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Sara Lauze has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Digital Banking Officer for New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp (NHMB). In this position, Lauze is responsible for digital banking customer support and related systems and services at Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) and Merrimack County Savings Bank (the Merrimack).
“Sara’s expertise and extensive background in all areas of bank operations have been great assets to the organization,” said Angela Strozewski, Senior Vice President and Operations Officer of NHMB. “She demonstrates outstanding leadership ability and is exceptional at managing digital services. I’m honored to promote her.”
Lauze joined the Merrimack in 2005 as an ATM Deposit Services Assistant. She has held several positions throughout her career in operations and information technology services, with specializations in demand deposit accounts and automated clearing house (ACH) services. In 2014, she was promoted to Operations Supervisor for NHMB, overseeing non-digital banking operations, and in 2015, she was promoted again to Digital Banking Officer.
Lauze is a graduate of New Hampshire Technical Institute and the Northern New England School of Banking. She also earned her Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) status in 2012 from the Project Management Institute.
New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp, a mutual holding company, was formed in 2013 when two New Hampshire-based community banks, Meredith Village Savings Bank and Merrimack County Savings Bank, formally affiliated – the first relationship of its kind in New Hampshire. This strategic partnership has positioned the Banks to leverage each other’s strengths as they work together to advance a shared vision of maintaining and enhancing their community banking standards and values. MillRiver Wealth Management joined as a third subsidiary of NHMB in 2015, combining the financial advisory divisions of MVSB and The Merrimack. NHMB combined assets total nearly $1.6 billion.