Merrimack County Savings Bank (The Merrimack) has announced the appointment of Christiana Thornton of New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF) and Chris Brown of New Hampshire Distributors LLC, to their Board of Directors.
Thornton is CEO of NHHEAF located in Concord, NH, and was previously CEO of NH Bankers Association. She is a member of the Education Finance Council, National Council of Higher Education Resources, Student Loan Servicing Alliance, New England Council, Business and Industry Association and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce.
Brown, a lifelong resident of Concord, NH, is CEO, President and Chair of the Board for New Hampshire Distributors LLC, also located in Concord. NH Distributors, a third generation organization established in 1946 is a beverage distribution company that represents worldwide beer products from Anheuser-Busch InBev and Heineken USA, as well as many craft beers, energy drinks, waters and sodas.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Christiana and Chris to our board,” said Linda Lorden, President of Merrimack County Savings Bank. “The Merrimack has been dedicated to improving the local economy of the communities we serve, since the Bank was founded in 1867. Christiana’s background with NH Bankers instilled in her a true desire to see community banking thrive, while Chris’ deep ties to the Concord community ensures we are serving our local people to the best of our ability. As effective and influential business leaders, Christiana and Chris will make sure the community’s best interests are being met.”
“I’m excited to be a part of The Merrimack County Savings Bank family,” said Thornton. “I look forward to working with Linda and fellow Board Members to continue providing exemplary banking services. I also look forward to doing all that is possible to make the communities we serve better places to live.”
“Joining The Merrimack County Savings Bank board is a natural fit for me, as The Merrimack is the local community bank I’ve known and grown up with,” continued Brown. “The Merrimack has always set a high standard for corporate leadership and they continue to go above and beyond in their generosity and commitment to improving the areas and towns they serve.”