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Millbury Savings Bank adds two members to its Board of Trustees.

At its recent annual meeting, Millbury Savings Bank added two new members to its Board of Trustees. Helder Machado and Richard A. Sheils, Jr., each have been elected to a one-year term as trustee.

Helder is president and CEO of Machado Consulting, a Worcester-based information technology consulting practice he founded in 2001. He is also a lieutenant colonel in the Army National Guard and a 29-year combat veteran who served in Iraq with the highly decorated Third Infantry Division. Helder is a graduate of both Community College of Rhode Island and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), where he earned a bachelor’s degree with distinction in electrical engineering. He is also a graduate of the Rhode Island Military Academy Officer Candidate School, the Army’s Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, and the Joint Forces Staff College at Norfolk. Helder has received numerous military awards including the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He volunteers at several local organizations including Dismas House and Habitat for Humanity, and is a member of the Worcester Armed Forces Committee and a corporator of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Worcester. He has been a corporator of Millbury Savings Bank since 2016. Helder and his family live in Sutton.

Rick is a partner in the law firm of Bowditch & Dewey, LLP, concentrating his practice in commercial finance, creditors’ rights, and banking law. Rick is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Dayton School of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and the Worcester County Bar Association, as well as several commercial finance and credit organizations. He has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer, a Corporate Counsel Top Lawyer, and among The Best Lawyers in America. Rick co-authored Massachusetts Secured Transactions under Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code: Forms and Practice Manual and has lectured on commercial finance, secured transactions, and related matters for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. Over the years, Rick has served in a variety of capacities for a number of non-profit, professional, and community organizations, and has been a corporator of Millbury Savings Bank since 1985. He and his family live in Holden.

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