Anna Sims

Anna Sims

Special To Banker & Tradesman

Anna Sims can be reached at editorial@thewarrengroup.com
Jean Carroon

Jean Carroon

Jean Carroon, principal at architecture firm Goody Clancy, wants to save our world by saving our buildings.

Lisa Drapkin

Lisa J. Drapkin

Whenever an agent gets an offer accepted at True Home Partners at Coldwell Banker, the Cambridge-based team has a ritual, said founder and team leader Lisa Drapkin: Everyone dances to the song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams.

Linda O'Koniewski

Linda O’Kowniewski

It’s not often that someone gets involved with real estate by way of raising taxes, but that’s the story for Linda O’Kowniewski, CEO of Leading Edge Real Estate.

Marie Presti

Marie Presti

When Marie Presti describes herself as a lifelong learner, the broker/owner of The Presti Group and 2017 Greater Boston Realtor of the Year is not using the phrase lightly.

Kate Alexander

Kate Alexander

Kate Alexander began working at Southbridge Credit Union as chief sales and retailer officer – the first credit union position she’d ever held – in May 2016.

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John Himmel

With a thick beard and love of the outdoors, John Himmel, vice president of consumer lending and collections at Bridgewater Credit Union, knows he doesn’t fit the stereotypical mold of a financial industry employee.

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James K. Roy

If you wanted to summarize James K. Roy’s time in the credit union industry, it might go something like this: Work hard, and success will come.

Annette Hunt

Annette Hunt

Annette Hunt entered the banking world as a teller when she was 17 years old. Decades later, she was a senior vice president at the recently acquired Medford Cooperative Bank, wondering if it was time to leave the industry behind and try something different.

Donald Queenin

Donald Queenin

There’s the right way, the wrong way, and the Woburn way – or so says Donald Queenin, executive vice president at Woburn-based Northern Bank & Trust Co. The line is one of Queenin’s many favorite (and oft-repeated) expressions, which his staff has come to affectionately refer to as “DQ-isms.”

Robert Talerman

Robert Talerman

If you’re looking for advice on how to be involved in your community, there’s no better mentor than Bert Talerman, first executive vice president and executive lending officer at Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank. “Bert has spent decades being a role model of how to become engaged in the community,” said Dorothy Savarese, president and CEO of Cape Cod Five Cents.

Pat Cooper

Patricia Cooper

Patricia Cooper, vice president of real estate at Vinfen Corp., doesn’t get a lot of sleep, said her friend and former colleague, Nancy McCafferty.
Looking at Cooper’s schedule, it’s easy to see why. That schedule includes managing a 400-space portfolio for Vinfen, a nonprofit that provides services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mentoring Boston Public Schools students, volunteering at Rosie’s Place and once, recalled McCafferty, offering a ride to a student who had missed the school bus, even though it was 30 minutes out of her way.

Maren Reepmeyer

Maren Reepmeyer

When Maren Reepmeyer was growing up, the artistically inclined clothing enthusiast wanted to be fashion designer. Then in fifth grade, her art teacher gave her a new kind of drawing assignment: “She asked us to draw a building in perspective, which seems crazy for kids who were, what, 10 or 11?” Reepmeyer recalled with a laugh. “[At first] I thought, ‘What? I don’t even know what this is.’ But I started getting into the assignment and I just loved it. … It really sparked something inside me.”

Helene Solomon

Helene Solomon

New Boston Fund, Related Beal, Skanska – at first glance, this may seem like the start to a list of leading names in the Bay State real estate community. But they, along with many other top dogs in the industry, share another important connection: They’re clients of communications and public relations company Solomon McCown & Co. Inc. (SM&) And at the head of the company sits CEO Helene Solomon.

Len Anctil

Len Anctil

Len Anctil had recently left law school and was without a job when he got the letter from Middlesex Bank: it was time to start paying back his student loans.

Maria Pinarreta

Maria Pinarreta

Maria Pinarreta was surprised to hear she’d been named a Community Bank Hero. “I just do what I need to do,” Pinarreta said. Her resume suggests otherwise.

Paul Marotta

Paul Marotta

Paul Marotta, chairman of the board, is the “ultimate volunteer,” said Hanscom Federal Credit Union President and CEO David Sprauge. “I can’t imagine there’s another director or chairman of the board that has the passion, energy and commitment to credit unions that Paul demonstrates day in and day out.” Marotta spent his career working...
Michael Ostrowski

Michael Ostrowski

Michael Ostrowski, CEO of Springfield-based Arrha Credit Union, found his way to the financial industry in the most unlikely of ways – by pumping gas on the Massachusetts Turnpike. He’d recently graduated from Springfield College and was working at a gas station while sending out resumes and deciding what to do next. One man...
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Michael Ostrowski

Michael Ostrowski, CEO of Springfield-based Arrha Credit Union, found his way to the financial industry in the most unlikely of ways – by pumping gas on the Massachusetts Turnpike. He’d recently graduated from Springfield College and was working at a gas station while sending out resumes and deciding what to do next. One man...
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Paul Marotta

  Paul Marotta, chairman of the board, is the “ultimate volunteer,” said Hanscom Federal Credit Union President and CEO David Sprauge. “I can’t imagine there’s another director or chairman of the board that has the passion, energy and commitment to credit unions that Paul demonstrates day in and day out.” Marotta spent his career...