Eastern National Announces Changes to Board of Directors
“We are delighted that Harvey has joined Eastern National’s Board of Directors,” said Chief Executive Officer Kevin C. Kissling. “Harvey brings a wealth of experience working with numerous nonprofit organizations to connect them with professional advisors, service providers, and other resources to help them achieve their missions. His experience will add a valuable perspective to our board.”
Mr. Perry worked for 39 years at the Washington Trust Company in Westerly, Rhode Island. The Washington Trust Company operates under the third oldest bank charter in the United States and is the oldest such company providing retail banking services. Mr. Perry served in various capacities at the bank, including as head of the Wealth Management Division, head of bank strategic planning, corporate secretary, and director of the office for nonprofit resources. He was a charter board member and is past president of the Westerly Land Trust, where he negotiated transactions and wrote grants to acquire more than 1,600 acres of land, amounting to more than seven percent of the town of Westerly, Rhode Island.
Recent Changes to Eastern National Staff
Eastern National recently welcomed two new employees to the team: one replaces a retiring employee and one fills a position that had been vacant for a number of years. Andrea Singmaster joined as human resources and employee benefits administrator on September 15, and Tiffany Robertson-Brown joined as accounting manager on October 3.
As human resources and employee benefits administrator, Andrea will support operations and be responsible for the administration of health, wellness, retirement, and leave programs. She replaces Doreen Stowers, who retired in September.
Andrea most recently worked for the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company for nine years as a benefits specialist and financial illustration analyst. While at Penn Mutual, she served as a key member of the wellness team. Prior to this, she worked in the retirement plan industry in various roles for 10 years, designing and implementing retirement plans for small and midmarket companies. With a background in financial services, she advocates for personal financial education and awareness. Andrea holds a master of business administration degree in management from DeSales University and a bachelor of arts degree in international politics from Penn State University.
As accounting manager, Tiffany will oversee the accounts payable team and assist the Finance Department in streamlining processes and leveraging new platforms to provide improved efficiency. This position replaces the accounts payable manager role that has been vacant for some time. Tiffany recently served as the finance analyst for The Fredric Rieders Family Foundation, where she managed various company financial and accounting aspects. These included federal grants management, contract negotiations, and cost-spending analysis. She assisted in strategic planning for the foundation by initiating a purchasing policy, a marketing strategy for continuing education programs, and a sponsorship program to diversify funding and build corporate partnerships.
Tiffany holds a bachelor of arts degree in history with a minor in sociology from Villanova University. In addition, she holds a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit management from West Chester University.
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