Six local business leaders were chosen as Vineyard Bankcorp corporators during Martha’s Vineyard Bank’s annual meeting of corporations for Vineyard Bankcorp, a mutual holding company, on Wednesday, Nov. 9, in West Tisbury, according to a news release. These new members were Paulo DeOliveira, George Davis, Julianne “Juli” Vanderhoop, Ann Smith, Chuck Sullivan, and Robert Antonucci. The statement gave a brief description of each elected member.
DeOliveira has worked as a volunteer firefighter and EMT since 2008 with the Edgartown Fire Department. He also served on Edgartown’s financial advisory committee and was elected Dukes County Register of Deeds in 2016.
Davis was a Martha’s Vineyard attorney in private practice before serving as the Dukes County Clerk of Courts. He is also a member of the YMCA Board of Directors and the MV Youth Advisory Board.
Vanderhoop “has followed generations of her Wampanoag family as a community leader,” working as an Island EMT and early childhood educator. She also founded the Orange Peel Bakery in Aquinnah and is a member of several Island nonprofit boards.
Smith, Executive Director of the Featherstone Center for the Arts and Arts Martha’s Vineyard, Chairman of the Steering Committee, is a 2015 recipient of both the Massachusetts Tourism Award and the Permanent Endowment Creative Living Award for Martha’s Vineyard, now known as Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation.
Sullivan founded Sullivan and Associates, an Oak Bluffs architectural firm “known for its residential projects and designing restaurants on State Road and Beach Road.”
Antonucci serves as a board member for the Falmouth Service Center and Falmouth Road Race. Antonucci served as president of Fitchburg State University from 2003 to 2015. He also served as Massachusetts education commissioner and Falmouth superintendent for 12 years.
“We are honored to welcome these accomplished individuals to our Bank. they have the same
deeply held community values that we aspire to at Martha’s Vineyard Bank and are an asset to the organization as we serve our community and build our future,” said James M. Anthony, president and CEO of Martha’s Vineyard Bank, in the statement. .
In addition, Ron Rappaport, Chairman of the Bank’s Board of Directors, honored the life of Philip Norton, Jr., who passed away on november 5.
“I served on the board of directors with Jeff Norton for the better part of two decades – his guidance, wisdom and dedication were truly exemplary,” Rappaport said in the statement.
The bank also announced a $250,000 scholarship for island students interested in public service that was funded in Norton’s honor.