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MountainOne Elects New Board Members

Monday, January 25, 2021

MountainOne Chair Daniel Bosley is pleased to announce the election of two new Trustees to the board of MountainOne Financial, MHC. Antony Haynes and Karen Zink were elected to fill vacant positions on the Board of Trustees, and were also simultaneously elected as Directors of MountainOne Financial, Inc. and MountainOne Bank.

In welcoming Haynes and Zink, Bosley stated, “The entire Board looks forward to working with Antony and Karen. Their excellent reputations and deep histories of professional service and community engagement will be extremely beneficial to MountainOne.”

MountainOne President & CEO Robert Fraser noted, “I am thrilled to welcome Antony and Karen to the MountainOne family. I look forward to their strategic oversight and contributions to the future of MountainOne.”

Since 2015 Antony Haynes has been Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Assistant Professor of Law; Director of Cybersecurity and Privacy Law at Albany Law School. In this role, Mr. Haynes has been responsible for developing the law school’s cyber-security curriculum and its on-line academic program. He is also an experienced litigator focusing on intellectual property, securities, and criminal defense. Mr. Haynes grew up in the West Palm Beach, FL area and graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a degree in Computer Science. He subsequently earned a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to graduating from the USAF Academy, Mr. Haynes taught courses there in programming, developed the Academy’s Information Assurance curriculum and created the intercollegiate Cyber Defense Exercise. He also earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Haynes and his wife, Leticia S.E. Haynes, live in Williamstown with their children.

Karen Zink has been an active member of the MountainOne Berkshire Community Advisory Committee since 2019. Ms. Zink spent 37 years with Berkshire Gas, most recently as President & COO from 2004 until her retirement in December 2018. In this role she effectively led the organization through numerous significant changes, including three mergers, a 17-year performance based rate plan, 100% achievement of exceptional service quality results, a 13-month labor dispute, a complex moratorium of the Company’s so-called Eastern Division, and much more. Prior to her retirement, she led Berkshire Gas to reach a Settlement Agreement with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, resulting in a new multi-year rate plan that created value for the customers and the Company. Ms. Zink holds an MBA from Western New England University and graduated with a degree in Finance from Central Connecticut State University. She is active in the community and has previously been a board member of 1Berkshire and the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council. Karen is currently the board chair of Berkshire Film & Media Collaborative and is a board member of Berkshire Business & Professional Women, where she also serves as Co-Chair of its Mentoring Committee. She lives in Pittsfield with her husband, Rich, and has two grown children.

About MountainOne

MountainOne is a mutual holding company headquartered in North Adams, MA. Founded in 1848, MountainOne Bank provides a complete array of personal and business banking and electronic services. MountainOne Bank is Member FDIC and Member DIF. MountainOne Insurance provides personal and business insurance, bonding services, and group benefits solutions. The financial advisors of MountainOne Investments offer securities and advisory services to individuals and businesses through Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency or MountainOne Investments. MountainOne Bank is not a registered broker-dealer or Registered Investment Adviser. MountainOne Bank and MountainOne Insurance are not affiliated with Commonwealth. Products and services are offered at full service offices in the Berkshires (Pittsfield, North Adams, Williamstown) and on Boston’s South Shore (Quincy, Rockland, Scituate). MountainOne Investments’ main office is located at 85 Main Street, Suite 100, North Adams, MA 01247. (413) 664-4025

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