Bay State Savings Bank’s Senior Lender Maria A. Heskes-Allard Receives New England Women in Banking Award September 8, 2020 WORCESTER, MA / September 2020 – Bay State Savings Bank is proud to announce SVP – Senior Lender Maria A. Heskes-Allard has been awarded among 2020’s New England Women in Banking by Banking New England Magazine. New England Women in Banking honors the most talented, ambitious, innovative, and philanthropic women in the New England banking industry. Mrs. Heskes-Allard, of Princeton, MA, holds over 30 years of experience in Commercial Lending in Central Massachusetts. Currently, as SVP – Senior Lender, she leads Bay State Savings Bank’s retail and commercial loan departments. Mrs. Heskes-Allard joined the Bank in 2016 as Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending and was promoted to SVP – Senior Lender in 2018. Prior to joining Bay State Savings Bank, she served as Senior Vice President of Clinton Savings Bank in Clinton, MA. Over four years, Mrs. Heskes-Allard has helped to grow Bay State Savings Bank’s Commercial and Retail Lending Departments, resulting in a 22% increase in total asset size, and 29% increase in the loan portfolio. Earlier this year, she was instrumental in guiding Bay State Savings Bank through the Paycheck Protection Program, overseeing the submission of more than 350 loans totaling in over $29,000,000 in funds for business owners who were affected by the economic impact of coronavirus. Mrs. Heskes-Allard holds an Associate Degree from Becker College, a BS from Southern New Hampshire University, a Certificate in Real Estate Finance from Boston University, and a Finance MBA from Assumption College. Currently, Mrs. Heskes-Allard serves as a Greater Worcester Community Foundation board member and is a member of its Scholarship Committee. She also serves on the Llewellyn Evans Scholarship Committee for Becker College. Read more about Mrs. Heskes-Allard in her feature on Banking New England’s website here.