Theodore DeConno, Jr., above, and Janice Ward. Richard DiLorenzo, below, and Jacqueline Courtwright.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Bank welcomed five new professionals in the areas of consumer lending, business banking, branch administration, human resources and wealth management.
Joining the team are Jacqueline Courtwright, vice president, human resources officer; Theodore DeConno, Jr., vice president relationship manager, New York; Richard DiLorenzo, vice president, retail loan operations manager; Kevin Inkley, senior vice president, retail lending; Janice Ward, vice president, wealth management advisor.
Courtwright comes to Berkshire Bank with 20 years of experience in human resources, most recently at Citizens Bank where she served as a vice president and HR business partner. Her areas of specialty include people strategy, organizational design, talent development, recruitment, and succession planning. In her role at Berkshire, she will serve as an HR business partner for the retail division of the bank. Courtwright holds bachelor's in organizational leadership from the University of New England and completed the Advanced Leadership Development Program from Babson College. She resides in East Greenbush, N.Y.
Ward brings over 11 years of experience with trust and estate planning to her role with Berkshire Bank’s Wealth Management group. An attorney, licensed in both Massachusetts and New York, she most recently served as vice president and trust officer with Greenfield Savings Bank. She specializes in estate and trust planning, which is where she will primarily focus at Berkshire Bank. Ward earned her Juris Doctor from Western New England University and her bachelor's in business administration from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She resides in Dalton.
DeConno will join the Capital District commercial lending team helping business customers reach their financial goals. He will also work to expand and establish customer relationships throughout all lines of business including depository, insurance and wealth management. DeConno brings with him 25 years of business banking experience, most recently serving as senior relationship manager at TD Bank in Albany. He also served in similar capacities at Key Bank and HSBC. He holds a bachelor's in finance as well as an Accounting Certificate from Siena College. DeConno resides in Poestenkill, N.Y.
DiLorenzo brings to his role more than 20 years of experience in consumer lending management, most recently serving as vice president, consumer lending, at Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union since 2006 where he was responsible for all aspects of consumer loan operations. In his role at Berkshire, DiLorenzo will manage retail loan servicing operations, including collections, tracking and reporting. In addition he will manage the bank’s consumer loan origination functions. He holds a bachelor's in economics from Saint Michael’s College and is a member of the CUNA Lending Council. He resides in Waterford, N.Y.
Inkley, with 30 years of experience in retail and commercial lending, most recently worked at Rockland Trust Company where he served as senior vice president, director of residential sales and operations. In his new role at Berkshire, he will oversee all aspects of consumer loan processing from origination to closing as well as consumer loan servicing. Inkley attended Los Angeles Community College and National University. He was honorably discharged from the United State Marine Corps where he served as a Sergeant/Battalion Legal Chief. He resides in Warwick, R.I.
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