Press Release

MountainOne Elects Dr. Mary Grant To Board of Trustees

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Mary GrantNorth Adams, Mass. (March 9, 2022) – MountainOne, helping customers navigate the landscape of banking, insurance, and investments for almost two centuries, is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Mary Grant to its Board of Trustees. In addition, Dr. Grant was elected as a Director of MountainOne’s subsidiary, MountainOne Bank.

Grant, who has nearly 30 years of experience in public higher education, is President of Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt). She previously served as President of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and Chancellor of the University of North Carolina Asheville. Dr. Grant served as the President of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate and as Senior Administrative Fellow for Civics and Social Justice at Bridgewater State University, leading the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice and serving as Co-Chair of the President’s Special Task Force on Racial Justice.

“It’s an honor to join MountainOne’s board,” said Dr. Mary Grant.  “I have been involved with MountainOne as a Corporator and a member of its Community Advisory Committee and continue to be impressed with the organization’s commitment to the communities it serves and to diversity and inclusion.”

“Mary is a wonderful addition to our board,” said Dan Bosley, Board Chair, MountainOne.  “Her breadth of experience is impressive and we look forward to the unique perspective she will bring to the organization.” 

Grant, who lives in Scituate, earned a Ph.D. from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandies University, a M.S. in Public Affairs from University of Massachusetts Boston, a B.A. in Sociology from MCLA/North Adams State University, and holds an honorary doctorate from Williams College.

About MountainOne

MountainOne is a mutual holding company headquartered in North Adams, MA. Founded in 1848, MountainOne Bank provides a complete array of personal and business banking and electronic services. MountainOne Bank is Member FDIC and Member DIF. MountainOne Insurance provides personal and business insurance, bonding services, and group benefits solutions. The financial advisors of MountainOne Investments offer securities and advisory services to individuals and businesses through Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency or MountainOne Investments. MountainOne Bank is not a registered broker-dealer or Registered Investment Adviser. MountainOne Bank and MountainOne Insurance are not affiliated with Commonwealth. Products and services are offered at full-service offices in the Berkshires (Pittsfield, North Adams, Williamstown) and on Boston’s South Shore (Quincy, Rockland, Scituate). MountainOne Investments’ main office is located at 85 Main Street, Suite 100, North Adams, MA 01247. (413) 664-4025

Insurance and Investments are not insured by the FDIC and are not deposits or other obligations of, or guaranteed by, any depository institution. Funds are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of principal investment.