Walpole bank names new board members

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KEENE, N.H. — Savings Bank of Walpole announces the election of Kathy A. Collinsworth and Susan L. Howard to the bank's Board of Directors.

Collinsworth is executive director of the Monadnock Humane Society where she is responsible for planning, organizing, managing and supervising all aspects of operations of the organization. Since joining the non-profit in 2016, she has helped significantly decrease the organization's deficit through organizational assessment and program restructuring. Prior to joining MHS, Collinsworth served as president for Monadnock United Way for six years where under her leadership she successfully steered the organization's fundraising initiatives, raising over $2 million each year. Collinsworth has been a corporator for Savings Bank of Walpole for several years and donates much of her time to many local civic and charitable organizations including Elm City Rotary and Giving Monadnock. Collinsworth lives in Keene with her husband.

For the past 41 years, Howard has dedicated her professional life to higher education, serving as an administrator of both financial aid and enrollment services and management at schools such as Dartmouth College, Antioch New England Graduate School and Franklin Pierce.

Her career includes serving on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, an organization that is 4,000 colleges strong with more than 6,000 individual members. She recently recommitted to serving on the Board of the New Hampshire Higher Education Loan Corporations for another three years. Howard has served as a corporator for the bank since 1997 and is a long-time resident of Walpole, N.H.

"I am pleased to announce Kathy and Susan's election to our Board," says Mark Bodin, president of Savings Bank of Walpole. "Their combined experience, knowledge, as well as their strong commitment to giving back to our community, mirrors Savings Bank of Walpole's mission. I look forward to working with them and to the many ways their expertise will contribute to the Bank's success as we move forward."

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