Anna Maria College announces the following new appointments to its Board of Trustees:

Maureen G. Wilkinson of Plainville, MA was appointed to her first term. Ms. Wilkinson currently serves as Vice President of HarborOne Credit Union and Director of its U unit, which is “one of the country’s first centers devoted to financial education, life and career management services and small business assistance.” She is a graduate of Anna Maria College and received her MBA from Loyola University, Maryland.

Kimberly Kennedy of Holden, MA was appointed to her first term.  Ms. Kennedy currently serves as Director of Personal Lines Operations for The Hanover and manages a countrywide staff.  In addition to leading Hanover's Personal Lines Market Consolidation Program and Performance Improvement Organization, she works with Hanover's Partner Agents across the country to analyze their operating models and implement solutions that drive their economics and unlock the full potential of Hanover's critical business partnerships.  Ms. Kennedy is a graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, NY and earned her Master’s Degree in Total Quality Management from Anna Maria College.

The College also announces that the following individuals were reappointed to the Board:

Sr. Rita M. DeRoy of Marlborough, MA and Joseph J. Bafaro of Shrewsbury, MA were both appointed to a fourth term. Edith M. LaVigne, formerly of Worcester, MA was appointed to a second term.
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Background on New Board Members

Maureen G. Wilkinson
Maureen G. Wilkinson of Plainville, MA is a graduate of Anna Maria College and received her MBA from Loyola University, Maryland. Ms. Wilkinson began her career working in the credit union industry in Washington, DC. She served as Vice President of Finance and Accounting at the Justice Federal Credit Union, and then Controller at Public Service Credit Union. In her late twenties Ms. Wilkinson became one of the youngest credit union CEOs in the country, taking the top position at HP Rocky Mountain Federal Credit Union. She later became President and CEO of both the Warren Federal Credit Union and the NationsHeritage Federal Credit Union. In May 2009 she led the merger of NationsHeritage with HarborOne Credit Union.

Through the merger, Ms. Wilkinson decided to step back and take her career in a new direction. She became Vice President of the merged organization and Director of its HarborOne U unit. Maureen created HarborOne U out of her passion for financial literacy education. HarborOne U is “one of the country’s first centers devoted to financial education, life and career management services and small business assistance.” The Center offers a wide range of classes, seminars and events tailored to help people and business owners better understand and manage their finances and their futures.

Ms. Wilkinson has remained active with Anna Maria College since graduating. While a student at AMC, she was active on campus as a member of the softball team and the business club, as well as serving as a tutor and a Resident Assistant. She also played basketball and ran cross country, receiving the coach’s award for two consecutive years. A finance major, Maureen minored in English literature and studied under Sr. John and Louise Soldani, both of whom became her mentors. In 2002, Ms. Wilkinson was awarded the Anna Maria College Outstanding Young Alumna Award, and she has served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors since 2009.

Kimberly Kennedy
Kimberly Kennedy of Holden, MA is a graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, NY and earned her Master’s Degree in Total Quality Management from Anna Maria College. She joined The Hanover Group in Worcester in 2007, after serving as Chief Operations Officer for Dominance Automotive Group in Westborough from 2003 to 2007.  In the past 4.5 years, Ms. Kennedy has led several strategic initiatives for The Hanover, including its Personal Lines’ Future Leaders Program, Performance Improvement Organization and Market Consolidation Operations.  She currently serves as the Director of Personal Lines Operations and manages a countrywide staff, and often travels across Hanover’s Personal Lines’ footprint to assess the Agents’ operating models to identify ways to deepen critical business partnerships.

Ms. Kennedy has been very active in the Worcester County Community, serving as Chair of the Board for Devereux Massachusetts from 2008 to 2010, and as leader of the Board’s Organizational Excellence Committee from 2004 to 2010.

Prior to joining The Hanover, Ms. Kennedy anchored and reported for the ABC affiliate in Burlington, VT and served as a television producer in Boston, MA.  She also served as a Business Process Improvement Consultant for The Hanover from 1997 to 2003.