Board of Directors

Donna L. Abelli

Chairman

Ms. Abelli is a certified public accountant, a Consulting Chief Financial Officer, and the Director of Administration of Stars, a non-profit early education and youth development organization based in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Ms. Abelli was named Chairman of the Board of Rockland Trust and Independent Bank Corp. on March 30, 2012 and has served as a director of Rockland Trust and Independent Bank Corp. since 2005. Ms. Abelli has, for part of the last five years, served on an interim basis as the Chief Financial Officer of two publicly-traded companies and various private companies. Ms. Abelli also previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of a publicly-traded company and, from 1998 to 1999, was the President of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs.
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William P. Bissonette

Board Member

Mr. Bissonnette is a certified public accountant and has for at least the last five years been a partner in the firm of Little & Bissonnette, CPAs located in Holliston, Massachusetts. Mr. Bissonnette has served as a director of Rockland Trust and Independent Bank Corp. since 2009. Mr. Bissonnette previously served as a director and Chair of the compensation committee of Benjamin Franklin Bancorp, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Benjamin Franklin Bank until April 10, 2009, when Benjamin Franklin Bancorp, Inc. was merged with and into Rockland Trust.
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Kevin J. Jones

Board Member

Mr. Jones has, for at least the last five years, been the Treasurer of Plumbers’ Supply Company, a wholesale plumbing supply company, in Fall River, Massachusetts. Mr. Jones has served as a director of Rockland Trust since 1997 and as a director of Independent Bank Corp. since 2000. Mr. Jones was previously appointed a director of Middleborough Trust Company in 1990 and served as director of that bank until 1992, when it was merged with and into Rockland Trust.
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Eileen C. Miskell

Board Member

Ms. Miskell is a certified public accountant and for at least the last five years has been the Treasurer of The Wood Lumber Company, a lumber company based in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Ms. Miskell has served as a director of Rockland Trust and Independent Bank Corp. since 2005. Ms. Miskell was previously appointed a director of Falmouth Bancorp, Inc., the holding company of Falmouth Bank, which was merged with and into Rockland Trust in 2004. Ms. Miskell, while a Falmouth Bancorp Director, served as the chair of its audit committee.
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John J. Morrissey

Board Member

Mr. Morrissey is a founding partner of the Braintree, Massachusetts law firm Morrissey, Wilson, Zafiropoulos LLP, a boutique law firm practicing in the areas of litigation, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, and real estate. Mr. Morrissey is a member of the Board of Bar Overseers’ Hearing Committee for Plymouth and Norfolk Counties. He is a member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys’ Board of Governors and the Massachusetts Bar Association’s House of Delegates. Mr. Morrissey was recently appointed Chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Judicial Administration Section Council for 2012-2013.
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Daniel F. O'Brien

Board Member

Mr. O’Brien is a certified public accountant and, for at least the last five years, has been owner and president of O’Brien, Riley and Ryan, a CPA firm located in Westwood, Massachusetts. Mr. O’Brien is also the manager of State Street Wealthcare Advisors, LLC, a financial services company, and State Street Consulting, LLC, a computer services consulting firm. Mr. O’Brien is also a practicing attorney. Mr. O’Brien has served as a director of Rockland Trust and Independent Bank Corp. since 2009. Mr. O’Brien previously served as a director and member of the audit committee of Benjamin Franklin Bancorp, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Benjamin Franklin Bank until April 10, 2009, when Benjamin Franklin Bancorp, Inc. was merged with and Independent Bank Corp. Mr. O’Brien also previously served as a director of Chart Bank until it was merged with and into Benjamin Franklin Bank, and served as chair of the Chart Bank audit committee
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Christopher Oddleifson

President & CEO

Mr. Oddleifson has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Rockland Trust and Independent Bank Corp. since 2003. From 1998 to 2002 Mr. Oddleifson was President of First Union Home Equity Bank, a national banking subsidiary of First Union Corporation in Charlotte, North Carolina. Until its acquisition by First Union, Mr. Oddleifson was the Executive Vice President, responsible for Consumer Banking, for Signet Bank in Richmond, Virginia. He has also worked as a management consultant for Booz, Allen and Hamilton in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Oddleifson has served as a director of Rockland Trust and Independent Bank Corp. since 2003.
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Carl Ribeiro

Board Member

Mr. Ribeiro, for at least the last five years, has been the owner and President of Carlson Southcoast Corporation, a holding company for several food industry businesses based in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Mr. Ribeiro is also the Chairman of Famous Foods, an internet food distributor based in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Mr. Ribeiro has served as a director of Rockland Trust and Independent Bank Corp. since 2008. Mr. Ribeiro was previously appointed a director of Slades Bank in 2005 and served as director of that bank and as the chair of its audit committee until 2008, when it was merged with and into Rockland Trust. Mr. Ribeiro also previously served as a director of Seacoast Financial Services Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiary Compass Bank until 2004, and as the chair of its audit committee.
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John H. Spurr, Jr.

Board Member

Mr. Spurr, for at least the last five years, has been either the President or held another executive officer position with A.W. Perry, Inc., a real estate investment company in Boston, Massachusetts, and its wholly-owned subsidiary A.W. Perry Security Corporation. Mr. Spurr has served as a director of Rockland Trust since 1985 and as a director of Independent Bank Corp. since 2000.
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Maurice H. Sullivan Jr.

Board Member

Mr. Sullivan served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Peoples Federal Bancshares, Inc. until February 2015 when it was merged with and into the Company. From 1971 until his retirement from legal practice in 2007, Mr. Sullivan was a practicing attorney representing businesses and individuals in the markets served by Peoples Federal.
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Fred Taw

Board Member

Mr. Taw is the owner of the Golden Temple, a well-known neighborhood restaurant in Brookline, Massachusetts. He has a long history of community service and is active in a number of local Asian service organizations, including the South Cove Community Health Center. Mr. Taw has been involved with South Cove since its inception in 1972 and previously served on the organization’s Board of Directors. South Cove is the premier Asian community health center of Massachusetts, serving 30,000 patients a year. Mr. Taw was instrumental in South Cove’s expansion from one small office in Boston’s Chinatown to two campuses in Boston and one in Quincy. Mr. Taw resides in Newton, Massachusetts with his wife Yibei Chen and their daughters Kelly Zhang and Natalie Taw.
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Brian S. Tedeschi

Board Member

Mr. Tedeschi is a retired real estate developer and, for at least the last five years, has been a Director of Tedeschi Food Shops, Inc. Mr. Tedeschi has also been, for part of the last five years, the Chairman of the Board of Tedeschi Realty Corporation, a real estate development company in Rockland, Massachusetts. Mr. Tedeschi has served as a director of Rockland Trust since 1980 and as a director of Independent Bank Corp. since 1991
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Thomas R. Venables

Board Member

Mr. Venables served as the President and CEO and as a director of Benjamin Franklin Bancorp, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Benjamin Franklin Bank from 2002 until April 10, 2009, when it was merged with and into Independent Bank Corp. Prior to 2002, Mr. Venables co-founded Lighthouse Bank of Waltham, Massachusetts in 1999 and served as its President and CEO and as a director. From 1998 to 1999, Mr. Venables was employed as a banking consultant with Marsh and McLennan Capital, Inc. He was employed by Grove Bank of Newton, Massachusetts from 1974 until it was acquired by Citizens Bank in 1997, serving as its President and CEO and as a director for the last 11 years of his tenure. Mr. Venables currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Ironwood Capital Management, LLC, an investment advisory company, and NeoSaej Corp., a technology company. Mr. Venables also serves as a director of the Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation, formerly known as the Benjamin Franklin Bank Charitable Foundation, an entity which is not affiliated with Independent Bank Corp. or Rockland Trust. Mr. Venables has served as a director of Rockland Trust and Independent Bank Corp. since 2009.
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