Anna Maria College announces that Lloyd L. Hamm, Jr., has accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer overseeing the financial, technology and administrative functions for the College.  Mr. Hamm will join the AMC team on January 23, 2012.

Mr. Hamm received his Bachelor of Science and his Master of Business Administration at AMC.  He also earned a C.S.S. in Administration and Management from the Harvard University Extension College and completed the General Management Program at the Harvard Business School.  In 1986, Mr. Hamm accepted a position with Eastern Bank Corporation where he has remained for the past 25 years. 

During his tenure with Eastern Bank, Mr. Hamm served in a variety of professional capacities, most recently serving as the Chief Administrative Officer and Division Head of Consumer and Institutional Banking.  In this role, Mr. Hamm was directly responsible for the management of the Bank’s Retail Banking, Business Banking, Consumer Credit, Mortgage Banking, Government Banking, Capital Markets and Financial Institutions businesses and was responsible for billions of dollars in deposits and loans, as well as many complex fee-based businesses.  During his career, Mr. Hamm has also been responsible for Operations, Technology, Facilities, Security, Treasury Services, HR and Legal Administration. Recognized as an expert in bank payment systems, he led the consumer lending division of Eastern Bank through the recent economic downturn generating the best results in the company’s history.  In addition, his retail division won the last two J. D. Power Top Banking Quality Awards for all of New England and has become the top Small Business Administration lender in New England.

“I am ecstatic to be joining Anna Maria College, its leadership and academic team and its faculty and student community,” comments Mr. Hamm.  “The College is in the midst of exceptional recognition for its innovation, extraordinary growth and quality. I am honored that the Board of Trustee’s, President Calareso and the Anna Maria Community selected me for this role at this special time for the College.”   He adds,  “I truly look forward to dedicating all my energies to helping AMC achieve its strategic objectives.”

“Lloyd has been a tremendous asset to the AMC community over the years, both as an alumnus and as a member of our Board of Trustees,” comments Jack P. Calareso, Ph.D., President of Anna Maria College.  “I have no doubt that his commitment to the College coupled with his talent and expertise will assist AMC with its continued growth and in meeting its vision for the future.”

Throughout his professional career, Mr. Hamm has also honed his leadership skills and has served as a guest lecturer at conferences and college and university programs, and completed the Leadership at the Peak Program at the Center for Creative Leadership in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Mr. Hamm is a member of a number of local and regional organizations and has served on numerous boardsand committees including, the Massachusetts Bankers Association – Government Affairs Committee, Worcester Economics Club, Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, Junior Achievement of New England, and Anna Maria College.  In addition, Mr. Hamm was selected as the National Chairman - American Banking Association - Task Force on Debit Card Fraud and serves as the National Representative for banks $3-10 billion on the ABA select committee on Debit Interchange Impacts.