Business Briefs: Fresia joins Lee Bank as assistant vice president

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Marianne Fresia has been named to the position of assistant vice president, private banking and trust services at Lee Bank, according to president and CEO Chuck Leach.

In her new position, Fresia will focus on attracting, growing and retaining Lee Bank's clients; and will served as liaison to October Mountain Financial Advisors, an alliance of Lee Bank and St. Germain Investment Management.

Fresia joins Lee Bank following six years as an investment trust administrator at Berkshire Bank Wealth Management in Lenox. Prior to her position in wealth management, Fresia held various roles at Berkshire Bank in Pittsfield.

North Adams native Allyson Holmes has joined the law firm of Smith, Green & Gold LLP as an associate attorney.

She concentrates her practice on the areas of estate planning, estate administration, elder law and residential and commercial real estate transactions.

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Before joining Smith, Green & Gold, Holmes represented the city of Boston on various matters related to municipal law. She lived in Boston for nine years.

Holmes graduated from Williams College with a bachelor's degree in history and political science. She received her law degree from Suffolk University School of Law in 2013, and has been admitted to practice law in Massachusetts since that same year.

Stacy Litke has been appointed senior vice president, senior operations officer, of MountainOne Bank, according to president and CEO Robert Fraser.

As senior operations officer, Litke will manage operations staff, have responsibility for operations process improvement and oversee systems technology conversions and upgrades.

Litke has over 30 years of experience in the banking industry, and has served in role of increasing responsibility in the areas of lending, deposits, electronic services and operations.

She served most recently as managing director of Northeastern Banking Services Group Inc., which brought her to MountainOne Bank in a consulting capacity. MountainOne is located in North Adams.


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