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People Committed To Helping People

Members of our Board of Directors serve as volunteers and are Workers Credit Union members, just like you. They take a long-term view of our operations to ensure we continue serving all members while remaining financially stable into the future.

Board of Directors

Eric Shapiro Headshot

Eric D. Shapiro
Chairman of the Board
Co-Founder & Principal of
Lexvest Partners, LLC
Tenure: 2010 – Present

James Rouse Headshot

James Rouse
Director
Principal, JER Professional Services, LLC
Tenure: 2007 – Present

Mary Heafy Headshot

Mary Heafy
Director
President and CEO of
The Arc of Opportunity
in North Central MA
Tenure: 2012 – Present

Robert Markley Headshot

Robert Markley
Owner/Operator of
 Law Office of Robert C. Markley
Tenure: 2016 – 2019

Nilesh Gunda Headshot

Nilesh Gunda
Director
Tenure: 2016 – 2019

Mary Ann Ashton Headshot

Mary Ann Ashton
Director
Co-founder
Innovation & Information Consultants, Inc.
Tenure: 2016 – 2019

Marina Raher Headshot

Marina M. Raher
Director
Owner/Operator of
Marina M. Raher, CPA
Tenure: 1999 – Present

Jack Ford Headshot

John S. Ford
Chairman of the 
Audit Committee
President,
Ford Enterprises, LLC
Lancaster, MA
Board member since 1999

Doug Petersen Headshot

Douglas J. Petersen
Director
President/CEO
Workers Credit Union
Tenure: 2016 – 2017

Honorary Directors

  • Wilho Myllymaki
  • James C. Keane
  • T. Francis Wada
  • Phillip Dotten

Executive Management Team

Doug Petersen Headshot

Douglas J. Petersen- President & CEO

Doug is the President/CEO for Workers Credit Union; a $1.8 billion financial institution headquartered in Fitchburg with 15 branches located throughout North Central Massachusetts. Doug joined the Credit Union in 1995 as the Chief Financial Officer and was promoted to President/CEO in January of 2011. Prior to Workers Credit Union, Doug was a Principal for a management consulting firm serving New England financial institutions. Doug started his Credit Union career in this countries first credit union, St. Mary’s Bank in Manchester New Hampshire, rising to the position of Senior Vice President of Finance.

Doug is involved in numerous professional associations, business ventures and community causes.

He earned an MBA in Finance from Bentley University and a BS in Accountancy also from Bentley.

Doug’s vision is for Workers Credit Union to become the best financial institution in our market as measured by Member Value, Financial Performance, Corporate Citizenship and Employee Engagement. Doug believes that we are well on our way!

  • Sandra Sagehorn-Elliott – Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
  • Robert S. Lockett, III – Chief Strategy Officer, SVP Diversified Services
  • Tim Smith – Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
  • William Mullin – Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending
  • Thomas J. Gray – Senior Vice President of Lending
  • Joanne White – Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Information Technology
  • Jane Fitzsimmons – Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Chief People Officer
  • Peter Rice – Senior Vice President of Retail
  • Scott Kwarta – Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, Risk Management

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