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At the Bank’s annual meeting held this past September, Joseph De Vito, president and CEO of The Village Bank, has announced the promotion of seven employees to officer positions.

Kelly Johnson has been promoted to vice president. Kelly joined The Village Bank in April 2017, in the position of assistant vice president, compliance officer. Prior to joining the Bank, she held the positions of internal auditor at First Security Group, Inc in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and assistant vice president, senior regulatory compliance internal auditor at Citizens Bank, Cranston, Rhode Island. Kelly holds a degree in business administration from the University of Louisiana, Monroe, and in November 2019, she became a certified regulatory compliance manager (CRCM).

Patrick Jencunas, who joined the Bank in August 2009 as a teller at the Wayland branch, has been promoted to assistant vice president. Over his eight years in retail, Patrick was promoted four times to various roles within the branch network. In August 2017, he was promoted to branch manager of our Newton Highlands office. He recently assumed the role of manager of the customer care center. Patrick holds a degree in communications from UMass Amherst.

JoAnn Jirichian has been promoted to assistant vice president. JoAnn joined The Village Bank in August 2008, as a teller in the Newtonville branch. JoAnn has been promoted three times within retail rising through the ranks in various roles. In May 2019, she was promoted to assistant treasurer/branch manager in the Nonantum branch. JoAnn is currently a degree candidate in business administration at the New England Institute of Business.

Reilly Cavanaugh, who has been with the Bank since May 2019 as branch manager of the Bank’s Newton Centre office, has been promoted to assistant treasurer. Prior to joining the Bank, Reilly held the position of assistant branch manager at Belmont Savings Bank in Newton. He is an advisory council member of the John M. Barry Boys and Girls Club of Newton and is active with the Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce. Reilly holds a degree from the Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst.

Chad Donahue has been promoted to Assistant Treasurer. Chad joined The Village Bank in August 2014, as a BSA/AML analyst. In addition to this promotion, Chad will begin a new role as senior risk analyst and security officer. Prior to joining the Bank, Chad held the position of AML analyst-financial intelligence unit at both Citizens Bank and Sovereign Bank. Chad holds a degree in criminal justice from Westfield State University.

June Hudnall, who joined The Village Bank in June 2016 as a mortgage lending specialist, has been promoted to assistant treasurer. Prior to joining the Bank, June held the positions of financial services representative and assistant branch manager at TD Bank. June holds a degree in fashion design and retailing from Framingham State University, where she has also held the position of instructor of apparel design.

Richard Lebreux has been promoted to assistant treasurer. Richard joined The Village Bank in July 2008, as a teller in Nonantum. He was promoted four times within the organization working in retail, operations and lending. In July 2018, Richard was promoted to credit operations manager. Richard holds a degree in political science from Nipissing University in Ontario, Canada and a degree in history from the University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg, Canada.

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