BMO Bank of Montreal

BMO Bank of Montreal

October 01, 2013 07:00 ET

BMO Bank of Montreal Appoints New Vice-Presidents for New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island

MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - Oct. 1, 2013) - BMO Bank of Montreal today announced the appointments of Cheryl Dawson as Vice-President for Eastern New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island and Lee Winchester as Vice-President for Western New Brunswick.

Ms. Dawson will assume leadership of a team of 105 professionals who serve customers through BMO's network of 13 branches in Eastern New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island, while Mr. Winchester will oversee BMO's 14 branches in Western New Brunswick.

"Throughout their careers at BMO, Ms. Dawson and Mr. Winchester have demonstrated a commitment and passion to customer service and sales, in addition to being actively involved in the community," said Carolyn Booth, Senior Vice-President, Atlantic Provinces Division, BMO Bank of Montreal. "With the establishment of an additional vice-president position in New Brunswick and PEI and the appointments of Ms. Dawson and Mr. Winchester, we want to ensure that we are closely attuned to our clients' needs and the communities we serve in both provinces," added Mrs. Booth.

Ms. Dawson holds an MBA from Dalhousie and has twelve years experience with BMO in various roles, including her previous position where she acted as Personal Banking Area Manager for Langley-Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Mr. Winchester holds an MBA from Dalhousie and began his career with BMO in 1996 at Corner Brook Main Office in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. He was previously Personal Banking Area Manager for Western New Brunswick, and is a Past President of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce.

"My colleagues and I are committed to helping our customers make sense of financial matters and providing personalized financial solutions during each branch visit or conversation," said Ms. Dawson.

"We need our clients' trust and satisfaction to continue growing our business in Western New Brunswick," added Mr. Winchester.

Allison Hakomaki, who oversaw BMO's operations in New Brunswick and PEI, has been promoted to Vice President, Commercial Banking for Atlantic Canada.

"My colleagues and I look forward to helping local entrepreneurs achieve their business objectives while contributing to the economic growth of Atlantic Canada," said Ms. Hakomaki. "BMO Bank of Montreal is currently the number one small business lender in Atlantic Canada, and we urge businesses to get their share of the $10 billion in credit BMO has made available to give them access to the capital they need to grow."

BMO Bank of Montreal has served residents of New Brunswick since July 1867, and now operates 24 branches in the province as well as three in Prince Edward Island where it has been a part of the province's socio-economic life since 1907.

About BMO Financial Group

Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified North American financial services organization. With total assets of $549 billion as at July 31, 2013, and more than 46,000 employees, BMO Financial Group provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and solutions.

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