Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Executive Officers

William M. Parent
William M. Parent
President and Chief Executive Officer
William M. Parent

William M. Parent is President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Hills Bank, Blue Hills Bancorp, Inc. and its predecessor company since 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Parent served as a partner and chief investment officer at Grail Partners, a boutique merchant bank. Mr. Parent has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, including 16 years at Bank of Boston and its successor companies, FleetBoston and Bank of America, where he held senior executive roles in Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Bank Management and Private Equity Investing. Mr. Parent is a non-practicing CPA and holds a BS from Bentley University. He has served as a member of the board of directors for over a dozen middle market companies covering the financial services, retail, distribution and manufacturing sectors. Today, he serves as the board of directors' chair for the YMCA of Greater Boston and the Massachusetts Bankers Association, while also serving on the board of directors for The New England Council and the Boston Police Athletics League. He is also a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council. Mr. Parent's extensive experience in the financial services industry and his responsibilities for the strategic direction and management of Blue Hills Bank offer the Board an invaluable perspective of the Bank's business and strategic direction.

James E. Kivlehan
James E. Kivlehan
Executive Vice President, Retail Banking
James E. Kivlehan

Jim Kivlehan is Executive Vice President, Retail Banking for Blue Hills Bank. Prior to that, Mr. Kivlehan was an Executive Vice President, with more than a decade of service, at Citizens Bank, a subsidiary of RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc. At Citizens he held multiple executive leadership roles spanning Strategy, Business Analytics, M&A and Finance. Mr. Kivlehan is an experienced banking executive with an extensive background in all areas of finance. A graduate of Babson College, he is a non-practicing CPA, a member of Financial Executives International, and a trustee and past president of the Treasurer’s Club of Boston.

Robert M. Driscoll
Robert M. Driscoll
Executive Vice President, Home Lending
Robert M. Driscoll

Robert Driscoll is Executive Vice President of Home Lending. Mr. Driscoll has been with Blue Hills Bank since 1996 and oversees all residential lending department functions including originations, sales and servicing activities at the Bank. He serves on the board of directors for the Massachusetts Community & Banking Council and is a member of the MBA Real Estate Finance Committee. Mr. Driscoll is a graduate of Northeastern University.

Kevin F. Malone
Kevin F. Malone
Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking
Kevin F. Malone

Kevin F. Malone is Executive Vice President for Commercial Banking at Blue Hills Bank. Mr. Malone is responsible for the commercial banking functional departments and their operations. Prior to joining Blue Hills Bank Mr. Malone was Market President, Greater Boston and Rhode Island for TD Bank. Mr. Malone is a 1981 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and is a member of the Greater Boston YMCA board. He resides in North Quincy.

Lauren B. Messmore
Lauren B. Messmore
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Lauren B. Messmore

Lauren Messmore is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Blue Hills Bank. Ms. Messmore has extensive experience in investment banking, including work at a top-tier global investment bank, Citigroup, as well as co-founding and managing an investment banking boutique. She has a proven track record in strategy development and transaction execution across a wide range of industries. A graduate of Harvard College, Ms. Messmore joined Blue Hills Bank in 2012. She sits on the Advisory Board of the Wellesley Free Library Foundation.

Cheryl S. Haynes
Cheryl S. Haynes
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Cheryl S. Haynes Cheryl Haynes is Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Blue Hills Bank. Cheryl has more than 20 years of experience in human resources and previously held positions at Citizens Financial Group, METLife Corporation, CVS Caremark and State Street Bank and Trust before joining Blue Hills Bank. Haynes holds her masters in Human Resource Counseling from Northeastern University and is the vice chair of the nonprofit Education in Action. She was nominated by the governor of Rhode Island as commissioner for the Judicial Nominating Commission in 2013.
Robert A. Landstein
Robert A. Landstein
Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
Robert A. Landstein Robert Landstein is the Chief Technology Officer at Blue Hills Bank where he oversees the bank's IT operations. With 20 years in the financial services industry, Mr. Landstein has a wealth of experience in various technology roles, most recently at Radius Bank and before that JPMorgan Chase. Mr. Landstein earned an MBA in Finance and Organizational Management from Columbia Business School at Columbia University, a BS in Computer Science from Columbia University and an MS in Telecommunications and Computing Management from NYU Polytechnic University. He belongs to the Society of Information Management, Chief Information Officer Network and the Chief Security Officer Community and sits on the Board of Trustees for Temple Israel.
Karen E. Marryat
Karen E. Marryat
Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Karen E. Marryat

Karen Marryat joined Blue Hills Bank as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer in 2010. Ms. Marryat has 25 years of marketing, digital banking and contact center experience. Most recently she was Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer at Cambridge Savings Bank. She holds an M.B.A. from the Simmons Graduate School of Management and a B.S. from the University of Rhode Island. She is chair of the board of advisors at the Thomas M. Menino YMCA and serves on the executive committee at Pilgrim Hall Museum, where she is a trustee and chair of the development committee.

Thomas R. Sommerfield
Thomas R. Sommerfield
Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer
Thomas R. Sommerfield

Thomas R. Sommerfield is Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer at Blue Hills Bank since 2011. Mr. Sommerfield is responsible for the overall risk management of the bank, including credit, compliance, enterprise risk and administratively internal audit. Mr. Sommerfield has more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry, was previously a Director at Spring Street Capital and has held numerous senior lending, credit and risk management roles at CIT, GE Capital, FleetBoston and predecessors, and HSBC. Mr. Sommerfield is a graduate of Columbia College. He is the leader of the Bank’s Pan-Mass Challenge team and has served on advisory boards of educational institutions and outreach programs and is currently on the board of VETRN, a charity that funds education and provides mentoring for military veterans who are starting new local businesses.

Board of Directors

David J. Houston Jr.
David J. Houston Jr.
Chairman
David J. Houston Jr.

David J. Houston, Jr. is a senior member of J.J. Houston & Co., LLP, an independent insurance agency. He has served on the Blue Hills Bancorp board of directors since 1977 and currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors and a member of the Company’s Risk Management and Compensation Committees. Mr. Houston is a graduate of Boston College and a member of the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors, the National Association of Corporate Directors, and the Massachusetts and South Shore Associations of Independent Insurance Agents. Mr. Houston’s long affiliation with Blue Hills Bank and his experience operating a local business provide a valuable connection between the Bank and the local community. In addition, his knowledge of risk and the insurance market brings the Board insight into the Bank’s business and strategies.

George E. Clancy
George E. Clancy
George E. Clancy

George E. Clancy, Esquire is a partner at Fuller, Rosenberg, Palmer & Beliveau of Worcester, Massachusetts. Mr. Clancy has been a member of the Blue Hills Bank board of directors since 1996 and is currently Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Clancy is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association and the Worcester County Bar Association. Mr. Clancy is a member of the CAP Team and serves as a CCD teacher for St. Anne Parish. Mr. Clancy is a graduate of Bridgewater State College and received his J.D. from the Suffolk University Law School. Mr. Clancy has over 25 years of business experience as a practicing lawyer. Mr. Clancy provides the Board with extensive insight on regulatory and litigation matters; he is a former resident of Hyde Park and a founding Director of Hyde Park Main Streets.

Anthony J. LaCava, Jr
Anthony J. LaCava, Jr
Anthony J. LaCava, Jr

Anthony (Bud) LaCava is the former Managing Partner in KPMG’s Boston office. Mr. LaCava was elected to the Blue Hills Bancorp board of directors in 2015 and is a member of the Audit Committee. Bud has 35 years of public accounting experience serving a wide range of clients in the financial services, consumer product, manufacturing, retail and distribution industries. He participated in numerous merger and acquisition engagements for both publicly traded and privately held companies. Bud was elected to KPMG’s Board of Directors for three year terms in 2005 and 2008 and served as the East Region Managing Partner from 2009 through 2012. Prior to that, he served as partner-in-charge of KPMG’s New England and Upstate New York audit practice. Mr. LaCava is a member of the AICPA and a Director of the Massachusetts Society of CPA’s. Bud is also actively involved with numerous organizations including serving as Chairman, Business School Advisory Council, Bentley University; Director, Massachusetts Business Roundtable; Director, Jobs For Massachusetts; Board Member, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce; Member, Corporate Directors Group and Member, Board Leaders. Mr. LaCava’s ample experience in accounting, financial institutions and business management would provide a valuable insight for the Company.

Brian G. Leary
Brian G. Leary
Brian G. Leary

Brian G. Leary, Esquire is a partner at the law firm of Holland & Knight and is a member of the firm’s Business Section. He acts as outside general counsel to several New England companies. He also has an extensive business litigation practice and has defended clients in several jurisdictions across the country on claims involving intellectual property, false advertising, unfair competition and consumer rights. Prior to joining Holland & Knight in 2013, Mr. Leary was a partner at McCarter & English, LLP where he oversaw the firm’s strategic planning and was the founder and chief executive officer of Mogall, Inc., an early pioneer of social networking. He also was a nationally recognized reporter and anchor for WCVB-TV, and received the George Foster Peabody Award for investigative reporting in 1997. Mr. Leary has been a member of the Blue Hills Bancorp board of directors since 2012 and is a member of the Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. Mr. Leary is an active volunteer and serves on the board of directors of the New England Legal Foundation and Catholic Memorial School. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Mr. Leary provides the Board with valuable perspective on general business oversight, as well as potential strategic initiatives.

Peter J. Manning
Peter J. Manning
Peter J. Manning

Peter J. Manning is the former Vice Chairman of FleetBoston Financial Corporation, and has been a member of the Blue Hills Bancorp board of directors since 2010. Mr. Manning serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and also serves on the Company’s Risk Management Committee. Mr. Manning began his career at the accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand and later joined BankBoston where he held a number of executive management responsibilities which included Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In October 1999, Mr. Manning was named to the Vice Chairman post at FleetBoston Financial. Mr. Manning is a graduate of Boston College and earned his MBA from Babson College. He is currently a board member of Safety Insurance Group, Inc. and Campaign for Catholic Schools. Mr. Manning was previously a board member of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., and serviced 13 years on the Bedford school committee. Mr. Manning’s extensive experience with financial institutions and accounting brings the Board valuable insight into the business of the Bank, its strategies and accounting matters.

William M. Parent
William M. Parent
William M. Parent

William M. Parent is President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Hills Bank, Blue Hills Bancorp, Inc. and its predecessor company since 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Parent served as a partner and chief investment officer at Grail Partners, a boutique merchant bank. Mr. Parent has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, including 16 years at Bank of Boston and its successor companies, FleetBoston and Bank of America, where he held senior executive roles in Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Bank Management and Private Equity Investing. Mr. Parent is a non-practicing CPA and holds a BS from Bentley University. He has served as a member of the board of directors for over a dozen middle market companies covering the financial services, retail, distribution and manufacturing sectors. Today, he serves as the board of directors' chair for the YMCA of Greater Boston and the Massachusetts Bankers Association, while also serving on the board of directors for The New England Council and the Boston Police Athletics League. He is also a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council. Mr. Parent's extensive experience in the financial services industry and his responsibilities for the strategic direction and management of Blue Hills Bank offer the Board an invaluable perspective of the Bank's business and strategic direction.

Ronald K. Perry
Ronald K. Perry
Ronald K. Perry Ronald K. Perry is principal at Avison Young, a commercial real estate services firm. He is the former president and head of brokerage at Colliers International. Mr. Perry began his career at Meredith & Grew, which became part of Colliers in 2008. He was president of the firm from 2010 to 2016. Mr. Perry is a licensed real estate broker and a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board and Commercial Brokers Association. Mr. Perry has been a member of the Blue Hills Bank board of directors since 2012 and is Chairman of the Bank’s Risk Management Committee and serves on the Compensation Committee. A graduate of the College of Holy Cross, he previously served on the board of directors at Catholic Memorial School for 12 years and was a Big East Color Analyst for over 30 years. Mr. Perry’s extensive real estate experience and knowledge of the local real estate market as well as his valuable insight into managing and overseeing a business brings valuable expertise to the Board.
David A. Powers
David A. Powers
David A. Powers

David A. Powers is a partner at Charles A. Powers & Sons, LLP of Boston, Massachusetts, an insurance agency, a position he has held for more than two decades. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Mr. Powers is affiliated with the Massachusetts Association of Independent Insurance Agents and the Rotary Club of Hingham and Hull. He has been a member of the Blue Hills Bancorp board of directors since 1998 and currently serves on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Powers’ management experience and business knowledge provides a valuable resource and perspective to the Board.

Janice Lipski Shields
Janice Lipski Shields
Janice Lipski Shields

Janice L. Shields is co-founder and president of Shields & Company, Inc. located in Waltham, Massachusetts. For over 35 years, Ms. Shields has provided a wide range of corporate advisory services to clients, including capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and valuations. Ms. Shields has been a member of the Blue Hills Bank's board of directors since 2010 and is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Company’s Risk Management Committee. She serves as a director on a number of other local boards and over the years has been active in fundraising activities for nonprofit organizations. Ms. Shields is a graduate of Albertus Magnus College, and holds an MLA from Harvard University and an MBA from the Stern School at New York University. With her extensive business and entrepreneurial experience, Ms. Shields brings to the Board a valuable insight on financial analysis and evaluating potential strategic transactions.

Scott Smith
Scott Smith
Scott Smith

Scott Smith is President/ CEO of The SC Group serving philanthropic organizations throughout New England. He has over 25 years of experience in the philanthropic sector range broadly from Executive Director to Vice President of Operations to Chief Executive Officer. He is past Board Chair of the Thomas M. Menino YMCA in Boston and serves on the Lt. Governor’s Interagency Council and the Mayor’s Commission on Homelessness. He has served on the Blue Hills Bancorp Board of Directors since 1998 and currently serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Smith is a graduate of Salisbury University. Mr. Smith provides the Board with a unique insight into the philanthropic sector and has substantial ties to the communities served by Blue Hills Bank.

Pamela Carrington Scott
Pamela Carrington Scott
Pamela Carrington Scott

Pamela C. Scott. Ms. Scott is the founder, president and Chief Executive Officer of LVCC, Inc., a business consulting firm. She has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry including multiple roles in institutional asset and investment management at State Street Corporation, U.S. Trust Company of New York and Citibank. Since retiring from the banking industry, Ms. Scott was appointed trustee of Salem State University by Governor Deval Patrick, where she later became chair. She currently serves on their Board of Trustees and is also a member of the Trustee Advisory Board at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She was a director of Beverly National Bank and became a director of Danvers Bancorp, Inc., after its acquisition of Beverly National Bank. Ms. Scott received her BA from Rice University and her MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, as the business program’s first African American female graduate and where she now serves as a mentor to young professionals and MBA students. An active alumnus of The Partnership, Ms. Scott works to promote career development for minority executives in Boston. Ms. Scott brings the Board extensive experience in financial services and business.