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Bristol County Savings Bank Names Ferrara Senior Vice President/Chief Human Resource Officer

Photo of James Ferrara, Senior Vice President/Chief Human Resource OfficerTAUNTON, MA, August 9, 2018 — Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB), headquartered in Taunton, Massachusetts, announces the appointment of James P. Ferrara to the position of Senior Vice President/Chief Human Resource Officer.  In this capacity, Ferrara is responsible for identifying business requirements and translating them into human capital strategies, including workforce planning, recruitment initiatives, associate development, increasing technologies and engagement assessment.

Previously, Ferrara held the position of Managing Director, Human Resources for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island in Providence.  Prior to his tenure there he spent more than 20 years in the financial services industry, serving as Senior Vice President, Head of Divisional Recruitment at Citizens Financial Group in Providence; Staffing Director, Fidelity Investments – Corporate Human Resources in Smithfield, Rhode Island; and Assistant Vice President, Human Resources at FleetBoston Financial (now Bank of America), Providence.

“We understand that our employees are one of our most important assets as they are asked to help carry out our mission to support our communities by making them a better place to live and work,” said Patrick Murray, President & CEO of Bristol County Savings Bank. “We are confident that Jim will identify and institute the right strategies to maximize human resources.”

Ferrara is active as an Executive Board Member of the Alumni Association at University of Rhode Island and also often visits the campus to teach students interviewing techniques, personal branding awareness and salary negotiation skills.  He is a graduate of Leadership Rhode Island and later served on its Board of Directors.  His past activity in the community includes President of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Greenville, Rhode Island and Board Member for the March of Dimes’ Rhode Island Chapter.

Ferrara earned his bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island and has completed several master’s degree courses at URI, Gonzaga University in Spokane Washington and Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia. He also graduated from the Leadership Development Program at Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts.  Ferrara resides with his family in West Greenwich, Rhode Island.