Professional Profile: Charles O'Brien 2018

Charles O'Brien

Name: Charles O'Brien

Title: Chairman, Massachusetts Bankers Association

Company: Adams Community Bank

Location: Adams, MA

Birthplace: Bronx, NY

Family: wife – Lisa; children – Elizabeth, Michael

College: Pace University – BBA in Accounting

First outside of banking: Did public accounting for KPMG

First job in banking or allied field: European American Bank, Long Island

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future: Recently hosted CEO & senior workshop for industry updates; soon go to Washington DC to meet with elected officials on legislative matters. MBA annual convention is in May.

Hobbies: Time with family, skiing, golf, travel

Favorite book: “The Go-Giver” by Bob Burg

Favorite movie: any of the Bourne movies with Matt Damon

Person you most emulate (outside of family): Abraham Lincoln

Key to success (one idea): Treat others the way you’d like to be treated

If you were forced to choose another vocation what would it be? Teacher at the college level