For Immediate Release

Peter Roveto
Brookline Bank

BOSTON, MA (March 13, 2023) – Brookline Bank announced today that Ivette Mesmar was presented with the first annual Community Champion Award at the Bank’s Retail Recognition Celebration, Tuesday, March 7th in Waltham. Ms. Mesmar is the Manager of Brookline Bank’s Wellesley Hills office.

“Volunteering in your community is a way to truly be known as someone who is willing and available to help people in any capacity needed,” said SVP and Regional Manager Glenn Boutchie. “Ivette does just that. She attends any event you request, with a smile on her face; she volunteers monthly to prepare meals for the unhoused; she holds coffee connections in her branch; she is an ambassador for the Charles River Regional Chamber of Commerce; and she holds the title of First Vice District Governor – District 33K Massachusetts of the Lions Club.”

Left to right: Brookline Bank President Darryl Fess, Ivette Mesmar, Retail Division EVP Leslie Joannides-Burgos

“It is an honor to have been presented with the Community Service Champion Award at our event.  I am proud of my involvement in both the Wellesley community and with many other organizations throughout our footprint. I am humbled to have been recognized by my peers as the first recipient of this award.”

The Community Champion Award will be presented annually to a Brookline Bank employee in recognition of their community involvement outside of the workplace – to an individual who sets themselves apart by being an asset to their community through volunteerism.

About Brookline Bank
Brookline Bank is a subsidiary of Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRKL), and is headquartered in Brookline, Massachusetts. A full-service financial institution, Brookline Bank provides individuals and businesses with deposit and lending services, residential mortgages and home equity lending, commercial and CRE banking, cash management and foreign exchange services, and access to investment and wealth management services. Brookline Bank has convenient locations across greater Boston and the North Shore. For more information go to Brookline Bank is an Equal Opportunity and Equal Housing Lender. Member FDIC.