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Bristol County Savings Bank Promotes Kolarik and Silva to Executive Vice President Positions

TAUNTON, MA, July 12, 2018 — Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB), headquartered in Taunton, Massachusetts, announces the promotions of Jeffrey Kolarik to Executive Vice President/Senior Operations Officer and John Silva to Executive Vice President/Commercial Lending.  In this new capacity, Kolarik is responsible for the operations of the deposit & loan, electronic banking, call center,  BSA (Bank Secrecy Act) security and fraud prevention functions, as well as retail banking.  Silva will continue to manage and develop the Rhode Island commercial banking market by maintaining, servicing and growing business loan, cash management and deposit relationships.

“Both Jeff and John have demonstrated the necessary leadership skills and expertise to successfully manage their respective teams during a period of extraordinary growth for the Bank,” said Patrick Murray, President & CEO of Bristol County Savings Bank.  “We are confident that their promotions to the Executive Management Team will help keep us on the right course to best serve our customers and the community as a whole moving forward.”

Photo of Jeff Kolarik, Executive Vice President/Senior Operations OfficerKolarik joined Bristol County Savings Bank as Senior Vice President in early 2017.  Prior to his tenure at the Bank, he held a number of positions with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island in Providence, including Vice President, Strategic Relationships and Vice President, Client Operations.  Previously, Kolarik served as SVP, Regional Services; SVP, Commercial Shared Services; SVP, Enterprise Payments; and SVP/Core Operations for Citizens Financial Group, Inc. in Providence and Vice President, Bank Operations with Fleet Financial Group, Boston, Massachusetts.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island.  Kolarik resides in Warwick, Rhode Island.

Photo of John Silva, Executive Vice President Commercial LendingPrior to being named Senior Vice President at Bristol County Savings Bank in 2016, Silva held several positions at Santander and its predecessor banks, including Senior Vice President, New England Regional Director in Santander Bank’s Business Banking Department.  For most of his more than 25-year career at Santander, he worked out of its Providence, Rhode Island office.  Silva is active as a Board Member for Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy where he also serves on the Finance Committee.  In addition, he is a Board Member for the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce and Fall River Office of Economic Development.  He earned his Master of Business Administration degree at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island. Silva resides in Bristol with his wife and children.