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John Patriakeas
John Patriakeas

HAVERHILL, Mass. (Jan. 11, 2016)—John Patriakeas of Groveland was recently promoted to senior vice president, chief compliance officer and BSA officer at Haverhill Bank.

Patriakeas, a certified regulatory compliance manager and certified regulatory vendor program manager, joined Haverhill Bank in 2012. He is responsible for ensuring the bank conforms to the federal and state banking rules and regulations.

“As anyone in business knows, the regulatory environment can be complex. John’s experience, adaptability to change and commitment to continued learning has made him an invaluable asset to the bank and its customers,” said Haverhill Bank President and CEO Thomas L. Mortimer.

Prior to joining Haverhill Bank, Patriakeas spent nearly 18 years at Eastern Bank where he held various management positions, including vice president of compliance and operational risk.

Born and raised in Lowell, Patriakeas has held many different positions in both professional and civic organizations. He is the former chairman of the Massachusetts Community Banking Council and a member of the Eastern Massachusetts Compliance Network. He received his bachelor’s degree from UMass Lowell and master’s degree from Rivier College (now Rivier University). Active in his church and an avid American history enthusiast, Patriakeas lives in Groveland with his wife and two daughters.

A depositor-owned institution, Haverhill Bank was founded in 1877 and is the oldest cooperative bank in Massachusetts. The bank’s main office is at 180 Merrimack St. in Haverhill. Haverhill Bank also maintains offices at 163 South Main St., 1094 Main St., 100 Lafayette Square, Haverhill High School and Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School in Haverhill; 6 West Main St., Merrimac, and 396 Main St., Salem, N.H.

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