Reading, MA – Reading Cooperative Bank (RCB) is excited to announce that President & CEO Julie Thurlow has been selected as a member of the inaugural cohort representing the Lawrence Leads Program, which was founded by the Lawrence Partnership, The Alliance for Business Leadership, and the collaborating faculty and staff at Harvard Business School. A seven-member selection committee invested hundreds of aggregate hours meeting with potential candidates and providing thoughtful consideration to ensure that this initial group provides a high level of leadership, diversity of experience and perspective, and cross-sectorial distribution. The seven-month leadership program aims to invest in a cohort of Lawrence leaders as a key strategy to investment in the city itself. The participants will take Harvard Business School modules at the school and with the Mill Cities Leadership Institute, with courses that focus on economic opportunity and civic responsibility. The program brings together leaders of the business, civic, and nonprofit communities in the city.
“We are thrilled to kick off this initiative with a cohort of 30 exceptional leaders that share a commitment to our city’s future,” said Derek Mitchell, Executive Director of the Lawrence Partnership. “They represent a diversity of industries, perspectives, sectors and backgrounds that will not only elevate the quality of the programming, but will also ensure that the ideas that are catalyzed can get put into action.”
“I’m very pleased to have been included in this cohort with such amazing and talented people working in and around the city” stated Julie Thurlow. “With the combined leadership of so many accomplished individuals, I’m certain that this partnership will propel economic growth and enhance an already vibrant city.”
For more information on the Lawrence Partnership and their multiyear initiatives, please visit https://www.lawrencepartnership.org/.
Reading Cooperative Bank (RCB) is a depositor owned co-operative which was founded in 1886 to provide home ownership opportunities to the working class of Reading. Since then, the bank has grown its market and products to meet all the financial needs of residents and businesses in its market and nearby communities. RCB has branches in Reading, Wilmington, North Reading, Andover, and Burlington. They also operate teaching branches at Northeast Metro Tech in Wakefield (open to the public) and at Reading Memorial High School (students and staff only), as well as an online branch at www.readingcoop.com.
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