Trio join Berkshire Bank's wealth management team

Shawn Howard, Tom Barney and Colleen Lussier have joined Berkshire Bank's Wealth Management team, according to Berkshire Hills Bancorp, the bank's holding company.

Howard will serve as senior vice president, chief investment officer, senior portfolio manager. Barney will be first vice president, wealth advisor; and Lussier, vice president, wealth advisor.

Howard has over 20 years of financial experience, including 15 in the asset management space as a portfolio manager.

Barney, who has been a Certified Financial Planner for over 30 years, has rejoined the Berkshire Bank wealth management after retiring in 2011.

Lussier previously worked at TD Bank where she was a financial advisor for 16 years.

Hillcrest offering two new graduate programs

In partnership with Endicott College, Hillcrest Educational Centers Inc. is offering two new graduate programs that begin in January 2016.

A masters in education specializing in autism and behavior analysis, and a board certified Behavior Analysis certificate program will both take place at Hillcrest's administrative offices at 788 South St.

Parrott, Kelleher join Steepleview Realty as agents

Jim Parrott and Dylan Kelleher have joined Steepleview Realty as agents, the company has announced.


Parrott, a lifelong resident of Adams, owned Greylock Beverage in the 1990s and is currently employed at Specialty Minerals in Adams.

Kelleher is the office manager for a residential contracting company, and holds a degree in business management from Westfield State.