Sara Lauze was recently promoted to Digital Banking Officer for New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp (NHMB). In this position, Lauze will manage the Digital Banking department, overseeing consumer and small business online banking, cash management and related digital services for Merrimack County Savings Bank (The Merrimack) and Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB), subsidiaries of NHMB.
“Sara’s expertise and extensive background in all areas of bank operations has been a great asset to the organization,” said Angela Strozewski, Senior Vice President, Operations Officer of NHMB. “Having only joined the department in 2014, she quickly became proficient at handling the back-end of banking and has proven to be an effective leader. It is exciting to promote such a talented, young professional.”
Lauze joined The Merrimack in 2005 as an ATM Deposit Services Assistant. She has held several positions throughout her career including responsibility for Demand Deposit Accounts, Automated Clearing House Services and Information Systems. In 2014, she was promoted to Operations Supervisor for NHMB and oversaw non-digital banking operations.
Lauze is a graduate of New Hampshire Technical Institute and the Northern New England School of Banking. She is a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), receiving certification from the Project Management Institute in 2012. She has also earned a Bank Operations Diploma and Supervisor Certificate from the Northern New England School of Banking.
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.