Spitler joins Union Bank board of directors

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Tue, 02/23/2021 - 10:42am -- Denise Sortor

David S. Silverman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank announced that on February 19th the Board of Directors of Union Bankshares, Inc appointed Janet Spitler of South Burlington, Vermont to the Board of Directors of Union Bank.

“Janet brings a wealth of banking and community investment expertise to our board of directors, and we are excited to welcome her to the Union Bank team,” said Neil Van Dyke, Chair Union Bank Board of Directors. “We believe her extensive experience as CFO of a publicly traded bank as well as her deep commitment to local non-profit organizations will be of great value to our board and management team as Union Bank continues to grow.”

Currently serving as CFO for Evernorth, a nonprofit organization that unites Housing Vermont and Northern New England Housing Investment Fund to provide affordable housing and community investments in Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire, Janet is also the President of the board of the Vermont Community Loan Fund.  Prior to joining the staff of Evernorth, Janet was CFO and Executive Vice President for Merchants Bank for 17 years. She has also served as a past board member and board chair of Housing Vermont and previously served on the boards of VSECU and the Humane Society of Chittenden County. Janet is also a past member of the United Way’s Women’s Council and the Vermont Tax Advisory Board.

Janet lives in South Burlington with her husband, Paul, and their two dogs. Janet and Paul like to spend their free time traveling and enjoying everything Vermont has to offer.

Union Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Union Bankshares, Inc. (UNB, traded on the NASDAQ Exchange), has been helping people buy homes and local businesses create jobs in area communities since 1891. Headquartered in Morrisville, VT, Union Bank is a full service bank offering deposit, loan, trust and commercial banking services throughout northern Vermont and northwestern New Hampshire. Union Bank has earned an outstanding reputation for residential lending programs and is an SBA Preferred Lender. Union Bank has received an “Outstanding” rating for its compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). An institution in this group has an excellent record of helping to meet the credit needs of its assessment area, particularly in low-and moderate income neighborhoods, in a manner consistent with its resources and capabilities. 

Proud to be one of the few community banks serving Vermont and New Hampshire, Union Bank maintains a strong commitment to traditional banking values. In particular, Union Bank is dedicated to providing genuine customer service and community support, including donations to local nonprofit organizations. These values—combined with financial expertise, quality products and the latest technology—make Union Bank the premier choice for your banking services, both personal and commercial. Union Bank currently maintains 18 banking offices, 2 loan centers and multiple ATMs. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.