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Millbury Savings president and CEO honored by Worcester Chamber.

President and Chief Executive Officer Rob Morton was recently honored by the Worcester Chamber of Commerce at The Breakfast Club for being named to the bank’s top post. Chamber president Timothy P. Murray was on hand to present the award before more than 200 attendees.

In January, the bank named Rob, then president and chief operating officer, as chief executive officer, succeeding William J. Walsh who retired earlier in the month. Before taking over the reins, Rob served as the bank’s executive vice president and senior loan officer. He is the bank’s first new president and CEO in more than two decades, but has been in banking for more than 25 years with the last 14 at Millbury Savings.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to guide Millbury Savings Bank, and believe that, given the excellence of our team, we can do things that larger institutions aren’t able to do,” said Mr. Morton. “Our financial strength, commitment to giving back to the communities we serve, and focus on delivering top-notch customer service are all keys to our future success.”

Rob began his banking career at Shawmut Worcester County National Bank. After 10 years at Shawmut, he spent a few years at Bay State Savings Bank before joining Millbury Savings.

He is a board member of Worcester Business Development Corporation and Worcester State University Foundation, a corporator of the American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts and the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, and a member of both the Swing for Wishes Golf Committee, benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Worcester Economics Club.  He served as chairperson of the Millbury Bicentennial’s finance and fundraising committee as well as a member of its executive committee. He is also a past president of the board of Millbury Dollars for Scholars and previously served as a board member of Worcester County Food Bank.

Rob holds a bachelor’s degree from Worcester State University, a master of business administration from Clark University, and a certificate of advanced graduate study from Babson College.

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