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Board of Directors


Donna L. Abelli - Chair


Ms. Abelli is a certified public accountant and since September 2017 been an Assistant Professor at Ricciardi College of Business, Bridgewater State University. Ms. Abelli has served as a Consulting Chief Financial Officer for private companies. Ms. Abelli previously served on an interim basis as the Chief Financial Officer of publicly-traded companies and various private companies, primarily in the life sciences industries, and as the Chief Financial Officer of a publicly-traded company. Ms. Abelli began her accounting career at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC LLP) where she was a partner and, from 1998 to 1999, was President of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs. Ms. Abelli was named Chair of the Board of Rockland Trust and the Company in 2012 and has served as a director of the Company and of Rockland Trust
since 2005.

Michael P. Hogan


Mike Hogan of Rockland TrustMr. Hogan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the A.D. Makepeace Company, the world’s largest cranberry grower and the largest private property owner in eastern Massachusetts. Prior to joining that privately-owned company based in Wareham, Massachusetts, Mr. Hogan was President of MassDevelopment, the economic development authority for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. While at MassDevelopment, he served as cabinet officer for two Massachusetts governors. Mr. Hogan serves on the Ocean Spray Board of Directors. Previously, he served as Mayor of Marlborough, Massachusetts. Mr. Hogan serves on the Executive Board of the Associated Industries of Massachusetts and is on the board of directors of the commercial real estate development organization known as National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. Mr. Hogan has served as a director of the Company and of Rockland Trust since 2017.

Kevin J. Jones


Mr. Jones serves as the Treasurer of Plumbers' Supply Company, a wholesale plumbing supply company, in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Mr. Jones has served as a director of Rockland Trust since 1997 and as a director of the Company 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.
 
 
 

Mary L. Lentz


Ms. Lentz served as an Executive Vice President and Partner of McCall & Almy, a Boston-based commercial real estate brokerage and advisory services firm, until 2018, when she moved to a consultant role with the firm. Ms. Lentz has over 35 years of commercial real estate experience, including prior work as Chief Operating Officer of a publicly-traded real estate investment trust. Ms. Lentz specializes in advising healthcare, corporate, and non-profit institutions with real estate leasing, acquisition, and disposition strategies. Ms. Lentz has served as a director of the Company and of Rockland Trust since 2016.



Eileen C. Miskell


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

John J. Morrissey


Mr. Morrissey is a practicing attorney and founding partner of the Braintree, Massachusetts law firm Morrissey, Wilson & Zafiropoulos LLP, practicing in the areas of litigation, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, and real estate. Mr. Morrissey currently serves as a Chair of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers of the Supreme Judicial Court. The Board of Bar Overseers was established as an independent administrative body to investigate complaints against attorneys and act as an administrative tribunal to consider disciplinary charges brought against attorneys practicing in Massachusetts. Mr. Morrissey is President Elect of the Massachusetts Bar Association and a Member of its Executive Management Board. Mr. Morrissey is a Life Fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Mr. Morrissey previously served as a director of Central Bancorp, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Central Co-operative Bank d/b/a Central Bank until November 2012, when Central Bancorp, Inc. was merged with and into the Company. Mr. Morrissey has served as a director of the Company and of Rockland Trust since 2012.

Gerard F. Nadeau

 
Mr. Nadeau was named the President of Rockland Trust on March 16, 2017. Mr. Nadeau previously served as the Executive Vice President, Commercial Lending of Rockland Trust since July 1, 2007. Mr. Nadeau has worked at Rockland Trust in a variety of capacities since 1984, serving as a Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending from 1992 until 2007. Mr. Nadeau has served as a director of the Company and of Rockland Trust since 2017.
 

 

Daniel F. O'Brien


Mr. O'Brien is a certified public accountant and owner and president of O'Brien, Riley and Ryan, a CPA firm located in Braintree, Massachusetts. Mr. O'Brien is also the manager of State Street Wealthcare Advisors, LLC, a financial services company. Mr. O'Brien is also a practicing attorney. 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 2009, when Benjamin Franklin Bancorp, Inc. was merged with and into the Company. 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. Mr. O'Brien has served as a director of the Company and of Rockland Trust since 2009.

Christopher Oddleifson

 
Mr. Oddleifson has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and as the Chief Executive Officer of Rockland Trust since 2003. Mr. Oddleifson was also the President of Rockland Trust from 2003 to 2017. 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 the Company and of Rockland Trust since 2003.

William M. Parent

 

Bill Parent

Mr. Parent was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Hills Banks, Blue Hills Bancorp, Inc., and its predecessor company since 2010. Prior to that Mr. Parent served as a partner and chief investment officer at Grail Partners, a boutique merchant bank. Mr. Parent has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, including 16 years at Bank of Boston and its successor companies, FleetBoston and Bank of America, where he held senior executive roles in Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Bank Management, and Private Equity Investing. Mr. Parent is a non-practicing Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bentley University. Mr. Parent has served as a member of the Board of Directors for over a dozen middle market companies covering the financial services, retail, and distributions and manufacturing sectors. Mr. Parent currently serves as the Board Chair for the YMCA of Greater Boston and on the Board of Directors for the Boston Police Athletics/Activities League and the New England Council.

David A. Powers

 

Dave Powers

Mr. Powers worked for decades in the insurance industry, most recently as a Vice President of Burgin Platner & Company LLC in Quincy, Massachusetts. Prior to joining Burgin Platner Mr. Powers was a partner at the insurance agency known as Charles A. Powers and Sons, LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Powers is affiliated with the Rotary Clubs of Hingham and Hull.
 
 
 
 
 

Scott Smith

 

Scott Smith

Mr. Smith is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of The SC Group, which he co-founded in 2013. The SC Group provides services to philanthropic organizations throughout New England with respect to strategic planning, program development, board development, Executive Director searches, and fund raising. Mr. Smith has over 26 years of experience in the philanthropic sector and has held previously held Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director, and Vice President of Operations positions. Mr. Smith is immediate past Board Chair of the Thomas M. Menino YMCA in Boston, serves on the Lt. Governor’s Interagency Council and the Mayor’s Commission on Homelessness, and is the Co-Chair of the Hyde Park 150th Anniversary Committee. Mr. Smith is a graduate of Salisbury University.
 

Fred Taw


fred tawMr. Taw is the owner of the Golden Temple, a restaurant in Brookline, Massachusetts. Mr. Taw is an active member of the local Asian community and participant in Asian community service organizations, including South Cove Community Health Center, the premier Asian community health center of Massachusetts, with which Mr. Taw has worked closely since its inception in 1972. Mr. Taw previously served as a director of Peoples Federal Bancshares, Inc. until February 2015, when it was merged with and into the Company. Mr. Taw has served as a director of the Company and of Rockland Trust since 2015.
 
 

Brian S. Tedeschi


brian tedeschiMr. Tedeschi is a retired real estate developer and Director of Tedeschi Food Shops, Inc. Mr. Tedeschi has served as a director of Rockland Trust since 1980 and as a director of the Company since 1991.


 

 

 


Thomas R. Venables

 
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 2009, when Benjamin Franklin Bancorp, Inc. was merged with and into the Company. 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 has served as a director of the Company and Rockland Trust since 2009.