BMO Bank of Montreal Appoints New Vice-Presidents for New Brunswick and Prince
MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK -- (Marketwired) -- 10/01/13 -- BMO Bank of
Montreal today announced the appointments of Cheryl Dawson as
Vice-President for Eastern New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island and
Lee Winchester as Vice-President for Western New Brunswick.
Ms. Dawson will assume leadership of a team of 105 professionals who
serve customers through BMO's network of 13 branches in Eastern New
Brunswick & Prince Edward Island, while Mr. Winchester will oversee
BMO's 14 branches in Western New Brunswick.
"Throughout their careers at BMO, Ms. Dawson and Mr. Winchester have
demonstrated a commitment and passion to customer service and sales,
in addition to being actively involved in the community," said
Carolyn Booth, Senior Vice-President, Atlantic Provinces Division,
BMO Bank of Montreal. "With the establishment of an additional
vice-president position in New Brunswick and PEI and the appointments
of Ms. Dawson and Mr. Winchester, we want to ensure that we are
closely attuned to our clients' needs and the communities we serve in
both provinces," added Mrs. Booth.
Ms. Dawson holds an MBA from Dalhousie and has twelve years
experience with BMO in various roles, including her previous position
where she acted as Personal Banking Area Manager for Langley-Fraser
Valley in British Columbia. Mr. Winchester holds an MBA from
Dalhousie and began his career with BMO in 1996 at Corner Brook Main
Office in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. He was previously Personal
Banking Area Manager for Western New Brunswick, and is a Past
President of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce.
"My colleagues and I are committed to helping our customers make
sense of financial matters and providing personalized financial
solutions during each branch visit or conversation," said Ms. Dawson.
"We need our clients' trust and satisfaction to continue growing our
business in Western New Brunswick," added Mr. Winchester.
Allison Hakomaki, who oversaw BMO's operations in New Brunswick and
PEI, has been promoted to Vice President, Commercial Banking for
"My colleagues and I look forward to helping local entrepreneurs
achieve their business objectives while contributing to the economic
growth of Atlantic Canada," said Ms. Hakomaki. "BMO Bank of Montreal
is currently the number one small business lender in Atlantic Canada,
and we urge businesses to get their share of the $10 billion in
credit BMO has made available to give them access to the capital they
need to grow."
BMO Bank of Montreal has served residents of New Brunswick since July
1867, and now operates 24 branches in the province as well as three
in Prince Edward Island where it has been a part of the province's
socio-economic life since 1907.
About BMO Financial Group
Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a
highly diversified North American financial services organization.
With total assets of $549 billion as at July 31, 2013, and more than
46,000 employees, BMO Financial Group provides a broad range of
personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment
banking products and solutions.
Ronald Monet, Montreal
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