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Julieann M. Thurlow

Vice Chair

  • President and CEO
  • Reading Cooperative Bank
  • Reading, MA

Julieann M. Thurlow is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Reading Cooperative Bank and is responsible for its strategic direction and management. She also serves as President of the RCB Charitable Foundation.

Julieann is a former board member of the American Bankers Association and immediate Past-Chair of its Core Platforms Council; she currently serves as a member of the Government Relations Administrative Committee and Membership Council.  She is a founding of member of Alloy Labs, a consortium of banks nationally formed to innovate in the banking space and is a Director of Atlantic Community Bankers Bank (ACBB).  

Locally, Julieann serves on the MA Fintech Hub and is a Board member of the Lawrence Partnership, the Massachusetts Taxpayer Foundation and the Lawrence Community Health Center.  She is the former Chair of the Lahey Hospital Continuum of Care Board, past Chair of Cooperative Central Bank and was a member of the Boston’s Federal Reserve’s CDIAC Council.

American Banker Magazine has repeatedly named Julieann to its list of the Top 25 Women to Watch in Banking; the Commonwealth Institute has named Reading Cooperative Bank a Top 100 Women-Led Business for the past six years running.

In addition to an MBA from the Charles F. Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University, Julieann has completed advanced studies at the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, the Massachusetts School for Financial Studies, Harvard Business School’s Division of Continuing Education, and the CEO Leadership Lab at Wharton’s Aresty Institute for Executive Education. She is a proud member of the first cohort of Lawrence Leads, a cross-sectoral leadership program focused on civic engagement and social responsibility taught by Harvard Business School.  

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