Reading Cooperative Bank (RCB) appoints Yvonne Garcia to its board of directors

Yvonne Garcia joins Reading Cooperative Bank board

Chief of Staff to the Chairman and CEO of State Street and Global Head of Internal Communications appointed to the Bank’s Board of Directors

Yvonne’s background in business management, operations and marketing will provide important insight and a wide range of experiences to the Board of Directors as we expand our market share on the North Shore.

— Julie Thurlow, President and CEO of Reading Cooperative Bank

READING, MA, UNITED STATES, Feb. 7, 2022 / — Reading Cooperative Bank (RCB) has announced the appointment of Yvonne Garcia, Chief of Staff to the Chairman and CEO of State Street and Global Head of Communications internally to its board of directors. In her leadership role at State Street, Yvonne is responsible for setting and implementing the CEO’s strategic priorities and State Street’s internal communications strategy for approximately 39,000 global employees and leadership platforms.

“Yvonne is an outstanding leader in Boston’s corporate, banking and nonprofit sectors. His background in business management, operations, communications and marketing will bring important knowledge and a wide range of experience to the Board of Directors as we expand our market share on the North Shore. said Julie Thurlow, President and CEO of RCB “Furthermore, her advocacy for women and Latinas in leadership, particularly in the financial sector, sends a powerful message to our teams regarding their career opportunity in Reading. Co-operative Bank.”

Prior to State Street, Yvonne served as Director of Marketing and Distribution Strategy for Liberty Mutual. Prior to Liberty Mutual, she was Vice President of Bank of America’s China Construction Bank Strategic Assistance Program, where she created and implemented a pilot project of five new Wealth Management Centers across China, which allowed the bank to have more than 80 centers throughout the country.

An active local and national community leader, Yvonne served as president of the nation’s largest Latino professional organization, ALPFA, and co-founder of Milagros para Niños, an initiative of Children’s Hospital Boston. Yvonne was nominated by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to serve on the board of directors of the state’s Latino Advisory Commission and served as president of the Greater Boston Housewife’s Network, and now sits on its committee. executive.

Yvonne has been featured in Fortune magazine in partnership with ALPFA as one of America’s 50 Most Powerful Latinas four years in a row and was named to Boston Business Journal’s Power 50. Last year, Yvonne was recognized by the Journal’s Boston Business Women Who Mean Business and by Yahoo Finance on their Top 25 Heroes list, which showcases leaders who champion women in business and drive change for workplace diversity. genders in the workplace.

“It’s an honor to be invited to join the RCB Board of Directors,” said Garcia. “RCB’s strategic business model and talent management team are uniquely positioned to enable the organization to further expand into new consumer markets.”

Yvonne holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Boston University and a BA from SUNY and is a Six Sigma Black Belt. She also received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Cambridge College in Boston and, more recently, an Honorary Doctorate of Commerce from the New England School of Business.

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Shanna Cahalane, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Reading Cooperative Bank
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About Reading Cooperative Bank:
Reading Cooperative Bank is a depositor-owned cooperative founded in 1886. This community-focused North Shore financial services provider has branches in Reading, Wilmington, North Reading, Andover, Burlington, Lynn, Nahant and an office temporary office in Lawrence, MA as the permanent office is under construction. They also operate teaching branches at Northeast Metro Tech in Wakefield (open to the public) and Reading Memorial High School (students and staff only), as well as an online branch at

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