I'm a reporter at the Boston-based Warren Group. I cover the banking and lending beat for the weekly Banker & Tradesman, the monthly Commercial Record, and some of our other custom publications, including Banking New England and New Jersey Banker.
A scrapped bank takeover in Massachusetts has proven beneficial to Cambridge Bancorp. The $1.8 billion company said in a press release that it had hired Mark Thompson, a former CEO of Boston Private Bank & Trust, as president of its bank. Thompson also joined the board of Cambridge Trust.
JPMorgan Chase has named an ex-Amazon executive as its new head of customer experience for consumer banking and wealth management.Marbue Brown will oversee customer experience in Chase’s branch network, call centers and digital and mobile platforms. according to an internal memo provided to American Banker on Monday. He will report directly to Thasunda Duckett, the CEO of Chase’s Consumer Bank,
Bankers had such high hopes for 2017. The new presidential administration was supposed to usher in an era of tax reform, regulatory relief and business activity, but with the third quarter drawing to a close many regional banks are now readjusting their outlook for commercial lending this year.
I covered four small towns when I first started working for the Journal Inquirer in Manchester, Conn. in 2007. Lots and lots of meetings.
Have you ever used a typewriter?
Yes. My family didn't get a computer with Internet access until I was probably 13 or 14, so until then, I used a typewriter. I hated it and don’t really understand why my peers romanticize the typewriter.
How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?
I prefer concise pitches that can somehow tie into a larger trend. I hate buzzwords like "innovative." Show, don't tell.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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