Armed with a degree in hotel administration from the University of New Hampshire, Bruce S. Weisberg embarked on a career that would set the stage for his proclivity for helping people. Although he began working in the hospitality industry, his volunteerism has carried over into his role as a banker.
From 1980 to 1984, Weisberg worked at Holiday Inns in Tennessee and Massachusetts, and Legal Seafood and J. Victors at Purcell’s in Boston. He joined USTrust as an accounting clerk in 1984 and worked his way up to vice president of administration before the bank was sold in 2000. Weisberg then began his career at Middlesex Savings Bank as vice president of administration and was promoted to senior vice president and real property manager in March 2006.
During his banking tenure, Weisberg continued his studies, successfully completing programs at the New England School of Banking at Williams College, the BAI Graduate School of Bank Operations at the University of Wisconsin, the BAI School of Operations and Technology at Vanderbilt University and the MetroWest Leadership Academy. He also earned his RPA certification from the Building Owners Management Institute (BOMI).
Weisberg’s hospitality background shines through in his interactions with staff. “The best aspects of my job are working with dedicated employees in all areas of the bank to create a great environment in which customers can conduct business, being able to represent Middlesex Savings Bank within the community, and making a difference,” he said.
Volunteering and community involvement are key components of Weisberg’s job, as well as his personality. It’s easy to see why he’s called the unofficial “Mayor of Natick.” His volunteer activities in the town run the gamut from the Affordable Housing Trust Board and Community Development Advisory Committee to the Natick Community Organic Farm Advisory Board and Event Planning Committee for Spooktacular/Art Walk/Downtown Lighting Celebrations. He also sits on the Natick Days Steering Committee, is treasurer of Natick Center Associates, treasurer of Kids Connect and is president/trustee of the South Natick Hills Condominium Trust.
These volunteer efforts have garnered several awards. Within the bank, Weisberg has been recognized for his volunteerism as two-time recipient of the annual Heart Award for community service. He also received the Natick Good Scout Award for Community Service, the Christine Tibor Award for the MetroWest ESL Fund and the Maurice and Lillian Geshelin Humanitarian Award. In addition, Natick’s 2013 Annual Town Report was recently dedicated to Weisberg.
Committed to preserving the environment, Weisberg spearheaded an energy efficiency project that completely revamped the Westborough operations center, resulting in a 100 percent solar powered facility. As co-chair of the bank’s Mission Green Committee, he helps organize earth-friendly events, such as the annual shred fest.
Weisberg and Serge, his husband of 34 years, enjoy traveling and have taken more than 30 cruises. He also finds joy spending time with friends and family and landscaping his yard.
Nominator Courtney O’Regan, from Middlesex Savings Bank’s marketing department, said, “Bruce does what he does not for the recognition, but simply because he believes that if you have the capacity to better the community in which you live and work, you should.”