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Management Team

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Leadership & Expertise

Together, these experienced banking professionals guide the policies and practices that result in the unparalleled products, services and support we provide to our customers and communities.


Experience the difference of working with a local mutual bank. Our expert bankers and lenders will be happy to discuss all of your banking and financing questions.

Meet Your Team
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Stephen P. Costello

President & Chief Executive Officer

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"Bank of Canton was founded in 1835 to serve customers who were neglected by the large commercial banks. Today, supporting and developing our communities remains at the core of our mission. We deliver the innovative banking services that our consumer and business customers need, and we invest our resources – both personal and financial – into local organizations that strengthen our communities. It's your decision to bank with us that makes that possible. I thank all those who support Bank of Canton with their patronage, and I invite those unfamiliar with us to discover the difference."
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John M. Sweeney

SVP, Chief Financial Officer

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"As a mutual bank, we focus our attention on building our business for the long term, not for the next quarter or the next year. We carefully manage our capital position and reserve ratios to ensure safety and security, while also maintaining the flexibility to continue to grow and meet the needs of the communities we serve. Our strength and independence allow us to deliver the broad product set our customers want. And yet we remain a bank where each customer is still valued at an individual level."
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Anthony F. Caruso

SVP, Retail & Branch Administration

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"At Bank of Canton, our products and services are designed with our customers’ needs in mind. Competitive rates on deposits and loans, a level of customer service that is second to none and a loyal, dedicated team of associates all serve to keep us head and shoulders above our competitors. We offer everything you can get at the larger banks, but with that personalized, hometown feeling. After all, we’re like family!"
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Peter M. Shea

SVP, Operations

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"In today’s world of ever-changing technology, it's crucial that we keep our eye on the ball and train our employees and customers to do the same. The bank's operational support services (including Information Technology, Facilities, Security and Bank Operations) are charged with providing reliable, seamless access to information while also minimizing risk and remaining vigilant about information security. We're committed to always providing our customers with a convenient, secure banking experience."
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George M. DeMello

SVP, Residential & Consumer Lending

NMLS ID#: 454891

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"Our team of professional lenders understands the value of long-term customer care. That's the distinction of being a community bank. We enjoy taking the time to listen to our customers’ needs and financial goals, and we provide them with a variety of sustainable and affordable borrowing options. We work with local realtors, builders, attorneys and appraisers who understand the markets we do business in, and who add value to our process. I'm proud to lead such a customer-centric, knowledgeable, and reliable team."
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Rhonda L. Kale

SVP, Compliance & CRA

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"It’s all about doing the right thing. Banks are subject to a myriad of federal and state laws, rules and regulations. At Bank of Canton, we effectively navigate through these laws and consistently succeed in helping our customers achieve their financial goals. We’re mindful of the requirements – that’s for sure – but we also strive to do good business that both fits into the regulatory framework and supports the communities we serve. We realize that their success is our success!"
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Michelle Higgins

SVP, Human Resources

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"So much goes into our commitment to top-notch service – especially the associates who serve our customers each and every day! At Bank of Canton, we recruit, hire, and help to develop high-caliber professionals who share our values, and who are encouraged and motivated to represent our bank with a smile and an offer to help. We look for people who believe that knowing and appreciating our customers is tantamount to our success, as well as yours."
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Michael F. Lindberg

SVP, Senior Commercial Lender

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"I view my role in commercial lending as that of a facilitator. My team of talented and experienced lenders – we're facilitators. We listen to our clients and business partners; we understand their financial objectives; and then we figure out how to make it happen. With our knowledge of the local landscape, we're able to add value to our clients' projects along the way. In that way, we're more than just your lender. We're your partner. We're committed to your success. That's our mission."