April 23, 2014 7:31 AM ET


Company Overview of Berkshire Bank

Company Overview

Berkshire Bank operates as a bank. It offers banking, loans, insurance, investment, and wealth management services for personal and business customers. The company also provides deposit insurance protection for deposit accounts. Berkshire Bank was formerly known as Berkshire County Savings Bank and changed its name in May 1997. The company was founded in 1846 and is based in Pittsfield, Massachusetts with branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, and Connecticut. Berkshire Bank operates as a subsidiary of Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc.

24 North Street

Pittsfield, MA 01201

United States

Founded in 1846





Key Executives for Berkshire Bank

Chairman of The Board
Age: 52
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 53
Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
Senior Vice President and Audit & Compliance Manager
Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 60
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Berkshire Bank Key Developments

Berkshire Bank Promotes Lori Gazzillo to the Position of Vice President and Director of the Berkshire Bank Foundation

Berkshire Bank has promoted Lori Gazzillo to the position of vice president and director of the Berkshire Bank Foundation. She has served for the past year as the Foundation's Assistant Director. Gazzillo has assumed the Foundation's key leadership role with the retirement of Peter Lafayette as former Director after eight years of service on December 31, 2013. Lafayette will continue in an advisory capacity. Gazzillo joined Berkshire Bank in July 2011 from Legacy Banks after Berkshire Bank and Legacy joined together. While at Legacy, Gazzillo served as vice president, community relations where she was responsible for overseeing the company's charitable giving, marketing and public relations activities. Along with her position with the Bank's Foundation, she has also been Assistant vice president of community relations/CRA officer. Gazzillo serves on the Board of Directors of the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, Multicultural BRIDGE and Berkshire Business and Professional Women. In her new position, Gazzillo will oversee the Bank's two Foundations, which provide grants to non-profit organizations in the communities served by Berkshire Bank.

Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. Appoints Scott J Houghtaling as Senior Vice President and Commercial Leader for Berkshire Bank's New York Region

Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. announced that it has appointed Scott J Houghtaling to senior vice president and commercial leader for Berkshire Bank's New York region. In his new role, Houghtaling will report to George F Bacigalupo, executive vice president, commercial banking, and be responsible for leading the commercial lending efforts and teams across Eastern and Central New York.

Berkshire Bank Appoints Susan Chamberlain as Vice President of Private Banking

Berkshire Bank has announced the appointment of Susan Chamberlain as the new vice president, private banking. In this new position, Chamberlain will be responsible for Eastern Massachusetts and will be based out of the Bank's new location in Westborough and Burlington. Chamberlain will manage the growth of private banking in Eastern Massachusetts, providing a high level of expertise, advocacy and a complete suite of financial services dedicated to the affluent market. Prior to coming to Berkshire, Chamberlain worked for TD Bank in cash management and retail banking, and has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry.

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