Portsmouth Architect Lisa DeStefano Elected a Director of The Provident Bank


AMESBURY, MA – The Provident Bank Board of Directors has elected Lisa B. DeStefano, principal of DeStefano Architects in Portsmouth, N.H. as a new director at the bank’s annual meeting on May 8, 2013 at the Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury, MA.

A prominent architect in the Portsmouth area, she founded her full-service architectural firm in 1995. She is currently a trustee of Wentworth Douglass Hospital; Saint John International University in Torino, Italy; and the Middle Street Baptist Church. In the past, she was the chair of the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce, served as vice-chair of the City of Portsmouth Economic Development Commission and served on the steering committee for the Portsmouth Police Department and the Portsmouth Blue Ribbon Committee on City Board Appointments. She currently serves on the Portsmouth Building Code Board of Appeals.

Lisa is a graduate of the Boston Architectural Center and has taught at Saint John International University in Italy, the Boston Architectural Center, John Cabot University in Rome and Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.

“We are fortunate to welcome Lisa to the board and look forward to her contributions to The Provident Bank,” said Charlie Cullen, executive chairman. “Lisa brings to us a knowledge of the dynamics of the commercial and residential real estate and building market as well as her own experience in building a successful and thriving professional business.”

About The Provident Bank

Established in 1828, The Provident Bank is an independent, mutually-owned, full-service community bank with a focus in commercial lending and business services with offices in Amesbury and Newburyport, Massachusetts, and Exeter, Hampton, Portsmouth and Seabrook, New Hampshire. Additional lending offices are in Bedford and Nashua, New Hampshire. The Bank is dedicated to the goal of being the highest-performing bank, providing excellence in service to our customers, our communities and our employees. All deposits are insured in full through a combination of insurance provided by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF). For more information, please visit TheProvidentBank.com.

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