bankESB Promotes Two to Officer

EASTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS, February 9, 2023 — bankESB recently announced that two of its employees have been promoted to officer. 


Heather Dameworth, of South Hadley, has been promoted to cash management and government banking administrator officer. Dameworth joined bankESB in 2021 as cash management – government banking administrator. She has over 18 years of banking experience including roles in accounting, call centers, and retail. Dameworth holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


Lora Thayer, of Westfield, has been promoted to commercial loan administrator officer. Thayer joined bankESB in 2003 as a teller and was promoted to loan servicing specialist in 2006. She joined the commercial team as commercial loan administrator in 2017 and was promoted to senior commercial loan administrator in 2021. Thayer is also a member of the Hometown Financial Group Checking Acquisition Team.


About bankESB

Founded in 1869 as Easthampton Savings Bank, bankESB is headquartered in Easthampton, Massachusetts and operates 11 branches throughout Western Massachusetts. Through its sponsorship and charitable giving program, The Giving Tree, bankESB and the Easthampton Savings Bank Charitable Foundation support non-profit organizations and causes throughout Hampden and Hampshire counties. In 2021, The Giving Tree donated nearly $352,000 and over the past decade has donated more than $3.1 million. For more information, visit


bankESB is a member of the Hometown Financial Group, a $4.5 billion mutual multi-bank holding company headquartered in Easthampton, Massachusetts, and the parent company of bankESB, bankHometown, and Abington Bank as well as Hometown Mortgage. For more information, visit


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