The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod’s Lisa Oliver and Lee Ann Hesse Win 2024 Massachusetts Bankers Association Women & Allies in Banking Awards

Lisa OliverLee Ann HesseThe Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod has announced that Chair of the Board, President and CEO Lisa Oliver and Executive Vice President and Chief Engagement Officer Lee Ann Hesse have received 2024 Women & Allies in Banking Awards from the Massachusetts Bankers Association.

The awards, presented at a recent conference in Framingham, Mass. by the organization’s Women in Banking Advisory Group, honor the achievements of remarkable individuals who have demonstrated leadership, professionalism and community service in the banking and finance industries.

Lisa was presented with the Champion for Women Award, and Lee Ann received the Achievement Award.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the Massachusetts Bankers Association for something that is so important to me – supporting gender equity and inspiring women in the workforce to reach their full potential,” said Lisa. “I’m also incredibly proud of Lee Ann for receiving an Achievement Award, which celebrates a woman who has excelled in the banking and finance profession with a focus on exemplary community service.”

Lisa, who has more than three decades of banking and financial service management experience, was appointed The Coop’s first female president in 2017 and serves as Chair of the Board of Directors. She was named one of 2023’s The Most Powerful Women in Banking honoree by American Banker magazine and is also a member of the inaugural leadership team of the American Bankers Association Women CEO Peer Group. Lisa is also extensively involved in Cape Cod civic affairs and philanthropy, serving as Chair of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and Board member and Clerk for The Cape Cod Foundation, a nonprofit organization that invests in the local community through scholarships and grants.

Lee Ann joined The Coop in 2013 following a two-decade career in banking and financial services in Boston and Cape Cod. She is active in the community, including serving as a Board Member of the Cape Symphony and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. She is a past mentor with WE CAN’s Pathmaker Program, Board President of the Barnstable Land Trust, Member of the JFK Hyannis Museum Board, YMCA Cape Cod Human Resources Advisory Committee, the Barnstable-West Barnstable School Council and the Workforce Investment Board.