Saturday, September 15, 2007


Andrea Bradford, one of our newest members, recently gave her classification speech. Even though Andrea has a degree in Psychology, her profession is banking. She is the branch manager at the Northern Bank and Trust in Chelmsford. Her branch is located at 11 Littleton Road, in the Ginger Ale Plaza.

Andrea said that her philosophy with customers is to treat other people the way she wants to be treated. “I like people and I enjoy working with people”, she said.

Andrea has a staff of eight at this full-service bank that includes commercial products. She says that Northern Bank and Trust is a well run community bank that is working to build its reputation in the community and a sales culture among its staff.

One of the challenges that Andrea had at this organization was to make “cold calls.” She said that it was a little scary at first but with time she is starting to feel more comfortable with the process.

Asked how her psychology background relates to her job, she responded that it is particularly helpful in working with her staff. She said that as a manager she knows that it helps her in always listening to her staff’s concerns or comments.

Andrea has been married 27 years to Jim. She met Jim in college. They have two pets: Daiai, their dog and Monty, their cat.

Andrea enjoys sports and is an avid Red Sox fan and a Giants football fan. They also have season tickets to the New England Revolution.

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