Westfield, MA—— Kelly Pignatare, Vice President/Regional Manager of Westfield Bank, became a 2023 Graduate from the New England School for Financial Studies, a school established by the Massachusetts Bankers Association.

The NESFS is a two-year program that was established to teach banking professionals how to adapt in an ever-changing industry. Pignatare attended the NESFS, which focused on strategic planning, leadership skills, marketing, and ethics within the banking industry.

Pignatare has spent 22 years in the banking industry, 16 of those years have been with Westfield Bank. In her role she oversees a network of branches, including employee development, customer service, retail and business product sales and business development. She has also been active in the community and currently serves as a Board Member for Pathlight.

About Westfield Bank


Westfield Bank, headquartered in Westfield, Massachusetts, is a federally chartered savings bank organized in 1853 and is the largest publicly traded bank headquartered in Western Massachusetts. The Bank is a full-service community-oriented financial institution offering a complete range of commercial and retail products and services. Currently, the Bank has twenty-five branch offices, fifty-four ATMs, and an additional thirty-one seasonal ATMs and serves Hampden and Hampshire counties in Western Massachusetts and Hartford and Tolland counties in Northern Connecticut. The Bank’s middle market and commercial real estate lending team is based in Springfield, Massachusetts, and has a general regulatory limit on loans to one borrower of $40.4 million. As of June 30, 2023, the Bank employed 330 full and part-time employees, had $2.6 billion in total assets, $2.0 billion in its loan portfolio, and $2.2 billion in total deposits. The Bank is regulated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. As a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Bank’s deposits are insured up to the maximum FDIC insurance coverage limits. To learn more, visit the bank’s website at

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