Business Briefs: Greylock selects Gerard as new chief risk officer

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Greylock selects Gerard as new chief risk officer

Jeffrey B. Gerard as been hired by the Greylock Federal Credit Union to serve on the financial institution's management team as senior vice president and chief risk officer (CRO).

Gerard has 33 years of financial experience most recently as SVP/chief operations officer at Kessler Federal Credit Union in Biloxi, Miss. where he had been employed since 2008, He previously served as Kessler's VP of risk management. He has also worked for Wachovia Bank in Winston-Salem, N.C., and Dominion Bankshares in Roanoke, Va.

Gerard holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from The Ohio State University and is both a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CPCP) and Certified Risk Manager (NCRM).

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Berkshire Bank joins group raising funds for ALS

Berkshire Bank is one of five members of the Massachusetts Bankers Association that have joined together to support ALS One, a nonprofit that is looking to raise at least $1 million this month to find a cure for ALS.

ALS One recently launched "A Thousand for a Thousand", a social media campaign that targets small business owners. The campaign's goal is to raise at least $1,000 from at least 1,000 small business — or over $1 million, during the month of May, which is "ALS Awareness Month." Information: www.alsone.org.

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BLP fundraiser for Elizabeth Freeman Center on June 7

The Berkshire Leadership Program will hold a fundraiser for the Elizabeth Freeman Center at 6 p.m. June 7 at the Tavern at the A. The cost is $40 which includes a generous donation to the Freeman Center. Information: www.1Berkshire.com.


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