Linda Lorden has been appointed president of Merrimack County Savings Bank (the Merrimack), effective November 1, 2018. She will be the Bank's 11th President in 151 years, replacing Philip Emma, who was recently promoted to COO for NH Mutual Bancorp, which provides shared support services for its allied financial institutions of the Merrimack, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Savings Bank of Walpole and MillRiver Wealth Management.
Lorden's career in banking spans 38 years. She began as a teller at Concord Savings Bank in 1980. In 1998, she joined Bow Mills Bank and Trust. She was named senior vice president, senior retail banking officer when the Merrimack acquired Bow Mills Bank and Trust in 2007.
"Linda's focus on our employees and our customers has been relentless, leading to the exceptional reputation that the Merrimack enjoys today," says Gregg Tewksbury, CEO of NH Mutual Bancorp. "Her passion for our local communities coupled with a wealth of knowledge in banking has made her instrumental on our senior management team, and a successful leader of the Merrimack's retail banking business. Thanks to her compassionate nature and high level of expertise, she has established solid, long-term employee, customer and community relationships."
"I know that our customers bank with us because they can count on us to provide convenient products and services, exceptional service and attention to detail, as well as an undying support to our local communities,"; says Lorden. "I look forward to building on the excellence that was established over the past 150 years, and I commit to providing the best to our customers, our communities and the incredible employees of the Merrimack."