Cindy Hemeon-Plessner Named 2019’s Volunteer of the Year for NH’s Central Region by Granite United Way

Cindy Hemeon-PlessnerCindy Hemeon-Plessner, SVP and Marketing Officer for New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp (NHMB) and sister organizations Merrimack County Savings Bank, Meredith Village Savings Bank and NHTrust, has been recognized as Volunteer of the Year for 2019 in NH’s Central and Lakes Regions by Granite United Way. 

Each year, the Granite United Way recognizes extraordinary people and companies who align with their values of giving, advocating and volunteering. The Volunteer Award recognizes an individual who does critical, impactful work for the betterment of his/her local community. Hemeon-Plessner was singled out for her extraordinary commitment and leadership.

“We are fortunate to have Cindy among our volunteer leaders in our Central Region,” said Patrick Tufts, President and CEO of Granite United Way. “She shows incredible dedication to our community, and a passion for helping others. We are proud to present her with our 2019 Volunteer Award.”

 “We’re extremely proud of Cindy for being recognized by Granite United Way as the 2019 Volunteer of the Year for the Central Region,” said Gregg Tewksbury, President and CEO of NHMB. “This award distinguishes her 30-plus years of volunteerism, support and dedication to her local community. We’re very fortunate to have Cindy represent our companies through her compassionate leadership and strength. This recognition is very well-deserved!”

As a longtime supporter and volunteer of the United Way, Hemeon-Plessner is passionate about giving back. “I am overwhelmed and deeply humbled by this recognition,” said Hemeon-Plessner. “I started donating to the United Way when I was a teacher for Teach for America 30 years ago! I have volunteered for Days of Caring in Texas, California, Massachusetts and my beloved NH. I’m absolutely honored to receive this award and dedicate it to all my United Way co-workers over the last three decades.”

 Hemeon-Plessner is a member of the Community Impact Committee for Granite United Way, and has served as the Chair of several past Day of Caring events. She has also enjoyed a long history of community leadership and volunteerism, including with the NH Charitable Foundation, Lakes Region Children’s Auction and with the Boys and Girls Club of Central NH’s Endowment Committee.

Granite United Way is an experienced and trusted organization dedicated to leveraging the resources of investors and volunteers to create lasting change by addressing the underlying causes of our community’s most pressing needs. They are committed to improving the lives of individuals and families by supporting programs in the areas of education, income and health. Granite United Way works with over 1,000 companies, 25,000 investors and thousands of volunteers every year to make NH a better place to live, work and raise a family. Granite United Way serves the Southern Region (Manchester/Derry/Salem), Merrimack County, North Country, Central NH, Northern and Upper Valley Regions of NH and VT as well as Windsor County, VT.  For more information, visit

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. For more information, visit