Joe Kenney Named to The Granite State District Export Council



(Bedford, NH, May 26, 2016) – Joe Kenney, Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending at The Provident Bank’s new regional headquarters in Bedford, NH has been named to The Granite State District Export Council. He was nominated and approved through The United States Department of Commerce and is currently the only banker serving on the council.


“I am very excited and honored to be a part of The Granite State District Export Council,” comments Joe Kenney. “This enhances The Provident Bank’s commitment to assisting New Hampshire businesses with their exporting needs.”


The Granite State District Export Council (GSDEC) is a private, non-profit organization, whose members are appointed to four-year terms by the Secretary of Commerce. DECs bring together international business people who provide support, advice, and assistance to New Hampshire companies interested in entering into or expanding into international markets. 


“This is a great honor for The Provident Bank that aligns perfectly with our goal to assist small and medium businesses in expanding overseas.” explains Chuck Withee, President and Chief Lending Officer at The Provident Bank. “Joe has taken a keen interest in this goal and has been an incredible resource to many small businesses with an interest in overseas markets. I am proud to have Joe as a valuable member of The Provident Bank commercial lending team, and I am confident that he will be a great asset to The Granite State District Export Council.”


Established in 1828, The Provident Bank, the 10th oldest bank in the country, is an independent, mutually-controlled, full-service community bank with a focus in commercial lending and business services with offices in Amesbury and Newburyport, Massachusetts and Bedford, Exeter, Hampton, Portsmouth and Seabrook, New Hampshire. The Bank is dedicated to the goal of being the highest-performing bank, providing excellence in service to our customers, our communities and our employees. All deposits are insured in full through a combination of insurance provided by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF).