Dedham Savings Announces Four Senior Leadership Promotions
Dedham Savings continues to bolster its position as a leading Massachusetts community bank with the recent promotion of four key personnel to new executive leadership roles:
- Robert Erasmi was promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Retail Banking Officer;
- Victoria Graves was elevated to Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer;
- Sue McKinnon was promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Bank Operations Officer; and
- Jean Tennihan was elevated to Executive Vice President, Director of Human Resources.
“We are proud to recognize the accomplishments of these dedicated employees with promotions to executive vice president positions,” said Peter Brown, President and CEO of Dedham Savings. “Their longstanding commitment to Dedham Savings and the communities we serve is unmatched in the banking industry. We appreciate their hard work, and look forward to their continued leadership and contributions in the years to come.”
Erasmi has been a member of the Dedham Savings retail banking team for 39 years. Working his way up from Teller, he has held a number of positions, from Branch Manager to Retail Banking Officer to, most recently, Senior Vice President, Senior Retail Banking Officer.
As Executive Vice President, Chief Retail Banking Officer, Erasmi will work with the senior management team to advance the bank’s long-held mission to service customers and support local communities. He will lead the retail division, including nine full-service and four satellite locations, and will oversee growth of the bank’s business development sector and manage the Investment Center Program. An active supporter of charitable endeavors, Erasmi is a long-time volunteer and past board member of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and a founding member of the Dedham Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Walk, which has raised millions of dollars for cystic fibrosis research. Erasmi is a graduate of Bentley College. He lives in Mansfield with his wife and family.
Graves has been with Dedham Savings for five years and is responsible for the bank’s information technology, project management, and information security operations and strategy. She ensures the safety and security of the bank’s technology platforms to maximize the employee and customer experience. Graves holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting Information Systems from Bentley University, as well as a several certifications including Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), and ITIL v3. Outside the office, Graves participates on several industry boards, and lives in Dedham with her husband.
As a 40+ year Dedham Savings employee, McKinnon started as a General Clerk in deposit operations, and as the bank expanded, additional responsibilities were added to address the evolving digital services and risk management landscape. As Executive Vice President, Chief Bank Operations Officer, McKinnon will build and lead the bank’s lending and depository teams. Working closely with the COO, she will help to shape and guide the future growth and development of these teams, and will develop and implement an operations strategy for deposit and loan servicing, digital banking, customer contact center, BSA and AML compliance, cash management, retirement account management, and operational risk management. McKinnon lives in Braintree with her husband.
Tennihan has been with Dedham Savings for 46 years, holding a variety of positions during that time, from Teller to Assistant Branch Manager to, most recently, Senior Vice President, Human Resources. As Executive Vice President, Director of Human Resources, Tennihan will lead the entire HR function, including employee hiring, mediating and counseling, as well as payroll, benefits, and regulatory compliance. Tennihan attended Bridgewater State University and Dean College, and received an HR Certificate from Northeastern University. She also attended the Graduate School of Banking, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Outside of work, Tennihan is a Meals on Wheels volunteer and participates in various volunteer activities supported by Dedham Savings. She is also a prior Rotarian and Paul Harris Award recipient. She lives in Norwood.
ABOUT DEDHAM SAVINGS
Incorporated in 1831, Dedham Savings is one of the oldest banks in Massachusetts still doing business under its original charter. The bank delivers technology-driven solutions in a client-centric way to promote the financial success of the individuals, families, businesses, and non-profit organizations in the communities it serves. Dedham Savings manages $1.7 billion in assets through full-service locations in Dedham, East Dedham, Needham, Norwood, Sharon, South Boston, Walpole, and Westwood, Massachusetts.