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Fidelity Bank appoints Joseph Silva to lead Commercial Banking team

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Fidelity Bank appoints Joseph Silva to lead Commercial Banking team

Silva brings extensive experience, impressive results to drive Fidelity Bank’s LifeDesign approach

(Leominster, Mass.) Fidelity Bank today announced the appointment of Joseph Silva to Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Banking Officer, effective immediately. In this role, he will lead all aspects of Commercial Banking and Cash Management sales with a focus on growing the business while also embracing Fidelity Bank’s LifeDesign approach. He succeeds Barry Bliss, Chief Commercial Banking Officer, who recently announced his retirement forthcoming in August.

“Joe has extensive experience in credit, lending and business development, as well as leading teams toward exceptional results in client-focused growth,” said Christopher W. McCarthy, President & COO. “He is a positive, collaborative and innovative leader, making him a terrific match for our LifeDesign approach to banking.”

Silva joins Fidelity Bank from Pawtucket Credit Union, where he served as Head of Commercial Lending for the past nine years. Prior to Pawtucket Credit Union, he spent five years at Bank Rhode Island.
“Fidelity Bank has a strong reputation of understanding the complexities of today’s business environment by offering sound solutions to empower business owners and their companies,” said Silva. “As leader of the Commercial Banking teams, I’m committed to continuing the strong tradition of helping commercial clients realize their financial hopes and dreams.”
Silva received a bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal Communications from the University of Rhode Island and is also a graduate of the Bank Leadership Program from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.
He will be relocating to Massachusetts in the coming months with his wife, Saovala, and family.
About Fidelity Bank:
Founded in 1888, Fidelity Bank is one of the strongest independent community banks in Central and Eastern Massachusetts. Fidelity Bank’s unique LifeDesign approach to banking provides 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 14 full-service banking centers in Leominster, Worcester, Fitchburg, Needham, Gardner, Stow, 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. In 2020 Fidelity Bank was voted Worcester Telegram & Gazette Best Financial Services in Central Massachusetts and was named to the Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work list for the sixth time. As of December 31, 2020, the bank had total assets of approximately $1.1 billion. For more information, visit


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