Fast Track: Bissell named top CEO by credit union

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PITTSFIELD

Bissell named top CEO by credit union group

Greylock Federal Credit Union CEO/President John Bissell has been named CEO of the Year by the Cooperative Credit Union Association, which brings cooperative power to credit unions in Massachusetts, Delaware, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. He recently received the award at the credit union association's annual luncheon at Mohegan Sun in Montville, Conn.

"The Greylock family is an amazing group of people who work hard to help everyone in the community," Bissell said. "It is an honor, and I recognize every day how fortunate I am. I am not one for the spotlight, but I am grateful that CCUA recognizes how special it is to be a part of the Greylock team."

PITTSFIELD

Investment firm adds client services administrator

Megan Geary has joined Balance Rock Investment Group as client services administrator on the firm's financial services team. In this position, Geary will work in client relations, including processing account openings and closings, maintaining client information, assisting with qualified plan processing, and working with outside representatives and business professionals to coordinate clients' specific needs as they arise.

She also will provide administrative support to the operations manager and advisers and assist with special projects.

Geary comes to Balance Rock from Southern New Hampshire University, where she first served as a student finance counselor, then as accounts payable coordinator. Before Southern New Hampshire, Geary served five years as the finance manager for Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority.

She holds a bachelor's degree in multidisciplinary studies from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a master's in education from Southern New Hampshire University.

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DALTON

Adviser earns financial designation

Lauren Russo of Berkshire Money Management recently earned the Certified Exit Planning Advisor designation, a program specifically designed for business advisers who work closely with owners of privately held companies.The CEPA designation is given through the Exit Planning Institute, which offers the most widely accepted and endorsed professional exit planning program in the world. The organizing principle of the program is master planning, the alignment of the three legs of the stool (business, personal, financial), which is executed through the implementation of a process called the value acceleration methodology.

To receive the CEPA designation, Russo completed a rigorous four-day program that included 100 hours of pre-course study, 30 hours of classroom instruction, and the successful completion of a three-hour exam. She is one of the youngest advisers to earn this designation.

STOCKBRIDGE

Museum hires communications manager

After an extensive search, Alyssa Stuble has been hired as the Norman Rockwell Museum's new communications manager. In this role she will help bolster the museum's presence in the media and highlight the broad range of the museum's offerings, from special exhibitions to virtual reality experiences and more.

Her digital marketing experience will bring online content to new audiences, and grow the museum's regional and national footprint.

Stuble, who is relocating to the Berkshires from Philadelphia, most recently served as manager of marketing and communications at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. She also freelanced for the University of Pennsylvania Museum as a media buyer and strategist for the opening of the new Middle East galleries in late 2018.

She previously served as a curatorial intern at the Everhart Museum in her hometown of Scranton, Pa.


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