Donna L. Abelli - Chair
Ms. Abelli is a certified public accountant and since September 2017 has 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.
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 is the President 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.
James O’Shanna Morton
Mr. Morton is the former President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston, Massachusetts’ largest social services provider offering programs that foster potential, promote the health and wellbeing, and encourage social responsibility for children and teenagers in the community. Prior to taking on his current role in April of 2015, Mr. Morton served as the President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Hartford. Mr. Morton earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from the Northeastern University School of Law and his Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin. Among many other committee and board roles, Mr. Morton is the Vice Chair of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, a member of the Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership, a member of the City of Boston’s My Brother’s Keeper Advisory Board, and serves on the board of Boston After School and Beyond.
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.
Susan Perry O'Day
Ms. O’Day is the President of A.W. Perry, Inc., managing the overall strategic direction and operations of the Boston-based real estate and investment services firm. Prior to assuming her current role in October 2020, Ms. O’Day served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at The Walt Disney Company for over 12 years. At Disney, she led the planning, implementation, and operations of IT systems and infrastructure. Before that, she served in senior leadership positions at both Bristol Myers Squibb and CSX Transportation. Ms. O’Day earned her master’s degree in business administration from the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary and her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from St. Lawrence University.
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.
Mr. Tengel has served as Chief Executive Officer of Independent Bank Corp. and Chief Executive Officer of Rockland Trust Company since February of 2023. Prior to that, he served as Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Specialty Banking at M&T Bank. Before M&T’s recent acquisition of People’s United Financial, Mr. Tengel was President of People’s United where he was responsible for commercial banking, retail banking, and wealth management. Mr. Tengel received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Marquette University and his M.B.A. from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
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.