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HarborOne Bank Names Michelle R. Saunders Vice President, Talent Management

(Brockton, MA) – May 20, 2021 – HarborOne Bank announced today it has named Michelle R. Saunders as Vice President, Talent Management. In this role, Saunders is responsible for building on the bank’s already strong Talent Management team with a continued emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion. Saunders will be responsible for designing strategy and processes for talent acquisition, talent review, succession planning, performance management, diversity, equity and inclusion, learning and development and engagement.

“Michelle is a seasoned human resources and development professional,” said James Blake, CEO of HarborOne. “With her help the HarborOne team will continue to move to the next level.”

Saunders began her career in banking and comes to HarborOne Bank with 15 years of experience in Talent Management. Prior to joining HarborOne, Saunders held a number of positions at International Gaming Technology (IGT). In her most recent position as Head of Talent and Inclusion, Global Gaming at IGT, Saunders led a 10-person team responsible for talent management, learning and talent development, talent acquisition and diversity and inclusion for the Gaming Business Unit. She was pivotal in developing a strategy for a newly virtual organization.

Saunders received her BS in Marketing from Johnson and Wales University and her MA in Education from University of Rhode Island. She also received a certificate in Fostering Diversity and Inclusion from Yale University. Saunders currently serves on the University of Rhode Island Women’s Leadership Council and was recently the Board Chair of YouthPride of RI and is an active supporter of Year Up and serves on the RI Leadership Council.

About HarborOne Bank
HarborOne Bank, headquartered in Massachusetts, has $4.61 billion in assets. It serves the financial needs of consumers, businesses, and municipalities throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island through a network of 26 full-service branches, one limited service branch, and commercial loan offices in Providence and Boston. HarborOne has been included in Forbes’ Best in State Banks list for three consecutive years and Globe’s Best Places to Work in 10 of the last 11 years.

The Bank also provides a range of educational services through “HarborOne U,” with classes on small business, financial literacy and personal enrichment delivered virtually and at two campuses adjacent to our Brockton and Mansfield locations as well as at community partner locations throughout Rhode Island. HarborOne Mortgage, LLC, a subsidiary of HarborOne Bank, is a full-service mortgage lender with more than 30 offices in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, New Jersey, Florida and is also licensed to lend in four additional states. NMLS ID: 2561. Licensed by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. Rhode Island Licensed Lender. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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