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St. Mary's Bank Welcomes New Members to its Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee


St. Mary's Bank, the nation's first credit union, announced Steve Baines as the newest member of the Board of Directors. Sr. Paula Marie Buley, IHM, and Peter Richard were also elected to the credit union’s Supervisory Committee.


Steve Baines was elected to serve a three-year term on the credit union’s Board of Directors. He brings a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit from founding several technology startups, including a Salesforce partner firm, Forcivity, to the Board of Directors. Baines holds Accounting, Finance, and Information Technology degrees and an MBA from Southern NH University. As Steve Grzywacz, Chairman of the Board of Directors, shared, “His background in technology and service as a U.S. Air Force veteran provides him with unique insights that align with St. Mary's future strategic initiatives.”


Sr. Paula Marie Buley, IMH, was elected to serve a one-year term on the St. Mary’s Bank Supervisory Committee. Sr. Buley is a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and an experienced higher education administrator. She holds an Ed.D. in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A.L.S. in Catholic Studies from Georgetown University, and an M.B.A. from Villanova University. She is currently serving as President of Rivier University.


Peter Richard was elected to serve a one-year term on the credit union’s Supervisory Committee. Richard is a corporate controller at XMA Corporation—an Amphenol Company, and holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.


"We are pleased to welcome Steve, Sr. Paula, and Peter to our Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee," said Steve Grzywacz, chairman of the Board of Directors. "Their work is key to maintaining our focus on the credit union’s cooperative values and prioritizing the needs of those we serve. We appreciate their willingness to serve our membership, and we're confident their unique perspectives will help us navigate the evolving financial landscape while upholding our commitment to putting our members first."


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