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Avidia hires Rockland Trust exec as next CEO

Avidia Bank in Hudson, Mass., will soon have a new president and CEO.


The $2.5 billion-asset bank said in a press release that it had hired Rob Cozzone, chief operating officer from Rockland Trust, to succeed Mark O’Connell when he retires in May.


“Avidia’s genuine commitment to the community and its tradition of innovation and excellence in customer service is admirable,” Cozzone said in the release. “The bank has enjoyed tremendous growth and success under Mark’s leadership and I’m committed to continuing that legacy.”


Cozzone will leave Rockland, the bank unit of Independent Bank in Rockland, Mass., in mid-March. He has been the bank’s COO since 2019.


O’Connell has led Avidia since 2004.

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