Ryan Hess Named Vice President / Commercial Team Leader

Florence Bank is pleased to announce that Ryan Hess of Springfield has joined the staff as vice president / commercial team leader.

Hired in June, Ryan has over 11 years of experience in banking, serving in roles from credit analyst and portfolio manager to leadership in commercial lending. He most recently served as chief lending officer for a locally based startup bank and played a key role in its founding.

He came to Florence Bank for its reputation as a community partner. “It’s a well-managed and successful bank that’s never strayed from community involvement and serving the community,” Ryan says.

 In his work as a lender, Ryan enjoys delivering solutions to business customers. “It’s very rewarding. These are peoples’ livelihoods. There’s an impact and story there,” he says.

 Ryan’s first few months have solidified his perspective on Florence Bank, and he says, “It’s been evident from the first minute I was in the office that Florence has a great corporate culture.”

 A Springfield native, Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stonehill College. In addition to his professional accomplishments, he serves as co-chair of the Ronald McDonald House Golf Committee, is a member of the Make-A-Wish Golf Committee, and is vice-chair of the Springfield Zoning Board of Appeals.