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Business Briefs: Estella joins Foundation for MetroWest board

by | Aug 31, 2023 | Business, Featured

Susie Estella

Susie Estella

The Foundation for MetroWest announced the appointment of Susie Estella of Hopkinton to its Board of Trustees, noting that with her vast experience in advertising and marketing, as well as her commitment to community service, Estella will play a pivotal role in advancing the foundation’s mission to strengthen the MetroWest community.

Estella has more than 14 years of experience in advertising and marketing, having worked at firms such as Arnold Worldwide, Putnam Investments, and Partners & Simons.

In recent years, Estella has shifted her focus to philanthropic efforts within her community. She has actively contributed to organizations such as the Hopkinton Education Foundation and HPTA. Additionally, she has been a longstanding volunteer and committee chair at Horizons for Homeless Children in Boston.

Estella has actively participated in various committees at The Foundation for MetroWest. For the past two years, she has been a member of the Spring Inspiration Breakfast Committee (SIB), as well as serving on the Human Services Distribution Committee.

Estella has lived in Hopkinton almost 30 years, raising three children with her husband, Tim.

“We are thrilled to welcome Susie Estella to our Board of Directors,” said Jay Kim, executive director of the Foundation for MetroWest. “Her wealth of experience in strategic communications and her dedication to community service make her an invaluable addition to our team. We are confident that Susie’s insights and passion will help us further our mission and create a meaningful impact in MetroWest.”

Baldiga named to Best Lawyers

Hopkinton resident Joseph Baldiga recently was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2024 edition in the fields of bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, and litigation-bankruptcy. Baldiga is a partner and co-chair of the Creditors’ Rights, Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group at Mirick O’Connell. He has been recognized in Best Lawyers since 2006.

Baldiga has extensive experience in the areas of creditor and debtor rights, bankruptcy proceedings, out-of-court loan restructurings, and the purchase and sale of distressed businesses, including extensive litigation experience and practice in bankruptcy courts throughout the United States.

UniBank’s Sampson recognized

David Sampson, UniBank’s senior vice president in charge of residential lending for the Hopkinton branch, was ranked as the top loan originator by volume for banks in Central Massachusetts, as recently listed in the Banker and Tradesman Report.

“The bank’s commitment for assisting people to achieve their home ownership dreams, our technological advancements, our reputation in the community and David’s experience in making the mortgage process seamless have all contributed to his top ranking in Central Massachusetts,” said UniBank CEO Michael Welch. “Through all economic trends within the housing market, our team works tirelessly to reach people where they are personally and financially to keep our Central Massachusetts region thriving with prosperity.”


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