President's Message

President's Message

Welcome to the Winchester Co-operative Bank website, your online link to the WCB community of banking services. For over 120 years the Bank has been helping people in our community meet their day to day banking needs and build toward their financial goals.

Winchester Cooperative Bank began a new fiscal year on May 1st. I am privileged to start the year as the new President of your community bank. I follow in the footsteps of Bob Hickey and his predecessor Ed Goodwin as only the third President in nearly forty years. Bob and Ed, together with our Board, dedicated staff and loyal customers, have shaped a bank that truly meets the needs of the community it serves. WCB remains a local, independent bank that is financially strong and focused on service to the community.

Over the past nine years I have been fortunate to be part of a WCB team that truly believes “serving you is our life’s work”. Although Bob Hickey has stepped down as President he will remain on our team serving as the new Chairman of the WCB Board of Directors. Bob has big shoes to fill in taking over for John Sullivan who retires from a life’s work of remarkable service to the Winchester Community and the WCB Board of Directors.

That Board has entrusted me to maintain our community roots and uphold our strong commitment of service to the WCB family of customers. My community banking experience will help in meeting that commitment. Experience, however, only provides a historical perspective. As I take over new responsibilities here at WCB I look forward to meeting with more of our loyal customer base. Please feel free to stop in and discuss your current banking needs or share your thoughts about community so that together we can preserve a strong, independent community bank that will meet the future needs of our growing WCB family.

Mark H. Kellett
President & CEO