Joanne Pearce Promoted to Chief Digital Officer at New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp

Joanne Pearce will be the first Chief Digital Officer at New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp (NHMB). In her new role, Pearce will create and implement NHMB’s digital transformation strategies, enhancing the customer experience for sister companies Merrimack County Savings Bank (the Merrimack), Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB), Savings Bank of Walpole (SBW) and NHTrust.

Pearce will also ensure that the organizations are maximizing the benefits of their existing digital applications, while she also researches, designs and recommends new solutions for the future.

“Joanne’s extensive background in technology combined with her expertise in risk management, make her the ideal candidate for Chief Digital Officer,” said Gregg Tewksbury, President and CEO of NHMB. “The benefits of ensuring long-term strategic planning plus a dedicated focus on new and emerging technologies provide the significant impact necessary for our success. Joanne’s leadership will help us to grow to new heights under NHMB’s unique mutual model.”

Pearce joined Meredith Village Savings Bank in 2002 as a Data Security Specialist. She was promoted in 2006 to Vice President of Risk. In 2009, she was promoted again to Senior Vice President, Risk Management Officer. Upon NHMB’s formation in 2013, Pearce was named SVP, Risk Management Officer for the full organization.

Pearce received graduate level certifications in Digital Transformation from MIT, in Banking from the American Bankers’ Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking and in Leadership from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her Master of Business Administration degree from the Kogod School of Business at American University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Trinity College.

Pearce is the current Chair for the Risk Committee at the NH Bankers’ Association. Active in her local community, she is a member of the School Board in Holderness. She is a member of the advisory board for the Salvation Army and has regularly volunteered at the Salvation Army’s Turkey Plunge. Pearce resides in Holderness with her family.

New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp, a shared services organization, was formed in 2013 when two New Hampshire-based community banks, Meredith Village Savings Bank and Merrimack County Savings Bank, formally affiliated – the first relationship of its kind in the state. This strategic partnership has positioned the banks to leverage each other’s strengths as they work together to advance a shared vision of maintaining and enhancing community banking standards and values. MillRiver Wealth Management joined as a third affiliate in 2015, combining the financial advisory divisions of MVSB and the Merrimack. Savings Bank of Walpole joined NHMB in 2018. In 2020, MillRiver Wealth Management affiliated with the New Hampshire Trust Company and Savings Bank of Walpole Wealth Management to become NHTrust. NHMB combined assets total more than $2.6 billion. For more information, visit nhmutual.com.