylock Federal Credit Union, the financial institution has announced.
A 31-year veteran of the banking industry who has been with Greylock for the last seven years, Solak most recently served as the credit union's supervisor of indirect lending. His new duties will include managing and growing Greylock's consumer loan operations, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, and further improving internal and external service.
Solak lives in North Adams with his wife, Susan. They have two grown children. He has volunteered with the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Berkshire United Way.
North Adams: MCLA taps Gallery 51 manager
C. Ryder Coody has been named manager of Gallery 51 at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, the school has announced.
An interdisciplinary artist, musician and performer, Coody has performed at both MCLA and in downtown North Adams at a wide variety of events, including at Gallery 51, for several years.
He has worked in a number of capacities within the nonprofit sector for organizations ranging from San Francisco to Hudson, N.Y.
Coody's first show will be the upcoming "100 Hours in the Woodshed IV," MCLA Gallery 51's collage biennial, which he will co-curate with Susan Cross, curator at Mass MoCA. This event will return to galleries
A "meet the artists" event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday in MCLA Gallery 51. The Woodshed exhibition will open on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m.
A resident of Hudson, N.Y. who plans to move to North Adams, Coody holds a BFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA in integrated electronic arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.