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Keene, NH—Mark Bodin, President of Savings Bank of Walpole, has been named the 2023 Community Banker of the Year by the NH Bankers Association. The award was presented to Bodin during the NH Bankers Association’s Annual Conference held on September 15-17 in Quebec City, Canada.

Each year, the NH Bankers Association honors a New Hampshire bank employee who has gone beyond the course of ordinary business to help improve the State of New Hampshire through civic and community engagement. Recipients are respected industry professionals who have made a significant impact on those around them by inspiring others to become involved in community service.

Bodin was selected by an independent panel, comprised of leading elected officials from the State of New Hampshire. This year’s panel included: Senate President Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro), Senate Democratic Leader Donna Soucy (D-Manchester) and Chair of the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee, Rep. John Hunt (R-Rindge). 

“If you spend just a little bit of time with Mark, it becomes abundantly clear that he has a heart of service to his community.” says NH Bankers President Kristy Merrill. “Not only does he embody the spirit of a community banker through his actions, but he encourages his team to do so as well with 40% of Savings Bank of Walpole employees serving on local non-profit boards and committees.” 

As President of Savings Bank of Walpole, Bodin has been instrumental in leading the Bank towards ongoing positive growth while also serving as the driving force behind many internal initiatives that support career growth and mentorship of SBW employees such as “Women in the Workforce”. Bodin’s involvement and dedication to local community organizations and nonprofits is far reaching and includes serving on the Board of Cheshire Medical Center, Kurn Hattin Homes for Children, Monadnock Diversity Equity Inclusion & Belonging Coalition and the Keene Family YMCA’s Development and Community Impact Committee. He also donates his time as an event volunteer at numerous local events including The DeMar Marathon.

With assets totaling $725 million, Savings Bank of Walpole offers a wide range of financial products, including services to individuals, businesses and organizations. The Bank is affiliated with NH Mutual Bancorp, further enhancing the quality products and services it provides to customers. The Bank is a partner of the NHTrust1 brand to better serve customers by providing localized trust and wealth management products and services.

Savings Bank of Walpole is an equal housing lender, and member of the FDIC. For more information visit or call (603) 352-1822.

1Products and services made available through NHTrust are not insured by the FDIC or any other agency of the United States and are not deposits or obligations or guaranteed by the Bank and may lose value.

About New Hampshire Bankers Association

The New Hampshire Bankers Association is a statewide, not-for-profit trade association representing and serving all the banking institutions in the State of New Hampshire. Its mission is to support our members by fostering a banking environment that strengthens our communities. For further information, please or call (603) 224-5373.