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October 29, 2013

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LeBlanc hired as VP of Loan Operations at bank

The Institution for Savings recently hired John A. LeBlanc as vice president of Loan Operations, said President and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Jones. In that role, he will manage and direct the servicing of the bank’s residential and consumer loan portfolio.

LeBlanc joined the Institution for Savings from St. Mary’s Credit Union where he worked for six years, most recently as vice president of Loan Operations. His previous loan experience was at Union Trust Mortgage, Cambridgeport Bank and the Stoneham Cooperative Bank.

“John is a strong and welcome addition to our lending team,” Jones said. “With the significant growth in our residential and consumer loan portfolio this year, John’s leadership style, customer service skills and loan operations experience will be critical to the bank’s future success. He will be a great asset as we continue to grow.”

LeBlanc attended the New England College of Business and Finance. He resides in Hampton with his wife and two sons.

Local court reporter earns national certification

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) has announced that Sharon Saalfield from West Newbury has earned the nationally recognized Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR) certification, reflecting her timely knowledge of cutting-edge realtime technology, and proficiency and accuracy of reporting. Realtime reporting uses a stenograph machine connected to a computer to produce an immediate transcript of spoken word converted to text.

“Earning CRR credentials ensures that a reporter is an expert in the specialized field of realtime reporting,” said Jim Cudahy, executive director and CEO of NCRA. “CRRs are highly sought after because of their proven precision in reporting and ability to deliver high-quality realtime services.”

Saalfield is a member of NCRA and also holds the professional certification of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR).

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