Richard E. Wyman has assumed the role of President of Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) effective January 1, 2016. He succeeds Samuel Laverack, who is now sole President and CEO of New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp (NHMB), the holding company that formed in 2013 from the affiliation of MVSB and Merrimack County Savings Bank (The Merrimack). He was named Executive Vice President of NHMB upon its formation and will also continue in that role.
Mr. Wyman has over 30 years of experience in senior leadership and has served as an Executive Officer and CFO for several Maine-based banks, ranging from local community mutual banks to a publicly traded multi-bank holding company. He joined MVSB in August 2001 as Chief Financial Officer in 2001 and was promoted to Executive Vice President and CFO for NHMB in 2013. Wyman was Executive Vice President and CFO for MVSB prior to 2013.
Wyman’s community involvement has included being Treasurer, Chair of the Finance committee, and Board member at Genesis Behavioral Health. He has also served on the CFO Advisory Committee for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston; Lakes Region Board of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Board and State Fiscal Policy Committee; the Board of Trustees for the Spaulding Youth Center; Laconia Main Street project; the Lakes Region United Way; Board of Directors of the Belknap County Economic Development Council and as a Laconia Middle School Soccer Coach. He is a graduate and past Board Member of Leadership Lakes Region, as well as a graduate of Leadership New Hampshire. He received his B.S.in Accounting from the University of Maine and is a graduate of the banking program at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Wyman resides in Laconia, NH.
Samuel L. Laverack has assumed the position of sole President and CEO of NHMB, effective January 1, 2016. He previously shared that role with Paul C. Rizzi, Jr. since 2013. Rizzi retired as President and CEO of Merrimack County Savings Bank and as co-CEO of NHMB effective January 1, 2016, remaining active on the Board of Trustees for NHMB.
About New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp
New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp, a mutual holding company, was formed in 2013 when two New Hampshire-based community banks, Meredith Village Savings Bank and Merrimack County Savings Bank, formally affiliated – the first relationship of its kind in New Hampshire. This strategic partnership has positioned the Banks to leverage each other’s strengths as they work together to advance a shared vision of maintaining and enhancing their community banking standards and values. MillRiver Wealth Management joined as a third subsidiary of NHMB in 2015, combining the financial advisory divisions of MVSB and The Merrimack. NHMB combined assets total nearly $1.5 billion.