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Western New England Bancorp Inc (WNEB.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Christos Tapases

55 2017 Chairman of the Board

James Hagan

54 2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

William Wagner

2016 Vice Chairman of the Board

Guida Sajdak

42 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Allen Miles

52 2008 Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer

Leo Sagan

53 2016 Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

Gerald Ciejka

54 2012 Vice President, General Counsel, Director - Human Resources, Secretary

Deborah McCarthy

55 2001 Vice President

Kevin O'Connor

55 2010 Vice President - Retail Banking

Louis Gorman

55 2010 Vice President - Credit Administration, Chief Credit Officer

Gary Fitzgerald

2016 Director

William Masse

2016 Director

Gregg Orlen

2016 Director

Paul Picknelly

2016 Director

Donna Damon

56 2011 Independent Director

Steven Richter

59 2011 Independent Director

Philip Smith

59 2009 Independent Director

Charles Sullivan

71 1992 Independent Director

Kevin Sweeney

50 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Christos Tapases

Mr. Christos A. Tapases is Chairman of the Board of Westfield Financial, Inc and Westfield Bank . He has been a director of Board since January 2013. Mr. Tapases is a Principal at Corbin & Tapases, P.C. and has been practicing public accounting since 1982. Mr. Tapases joined the firm in 1984 after gaining valuable experience with Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Tapases has been a certified public accountant since 1987 and is also the Plans and Training Officer for the City of Westfield Emergency Management Agency. Mr. Tapases received a Bachelor of Science from American International College. Mr. Tapases’ management and accounting experience as a certified public accountant provides him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a director.

James Hagan

Mr. James C. Hagan is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Westfield Financial Inc. He has been a director of the Board since 2009, and Chief Executive Officer since December 31, 2008 and the President since June 2005. Mr. Hagan served as Chief Operating Officer of the Company and Westfield Bank from June 2005 until December 2008. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Department Manager of Westfield Bank from 1998. From 1994 through 1998, Mr. Hagan was a Vice President at Westfield Bank. Prior to 1994, Mr. Hagan worked as a commercial lender and manager at other New England based banking institutions. He received a Bachelor of Science from Westfield State College and received a Masters of Business Administration from American International College.

William Wagner

Guida Sajdak

Ms. Guida R. Sajdak is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. She joined the Bank in 2016 and serves as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this, Guida worked for Chicopee Savings Bank since 1989 in a variety of roles, including customer service, internal audit, commercial lending and most recently as the Chief Financial Officer since 2010. Ms. Sajdak is a member of the Financial Manager Society and earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Western New England University.

Allen Miles

Mr. Allen J. Miles, III, is Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer of Westfield Financial Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Miles served as Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of the Company and Westfield Bank since August 2005. From 1998 to 2005 he served as Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer.

Leo Sagan

Mr. Leo R. Sagan, Jr., is Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer of Westfield Financial Inc. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Sagan served as the Vice President and Controller of the Company and Westfield Bank since 2003, as Controller of the Company and Westfield Bank from 2002 to 2003 and as Assistant Treasurer of the Company and Westfield Bank from 1999 to 2002.

Gerald Ciejka

Mr. Gerald P. Ciejka is Vice President, General Counsel, Director - Human Resources, Secretary of Westfield Financial, Inc. Mr. Ciejka was previously a partner at the Springfield, Massachusetts law firm of Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas in the business organization and real estate departments. From 1997 to 2004, he served as branch manager and senior underwriting counsel for First American Title Insurance Company and Chicago Title Insurance Company.

Deborah McCarthy

Ms. Deborah J. McCarthy is Vice President of Westfield Financial Inc. She is the Manager of the Operations and Information Systems Departments. She has worked for Westfield Bank in numerous capacities since 1979.

Kevin O'Connor

Mr. Kevin C. O'Connor is the Vice President - Retail Banking of Westfield Financial Inc., since February 2010. Mr. O’Connor has over twenty-five years’ experience in retail and branch banking and had previously worked at both national and regional banking institutions as a Vice President and regional manager of retail banking and sales, including small business sales.

Louis Gorman

Mr. Louis O. Gorman is the Vice President of Credit Administration and Chief Credit Officer of Westfield Financial, Inc. Mr. Gorman has served as Chief Credit Officer since 2010 and as Vice President of Credit Administration since 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Gorman was a commercial loan officer for the Company and Westfield Bank and also performed the same function at other New England based banking institutions.

Gary Fitzgerald

William Masse

Gregg Orlen

Paul Picknelly

Donna Damon

Ms. Donna J. Damon is Independent Director of Westfield Financial Inc., since 2011. She has been a director of the Board since 2011. Ms. Damon is the President and owner of New England Concrete Cutting, Inc., a construction company specializing in concrete cutting and drilling located in Agawam, Massachusetts. She also serves as an executive officer and the office manager for two separate companies, Witch Equipment of New England, Inc. and Witch Enterprises, Inc. Ms. Damon also serves on various community boards.

Steven Richter

Mr. Steven G. Richter is Independent Director of Westfield Financial Inc., since 2011. He has been a director of the Board since 2011. Mr. Richter is the founder, former owner, operator and President of Micro Test Laboratories, Inc., a contract testing and manufacturing support operation for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. He is currently the Chief Science Officer of Accuratus Lab Services, Inc. which purchased Microtest Laboratories, Inc. in 2014. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology. Mr. Richter went on to receive his Master of Sciences degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and his Ph.D. in Sterilization Sciences from Columbia Pacific University. Mr. Richter has served in a biotechnological advisory capacity for small business with Governors Romney and Patrick. Mr. Richter is also actively involved in research and development with the University of Massachusetts.

Philip Smith

Mr. Philip R. Smith serves as an Independent Director of Westfield Financial Inc., since May 2009. He has been a director of the Board since 2009 and was previously our Secretary. Mr. Smith has been a partner at Bacon & Wilson, P.C., one of the largest regional law firms in western Massachusetts specializing in Real Estate, Business Law and Estate planning, since 2001. He has served as a past board member of the Westfield Chamber of Commerce in Westfield, Massachusetts, and is a member of the Westfield State College Foundation and the Westfield Community Development Corporation. He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and received a J.D. from New England School of Law and an LL.M. in taxation from Boston University.

Charles Sullivan

Mr. Charles E. Sullivan CPA., is Independent Director of Westfield Financial Inc. He has been a director of Board since 1992. Mr. Sullivan, currently retired, was a Certified Public Accountant at the firm of Sullivan, Poulin & Payne P.C., located in West Springfield, Massachusetts. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1968. Mr. Sullivan brings to his position over 40 years of accounting experience, as well as a plethora of industry-related knowledge. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from American International College.

Kevin Sweeney

Mr. Kevin M. Sweeney is Independent Director of Westfield Financial, Inc. He has been a director of the Board since January 2013. Mr. Sweeney has been a Principal of Sweeney Strategic Consulting since 2012, where he advises non-profit and for-profit organizations regarding critical finance, strategic and operational decisions. Mr. Sweeney also served as the interim President and Chief Executive Officer of DevelopSpringfield, where he had overall strategic and operational responsibility. Mr. Sweeney previously spent 19 years with the MassMutual Financial Group, where he was most recently a Managing Director of MassMutual Capital Partners LLC and was responsible for strategic mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and other transactions for MassMutual and its affiliated companies. He also served as Chairman of the board of directors of MassMutual Trust Company, FSB. Mr. Sweeney is also a Professor of Practice with the School of Business of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, MA, specializing in Finance. In addition to his teaching with WPI and his consulting, Mr. Sweeney is a visiting Lecturer with Columbia University. Mr. Sweeney has also been a Senior Lecturer with Western New England University College of Business and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Western New University School of Law. Mr. Sweeney also serves on the board of directors of a two private organizations and he is a member of the advisory board of another. Mr. Sweeney received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, a Doctor of Law from the University of Wisconsin Law School and an M.B.A. jointly from New York University Stern School of Business, the London School of Economics & Political Science, and the HEC School of Management in Paris, France.