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Fidelity Bank promotes Paula Bernier to Vice President, Director of Mortgage Production

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Fidelity Bank promotes Paula Bernier to Vice President, Director of Mortgage Production

(Leominster, Mass.) Fidelity Bank today announced the promotion of Paula Bernier to Vice President, Director of Mortgage Production. In this role, she will continue to oversee the Mortgage Production Department and serve as an expert on residential lending for the banking center teams.
With more than 30 years of banking experience, Bernier has been with Fidelity Bank for 17 years working in a variety of lending roles. She also leads the bank’s Encompass digital upgrades program, serving as Encompass Administrator to support the strategic and technical initiatives with the system.

“This promotion is in recognition of Paula’s leadership and willingness to forge ahead with positivity in this world of change,” said Barbara Yanke, senior vice president, director of Residential Lending, Fidelity Bank. “Her continued commitment of providing confidence, clarity and care as part of our LifeDesign promise ensures our clients receive the best product for each unique situation to achieve a dream of homeownership.”

A resident of Athol, Bernier is a past recipient of the Fidelity Bank “Mission Accomplished” award for continuous improvement and holds certifications in leadership management and situation leadership. An active member of the community, Bernier devotes volunteer hours to the annual Keely’s Ride and supports Athol High School’s activities, functions, and fundraisers.
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About Fidelity Bank:
Founded in 1888, Fidelity Bank is one of the strongest independent community banks in Central and Eastern Massachusetts. For more than 20 years, Fidelity Bank’s unique LifeDesign approach to banking is a promise to provide the care and clarity needed to make informed decisions with confidence. The Bank offers a range of personal and business banking solutions to clients in 13 full-service banking centers in Leominster, Worcester, Fitchburg, Needham, Gardner, Shirley, Barre, Millbury, Paxton, Princeton, and Winchendon. The Bank has consistently earned a “5 Star” rating from BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading independent bank rating and research firm. Fidelity Bank was the only bank in Central and Western Massachusetts recognized as one of Forbes “America’s Best Banks in Each State 2022,” in addition to being voted Worcester Telegram & Gazette Best Financial Services in Central Massachusetts and placing on the Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work list six times. As of December 31, 2023, the bank had total assets of approximately $1.5 billion. For more information, visit

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