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Jurilla joins The Village Bank as Vice President of Retail Banking

Kenneth C. Brennan, president and CEO of The Village Bank, announced today that Mark G. Jurilla of Newton has joined the bank as vice president of retail banking. In this newly created position, he will direct all retail banking functions and resources, products and programs.

Jurilla joins The Village Bank with over 15 years of senior retail sales management experience.

He was previously with First Commons Bank N.A., where he most recently served as senior vice president/chief retail officer, responsible for retail branch banking, retail operations, residential and consumer lending, business development and business-to-business outreach. He was hired by First Commons as vice president/branch manager in 2009, during the organization’s start-up period, with oversight for retail development, product launches, and deposit growth.

Prior to that time, Jurilla served seven years with RBS Citizens, N.A. in Newton Centre where, as vice president/branch sales manager, he managed overall performance of retail sales, business banking, commercial lending and investment services in the Newton market.

Earlier in his career, he was senior business development manager/district sales manager with the Verizon Communications Group.

Jurilla attended San Sebasti·n Recolletos de Manila in Manila, Philippines and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine. He completed three years of post-graduate studies at Harvard University.

His record of community involvement in Newton includes volunteer roles on the Boards of Newton Community Pride and the Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce, where he also served on the Economic Development Committee.
He was a mayoral appointee to Newton’s Transportation Advisory Committee and a member of that group’s Parking Committee Subcommittee and chairman of the Outreach and Engagement Committee that successfully launched a Citywide safety campaign.