Julieann M. Thurlow

President and Chief Executive Officer
Reading Cooperative Bank, Massachusetts

Julieann M. Thurlow is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Massachusetts-based Reading Cooperative Bank. She joined the Bank in 1993 and rose through the lending ranks to become its president. When Julie was named President in 2006, the Bank had 4 branches and $237.6 million in total assets. Under her leadership, the number of branches has doubled to 8 and RCB’s assets have grown 108% to $493.7 million.

Julie is responsible for the strategic direction and management of Reading Cooperative Bank. She continues to stand-out among women bank presidents and has been profiled in both local and regional media. In 2014, American Banker Magazine named Julie to its list of The 25 Women to Watch in Banking. Julie is the President of the Reading Cooperative Charitable Foundation and is active in identifying and supporting organizations and projects that improve the quality of life in and around the communities served by the Bank.

Her former employers include Lawrence Savings Bank, The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Boston Bank of Commerce and Winchendon Savings Bank.

In addition to an MBA from the Charles F. Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University, she has completed advanced studies at the Stonier National School of Banking, Massachusetts School for Financial studies and Harvard Business School’s Division of Continuing Education. A proponent of lifelong learning, Julie served on the American Bankers Association Professional Development Council’s committee charged with merging its two schools, the National School of Banking and Stonier. The resulting school, the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking, has increased enrollment post-merger, propelled by a partnership with Wharton School of Business. Now all Stonier graduates receive both a Stonier Diploma and a Wharton Leadership Certificate.

She was the State Minority Leader’s appointee on the Foreclosure Task Force and the Committee to Research the Feasibility of a State-Owned Bank. She presently serves on the ABA’s Community Bankers Council, is the incoming Committee Chair for its Membership Council, and a former member of its Professional Development Council.

Julie is a former member of the board of the Cooperative Bank Employee Retirement Association and was a founding member of BancAlliance, Inc.

Presently, Julie is a member of the Board of the Cooperative Central Bank where she also serves on the Finance Committee, is a Director of Bankers Bank Northeast serving on their Credit Committee, the President of the Board of VNA Middlesex East & Sawtelle Hospice House and a Board member of Mission of Deeds.

She holds Series 6 and 63 securities licenses as well as Life, Accident and Health Insurance licenses on behalf of Reading Cooperative Bank.

Julie lives in Methuen with her husband, Ray, and three children.

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