President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Harold M. Horvat today announced that Scott Sheppard has been named senior vice president, retail banking, and Rebecca Voccola has been named vice president, director-retail sales & training.
In his new role, Sheppard is responsible for the overall direction and strategic initiatives for the retail line of business. He will guide product development, oversee branch administration and operations, and help establish policies and procedures that drive efficient operations and regulatory compliance.
“Scott has been a huge asset since joining the bank in 2013 and instrumental in building our commercial lending business,” said Horvat. “His proven success on the commercial side, combined with his excellent leadership skills and strong background in consumer banking, will aid Centreville as we look to enhance our retail product offerings and expand our presence throughout Rhode Island.”
Sheppard has some 11 years’ experience in banking with six of those at Centreville. Most recently, he served as vice president, commercial team leader, and prior to that he was a commercial loan officer. Prior to joining Centreville, Sheppard was with Westerly Community Credit Union.
He earned a Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Arts from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. Sheppard is slated to graduate from the Stonier School of Banking and earn a leadership certificate from the Wharton School in June 2019. He serves on the board of the Jonnycake Center, Peacedale, RI.
A native of San Francisco, CA, Sheppard currently resides in South Kingstown.
Voccola joined Centreville in December, 2018, as a consultant. In her new role, she is responsible for enhancing the sales culture at the bank through the development of a comprehensive program that includes product education, sales techniques, lead generation, and consultative skills, among other essential elements.
“Rebecca possesses great expertise in retail banking and brings a unique skill set to this newly established position,” said Horvat. “She will be essential to our success as we look to provide our staff with additional sales support and training, particularly as we introduce new technology and an improved retail product line,” said Horvat.
Voccola, who spent the last 14 years in various roles of increasing responsibility at Bank of America, served most recently as a retail market manager in the Hartford market. Prior to her banking career, she worked at retailers Neiman Marcus and the Estee Lauder companies in management positions.
A member of the Pancreatic Cancer Network, Voccola earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Rhode Island College. She resides in Cranston, RI.
About Centreville Bank
Founded in 1828 and headquartered in West Warwick, Rhode Island, Centreville Bank has seven branch locations in Coventry, Cranston, East Greenwich, Narragansett, West Greenwich, West Warwick, and North Kingstown, and assets of $1.2 billion.