Malea Ritz

Malea Ritz

Banker & Tradesman Staff

Malea Ritz can be reached at mritz@thewarrengroup.com

Karen Fish-Will

A passion for real estate seems to run in Karen Fish-Will’s blood. Fish-Will was introduced to the business at a young age, beginning with afternoons spent at her father’s construction company after school.

Rachel Chisholm

Rachel Chisholm describes herself as a “people person,” and it is apparent that she thrives on her community involvement, dedication to advancing her employees and assisting her customers. “I love mentoring, developing, coaching people. Between that and the customers, I think that’s my favorite – really interacting. I’m a people person, so having that interaction with people is really the highlight.”

Vanessa Calderón-Rosado

Vanessa Calderón-Rosado is currently the leader of an organization that has been an installation in downtown Boston for almost half a century, with roots in a high-profile, and successful, protest against displacement in the city’s South End.

Tina Cassidy

A former journalist with a background in real estate, Tina Cassidy, executive vice president and chief content officer at InkHouse, brings a distinctive approach to her role in public relations.
Incorporating her knowledge of both industries, she enjoys helping clients market their projects through new forms of media.

Tricia Pinto

Though born and raised in New York, Tricia Pinto got her hands into the Bay State’s environmental engineering scene (literally) when she arrived for a master’s program at MIT following work in the civilian arm of the Army Corps of Engineers.

Sarah Samuels

Sarah Samuels first fell in love with the investing industry when she began her career at Wellington Management Co. at the ground level. Soon after, she made it her goal to become an analyst.
Samuels went back to school to get her master’s in business administration and certified financial analyst designation. She has since worked her way up to the C-suite, and has now been with the Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board (PRIM) for five years. Currently deputy chief investment officer, she is a member of the four-person executive team that runs the business, where she personally manages a pool of $40 billion in assets.

Finance Gets Fresh At Student Banking Competition

It’s safe to say that one would not generally associate financial literacy with rap music, apart from the occasional bankrupt former star’s lack thereof. However, one group of student bankers from Medway High School’s Charles River Bank branch brought the two very different industries of banking and hip-hop together for a constructive purpose at...
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Finance Gets Fresh At Student Banking Competition

It’s safe to say that one would not generally associate financial literacy with rap music, apart from the occasional bankrupt former star’s lack thereof. However, one group of student bankers from Medway High School’s Charles River Bank branch brought the two very different industries of banking and hip-hop together for a constructive purpose at...

Richard Hamilton

A little over a decade ago, the staff at Mansfield Bank brought in Richard Hamilton to bolster their burgeoning commercial lending department. They knew they had gotten someone with credentials. They knew they had gotten someone who could navigate the business landscape. They likely didn’t know that they had gotten some who would dress up as Santa Claus each holiday season and lead a team of elves around the bank, spreading Christmas cheer.

Lori Meads

Giving back to the community is an important mission in Lori Meads’ professional and personal life. It’s evident in the lengthy list of organizations with which she is involved.

Patrick Thorpe

It’s clear that Patrick Thorpe, president and CEO of BankGloucester, views himself not as an individual, but as an extension of the bank and a representation of the work it does for the community.

Melvin Tutiven

Melvin Tutiven has been nicknamed the “ambassador of Jamaica Plain” by his coworkers, and the sheer amount work he does in that corner of the city makes the epithet seems only appropriate. Besides running the day-to-day operations of East Boston Savings Bank’s (EBSB) JP location as branch manager, Tutiven serves as president of the...

There’s More To Our Energy Future Than Meets The Eye, Or the Lungs

It’s good to live in Massachusetts. If you like good food, good music, good sports, we’ve usually got you covered. If you’re into breathing, we’ve definitely got you covered. In general, historically it has been good to live in Massachusetts if you care about the environment, and about innovations in clean energy. I always...

RHA Recognizes Walsh, Curtis For Work In Affordable Housing

Top members of the commonwealth’s affordable and rental housing scene gathered at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute yesterday to celebrate the Rental Housing Association’s latest round of award winners for excellence in the industry. The public sector winner was Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, while WinnDevelopment President Lawrence H. Curtis was the recipient for...

Guest Post: Fabulous Women – Mika Brzezinski

Today’s guest post is from Judith Bowman’s Fabulous Woman series, which profiles top tier, women business leaders who share their personal stores and advice. In this installment, she talks with Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and founder of the “Know Your Value” movement for women, who was recently in town as part of...

Calare Secures ‘Best Building’ In Transforming I-93 Submarket

Hudson-based Calare Properties recently acquired an 84,000-square-foot mixed-use building in Canton. Located at 95 Shawmut Road in the Shawmut industrial park, the building is currently 100 percent leased to five tenants. President Bryan Blake said that the occupants were a primary factor in attracting Calare to the property, featuring diverse and publicly traded service and...

Rep. Lynch: Small Bank Regulatory Relief Bill In The Works

A forthcoming bill aimed at easing regulatory burden on community banks would loosen up examination schedules and eliminate some call reports and schedules for smaller, less complex institutions, Boston’s Rep. Stephen Lynch said yesterday at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Forum. At the chamber’s government affairs forum, Lynch described the regulatory...

Randolph Automotive’s $2.5M Redevelopment Opens To The Public

The Randolph Automotive Servicenter, located at 1245 North Main St. in Randolph, opened for business yesterday after several months of redevelopment and expansion. The family-owned and -operated business used a $2.5 million loan to upgrade its service garage to six bays with 3,740 square feet of operating space, along with an attached office and...