Merchants Bank announces promotion of Erin Pond to Branch President
Thomas S. Leavitt, Executive Vice President of Merchants Bank, announced the promotion of Erin Pond to Branch President of the Kennedy Drive branch of Merchants Bank. Ms. Pond will be leading all activities for one of the bank’s highest profile locations in its statewide network of 34 branch offices.
“This appointment is a testament to the skills Erin has developed in her 10-year career at Merchants Bank,” said Leavitt. “Erin gained frontline experience working through each of the staff assignments at our large College Street office in Burlington. She has been an important resource to her community as a lender and as a representative of our company. Erin sets a high standard of service and professional commitment. We applaud her dedication and are excited about her continued contributions in her new role,” concluded Leavitt.
As Branch President, Ms. Pond will be responsible for the efficient and effective operation of this full-service bank branch. Operations, customer service, lending, and market development are among the responsibilities of a branch leader. Prior to being named Branch President, Ms. Pond served as a Personal Banker and Lender at the downtown Burlington branch. In that role, Ms. Pond successfully participated in growing the consumer, residential, and small business loan portfolios. Ms. Pond also had management responsibilities, acquired new customers and worked with Senior Management to support new product introductions. Ms. Pond has attended The University of Vermont and has supported the community in numerous ways including involvement in the Boys and Girls Club, Burlington Business Association and Burlington City Arts.
Vermont Matters. Merchants Bank strives to fulfill its role as the state’s leading independent community bank through a wide range of initiatives. The bank supports organizations throughout Vermont in addressing essential needs, sustaining community programs, providing small business and job start capital, funding financial literacy education and delivering enrichment through local sports activities.