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Houghton Named Manager of NSB's Danvers Branch

02  January 2017
Jodi Houghton Named Manager of North Shore Bank's Danvers Branch

Jodi Houghton
Sales & Service Manager
48 Elm Street, Danvers

PEABODY, MA — ( Kevin M. Tierney, Sr., President of North Shore Bank, has announced the appointment of Jodi Houghton as Sales and Service Manager of the bank’s Danvers branch located at 48 Elm Street.

Houghton has been with North Shore Bank since 2005 and was most recently the Assistant Manager of their Danvers Branch. Jodi began her 20 year career in banking with Bank of America.

In her new position, she will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the branch, including the management of all functions and banking activity. In addition, she will develop new deposit and loan business and promote the bank’s sales and service culture.

Liz White, North Shore Bank’s Vice President and Retail Sales Manager said:

“We’re delighted to promote Jodi to our Sales and Service Management team." She went on to say, "With her years of banking and management experience, and her knowledge of the community, I am confident she will have a positive impact in shaping the bank’s commitment in the Danvers community.”

North Shore Bank has maintained an office in Danvers since 1970 when a business combination was announced with the former Danvers Cooperative Bank. In 1981, the branch was moved to its current location on Elm Street. That same year, the bank won a Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Award after spending a great deal of time, effort, and money to properly restore the exterior the historical building.

The Fellows-Masury house, where the branch stands today, was built in 1845 by Alfred Fellows and his wife. The house was the scene of many anti-slavery meetings during the mid-19th century and abolitionists William Lloyd Garrison, Thomas Wentworth Higgenson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Theodor Parker and George William Curtis frequently gathered in the home. Other guests of the Fellows included essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson and Oliver Wendall Holmes. 

Their daughter Evelyn continued the tradition of entertaining V.I. P.’s after she married Captain Charles H. Masury and moved into the family home. Some of their guests included President and Mrs. William Howard Taft, President and Mrs. Calvin Coolidge, Presidents Theodor Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover and Senator Henry Cabot Lodge and his grandson by the same name.

Recently renovated in 2013, the decor of the lobby and teller area offers a modern banking experience while keeping the traditional colonial feel of the historic building. The Customer Service offices are spacious and provide privacy for customers to conduct their banking business, and a comfortable waiting area equipped with a coffee station and flat screen television offers visitors a space to relax while waiting to be served. The office has two drive-up banking lanes and a both a 24-hour walk up and drive up ATM. 

North Shore Bank is a full-service community bank based in Peabody, Massachusetts and serving the personal and business banking needs of the North Shore, eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Established in 1888, the bank operates out of twelve area offices, located in Beverly, Danvers, Merrimac, Middleton, Peabody, Salem, Saugus and Newton, New Hampshire.

North Shore Bank is a member of the FDIC and a member of the SIF.


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