The Dime Bank says Lee-Ann Gomes, a social work supervisor in Norwich, has been elected to its board of directors.
In addition, two new corporators were elected to represent the Norwich-based mutual savings bank.
Gomes, supervisor of social work at Norwich Human Services, also is the co-founder of the Norwich Community Care Team, which addresses the needs of homeless single adults.
She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Connecticut and has completed master's level work at its School of Social Work. Gomes is active in numerous community and civic groups and serves on the board of trustees at Norwich Free Academy and Norwich Free Academy Foundation.
In addition, Todd C. Postler of Norwich and Dr. Matthew D. Amaro of Mystic were elected as new bank corporators. Gomes, along with Postler and Amaro, were elected at the bank's annual meeting earlier this month. The savings bank now has a nine-member board of directors and more than 60 corporators who serve as ambassadors for the community bank.
Postler, a business entrepreneur with 25 years of experience in telecommunications, owns and operates Wireless Zone stores in Norwich and Lisbon. The Norwich resident earned his bachelor's degree in public policy and government from Eastern Connecticut State University and has completed master's level work at the University of Connecticut. He serves as a corporator and director at several community institutions.
Amaro practices general dentistry and is a partner with Norwich Family Dental Associates. He earned his bachelor's degree in biology from Providence College and his dental degree from Temple University School of Dental Medicine. Amaro is active in the local dental society and previously served as president of the New London County Dental Society.
Nicholas Caplanson, the Dime's president and chief executive officer, welcomed the newly elected director, saying that Gomes' "commitment to community over the past 26 years is impressive and aligns with Dime's philosophy."
He also welcomed Postler and Amaro and said they will use their roles as bank corporators to serve as "community ambassadors" for the Dime Bank.
The Dime Bank is one of the region's largest mutual savings banks, with assets in excess of $700 million. The institution, founded in 1869, has 11 branches in southeastern Connecticut and Westerly. Besides its banking and trust services, it also offers insurance and investments through its Dime Investment Services subsidiary.