Mr. Anthony joins Martha’s Vineyard Savings as CEO

James Anthony is taking over at Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank as president and CEO. —Geoffrey DeMeritt

There is a new chief executive at the helm of Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank, according to a press release.

James Anthony of Annapolis, Maryland, has been hired by the bank’s Board of Trustees as president and chief executive officer. Mr. Anthony is scheduled to start in May.

“We are pleased to have Mr. Anthony assume the leadership role for our bank,” Frank Fenner, the board’s chairman, said. “Mr. Anthony’s considerable knowledge and experience in all aspects of community banking are impressive. He brings a solid financial services background and an innovative focus on highly personalized customer service and technological convenience. He is well-suited to lead our continuing success.”

Mr. Anthony served as president and CEO of Chesapeake Bancorp and Chesapeake Bank and Trust in Maryland. Most recently, he served as chief executive and executive vice president at Severn Bank. He was a consultant with McKinsey & Company and PricewaterhouseCoopers earlier in his career.

A native of Maryland, Mr. Anthony is moving to the Vineyard with his wife, Kelly, and their two daughters, Isabelle and Natalia.

“My initial love for Martha’s Vineyard started with family vacations and sailing trips to the Island,” Mr. Anthony said. “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the bank and continue its long tradition of financial strength and community service. My family and I are looking forward to becoming part of the fabric that makes the Vineyard so special to so many.”He holds an MBA in business administration from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and is a graduate of the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Georgetown University.