Steven Bennett retired from New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp (NHMB) on October 29, after 36 years of dedicated service to the company and its community financial institutions, MVSB (Meredith Village Savings Bank), Merrimack County Savings Bank (the Merrimack), Savings Bank of Walpole and NHTrust.
Bennett started his career with MVSB in September of 1985 as Bank Security Officer, a role previously held by his late father, Robert. When the Bank aligned with the Merrimack to form NHMB, Steve transitioned to a new role of Secure Documents Distribution and Special Projects Assistant in the Facilities Department for the shared services organization in 2007.
“I started here when there were just 33 employees, and now there are more than 500,” said Bennett. “The people that I have worked with and the friends that I have made throughout my time here have just been incredible. It has been an absolute honor to have worked the last 36 years with such an amazing organization. I would recommend to anyone to work here. The management team is great and they treat their employees with respect.”
“I have been working with Steve for more than 22 years, and there are no words that can truly sum up his time here,” said Alison Whynot, Vice President, Facilities. “He has been a great example of our values and has been an incredible friend to all of us. He is always ready with a quick smile and a joke and happy to assist anyone. Many people have depended on Steve daily as he has performed a lot of little jobs behind the scenes that have kept us all going. We will miss seeing him every day and we wish him the best in his well-earned retirement.”
Bennett has always enjoyed spending much of his free time volunteering and assisting many community organizations. He was with the Meredith Fire Department for 23 years, Chief Judge for the Annual Meredith Rotary Fishing Derby for 39 years, Town of Meredith Emergency Management Director for 25 years, and Town of Meredith Civil Defense Director for 7 years.
(pictured) Steven Bennett, center, stands with Alison Whynot, Vice President, Facilities, and Rick Wyman, MVSB President, outside the MVSB Main Office in Meredith.