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Board of Directors


Donna L. Abelli - Chair


Ms. Abelli, 60, is a certified public accountant and has since September 2017 been an Assistant Professor at Ricciardi College of Business, Bridgewater State University. Ms. Abelli has for a portion of the last five years 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 named 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.
 
The Board and the nominating committee have determined that Ms. Abelli is qualified to serve as a director based upon her prior service as a director of the Company and of Rockland Trust, her mature business judgment, her inquisitive and objective perspective, her familiarity with the communities that Rockland Trust serves, her prior service as a Chief Financial Officer of publicly-traded companies, and her designation as a certified public accountant.

Michael P. Hogan


Mike Hogan of Rockland TrustMr. Hogan, 58, has, for at least the last five years, served as 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 and is co-chair of the Commonwealth Housing Task Force, a group dedicated to promoting a consensus housing agenda focused on solving Massachusetts’ housing needs. 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 NAIOP. Mr. Hogan has served as a director of the Company and of Rockland Trust since 2017.
 

The Board and the nominating committee have determined that Mr. Hogan is qualified to serve as a director based upon his prior service as a director of the Company and of Rockland Trust, his mature business judgment, his inquisitive and objective perspective, and his familiarity with the communities that Rockland Trust serves.


Kevin J. Jones


Mr. Jones, 67, has, for at least the last five years, been 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.
 
The Board and the nominating committee have determined that Mr. Jones is qualified to serve as a director based upon his prior service as a director of the Company and of Rockland Trust, his mature business judgment, his inquisitive and objective perspective, his familiarity with the communities that Rockland Trust serves, and his prior service as a director of another bank.

Mary L. Lentz


Ms. Lentz, 64, has worked for the past 22 years for McCall & Almy, a Boston-based commercial real estate brokerage and advisory services firm. Ms. Lentz currently serves as an Executive Vice President and Partner of McCall & Almy. Ms. Lentz has 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.

The Board and the nominating committee have determined that Ms. Lentz is qualified to serve as a director based upon her prior service as a director of the Company and of Rockland Trust, her mature business judgment, her inquisitive and objective perspective, and her familiarity with the communities that Rockland Trust serves.


Eileen C. Miskell


Ms. Miskell, 60, is a certified public accountant and for at least the last five years has served as 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 the Company 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 the Company in 2004. Ms. Miskell, while a director of Falmouth Bancorp, served as the chair of its audit committee. Ms. Miskell has served as a director of the Company and of Rockland Trust since 2005.
 
The Board and the nominating committee have determined that Ms. Miskell is qualified to serve as a director based upon her prior service as a director of the Company and of Rockland Trust, her mature business judgment, her inquisitive and objective perspective, her familiarity with the communities that Rockland Trust serves, her prior service as a director of another bank, and her designation as a certified public accountant.

John J. Morrissey


Mr. Morrissey, 51, is a practicing attorney and is a 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 Vice 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 lawyers and act as an administrative tribunal to consider disciplinary charges brought against attorneys practicing in Massachusetts. Mr. Morrissey is Treasurer 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.
 
The Board and the nominating committee have determined that Mr. Morrissey is qualified to serve as a director based upon his prior service as a director of the Company and Rockland Trust, his mature business judgment, his inquisitive and objective perspective, his familiarity with the communities Rockland Trust serves, and his prior service as a director of another bank.

Gerard F. Nadeau

 
Mr. Nadeau, 59, 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.
 
 The Board and the nominating committee have determined that Mr. Nadeau is qualified to serve as a director based upon his mature business judgment, his inquisitive and objective perspective, his familiarity with the communities that Rockland Trust serves, and his commercial lending expertise.

Daniel F. O'Brien


Mr. O'Brien, 62, 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 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 has served as a director of Rockland Trust and the Company 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 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.
 
The Board and the nominating committee have determined that Mr. O'Brien is qualified to serve as a director based upon his prior service as a director of the Company and of Rockland Trust, his mature business judgment, his inquisitive and objective perspective, his familiarity with the communities that Rockland Trust serves, his prior service as a director of other banks, and his designation as a certified public accountant.

Christopher Oddleifson

 
Mr. Oddleifson, 59, 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.
 
The Board and the nominating committee have determined that Mr. Christopher Oddleifson is qualified to serve as a director based upon his experience as our President and Chief Executive Officer, his prior service as a director of the Company and of Rockland Trust, his mature business judgment, his inquisitive and objective perspective, his prior experience at another bank, and his familiarity with the communities that Rockland Trust serves.

Fred Taw


fred tawMr. Taw, 67, is the owner of the Golden Temple, a restaurant in Brookline, Massachusetts and has served as a director of Rockland Trust and the Company since 2015. 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.
 
The Board and the nominating committee have determined that Mr. Taw is qualified to serve as a director based upon his prior service as a director of the Company and of Rockland Trust, his mature business judgment, his inquisitive and objective perspective, his familiarity with the communities that Rockland Trust serves, and his prior service as a director of another bank.

Brian S. Tedeschi


brian tedeschiMr. Tedeschi, 68, is a retired real estate developer and, for part of the last five years, has been a 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.

The Board and the nominating committee have determined that Mr. Tedeschi is qualified to serve as a director based upon his prior service as a director of the Company and of Rockland Trust, his mature business judgment, his inquisitive and objective perspective, and  his familiarity with the communities that Rockland Trust serves.


Thomas R. Venables

 
Mr. Venables, 63, served as the President and Chief Executive Officer 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 Chief Executive Officer 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 Chief Executive Officer and as a director for the last 11 years of his tenure. Mr. Venables has served as a director of Rockland Trust and the Company since 2009.
 
The Board and the nominating committee have determined that Mr. Venables is qualified to serve as a director based upon his prior service as a director of the Company and of Rockland Trust, his mature business judgment, his inquisitive and objective perspective, his familiarity with the communities that Rockland Trust serves, and his prior service as a director of other banks.