Rockland Trust announced this week that it had named Gerard Nadeau, its commercial banking head, president of the bank.
Christopher Oddleifson, previously president and CEO of Rockland Trust, will continue to serve as the bank’s CEO. He remains president and CEO of its parent company Independent Bank Corp.
“The outstanding success of our commercial banking division is due to Gerry Nadeau and the team that he leads,” Oddleifson said in an announcement. “I am extremely pleased that Gerry has agreed to serve as the president of Rockland Trust, and look forward to working closely with him as we continue our disciplined growth by generating new business and expanding existing customer relationships.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Gerry to both our holding company and bank board of directors,” Donna L. Abelli, chair of both the Independent Bank Corp. and Rockland Trust boards, said in a statement. “His commercial lending expertise will strengthen our board and assist with the continued growth of Rockland Trust.”
Nadeau has worked for Rockland Trust since 1984, and he’s been the executive vice president of commercial lending since 2007. As president of the bank, he’ll continue to be responsible for Rockland’s commercial lending activities.
“Having devoted my professional career to Rockland Trust, it is truly an honor to be named president,” Nadeau said in a statement. “We listen to the needs of businesses and their owners, and value the personal relationships we have with them. I look forward to working with our Chief Executive Officer Chris Oddleifson, our fellow directors, and my other colleagues to perpetuate the success of Rockland Trust.”
In addition to his job at Rockland Trust, Nadeau is also an officer and board member of the Southeastern Economic Development Corp., president of the Southeastern Massachusetts Affordable Housing Group, and a board member of the Brockton Boys & Girls Club, among others.