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New Leaders You Should Know: Marcus Weeks

Published Thursday Sep 1, 2022

Author Matthew J. Mowry

Marcus Weeks, next president of Meredith Village Savings Bank (Courtesy photo)

While a student at Moultonborough Academy, Marcus Weeks’s guidance counselor connected him to a school-to-work program working part-time as a student teller at Meredith Village Savings Bank. Little did he know this would be the beginning of a career there.

Over the next 27 years, Weeks worked his way up through a variety of positions at the bank. His job titles included mortgage originator, business development officer, and branch manager. He currently serves as senior vice president and senior retail banking officer. However, starting in October, he will lead the organization he’s worked at since he was 16 years old. Weeks will take over as president as current President Rick Wyman hands over the reins after a 21-year career at the bank.

“I had an opportunity to experience a broad swath of the organization, and it’s given me a unique perspective on the organization,” Weeks says. “It’s an organization that prides itself on advancing from within.”

Weeks played a critical role in the bank’s recent branch expansion, including the new location in Rochester. So, what has kept him engaged with Meredith Village Savings Bank for nearly three decades? “We’re truly a mission-driven organization.

Everything we do and every decision we make is through: ‘what is the impact on our customers and the communities we serve,’” Weeks says. “When you view all decisions through that lens, you feel good about what you do every day.”

Regarding the future, Weeks says the bank will continue to expand in NH, particularly between the Lakes and Seacoast regions. He says that means adding branches, though he acknowledges customers’ interactions with banking have changed dramatically. That said, he adds, many still prefer working directly with banking professionals.

“It’s a more expensive business model than others would choose. It’s a fair amount of overhead, but it’s what is required to deliver an excellent banking experience to all your customers,” Weeks says.

And while Meredith Village Savings Bank will continue to invest in digital offerings, Weeks says relationships with customers are important to understanding how the bank can help them achieve their goals.  He also says the bank hires those who feel comfortable with face-to-face conversations and are “deeply involved in their communities.”

Weeks serves on the boards of the Lakes Region Visiting Nurse Association, the Boys & Girls Club of Central New Hampshire and Geneva Point Center.

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