Jason Hicks has assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer of New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp (NHMB), effective January 1, 2016. He succeeds Richard Wyman, who is now President of Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB). Hicks is responsible for the development of financial policies, strategic plans, business goals, asset and liability management, current and contingent liquidity management and investment strategies for the holding company and its subsidiaries: MVSB, Merrimack County Savings Bank (The Merrimack) and MillRiver Wealth Management. He also leads the management of the investment portfolios and treasury functions for the Banks and oversees the financial, tax and regulatory reporting processes for all four companies under the NHMB holding company structure.
Mr. Hicks joined MVSB in 2009 as Vice President of Finance and Controller following an extensive career in public accounting as well as commercial and community banking. He was quickly promoted to Corporate Treasurer and Investment Officer for both MVSB and The Merrimack in 2013. In 2014 Hicks was promoted again to Senior Vice President, Corporate Treasurer & Investment Officer for NHMB.
An active member of the Lakes Region Community, Hicks serves as Chair, and previously, the Treasurer on the Board of Laconia Area Community Land Trust, and as Vice President of the Board for Lakes Region Habitat for Humanity. He previously served as Treasurer for Center Harbor Congregational Church. He received his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Accounting from the University of North Texas and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New Hampshire.
“Jason’s leadership, integrity and expertise in corporate finance help the organization maintain its legacy as a strong, well-capitalized financial institution,” said Rick Wyman, President of MVSB and previous CFO for NHMB. “He’s done wonderful work with our finance team these last 6 years. It’s exciting to be able to promote him to this position.”
Richard Wyman, Hick’s predecessor and former NHMB CFO has assumed the role of President for Meredith Village Savings Bank. The previous President of MVSB, Samuel L. Laverack, was appointed sole President and CEO of New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp.
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.