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Leena McQuaid, Senior Universal Banker in Melrose

Leena McQuaidMelrose, MA – Mohammed Bezzat, Vice President of Retail Branch Administration & Business Development Officer, is pleased to announce the addition of Melrose resident, Leena McQuaid, as Senior Universal Banker at the bank’s new branch at 526 Main Street in Melrose.

Ms. McQuaid has worked in the financial industry for over 14 years, most recently with Cambridge Savings Bank, formerly Melrose Bank, as a customer service representative dedicated to establishing and deepening customer relationships.

In her role at Wakefield Co-operative Bank’s first location in Melrose, Ms. McQuaid will work with Branch Manager, Evon Gerges, to attract new customers to the bank and enhance existing relationships through superior service, and will support the bank’s mission of acting as a true community partner and neighbor in Melrose.

“We’re thrilled to have opened our doors on Main Street and Leena is a wonderful addition to our dedicated team,” said Bezzat. “Her longtime career in banking and local roots within Melrose will be a great benefit to our customers and the community.”

Ms. McQuaid’s local volunteer involvement includes Melrose Graduation Night, Melrose Victorian Faire, Melrose Farmers Market and Stoneham Theater. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Mumbai University in India and an Associate Degree in Business Management from Bunker Hill Community College. She is fluent in Hindi, Sindhi & Marathi.

Ms. McQuaid can be reached at 

Wakefield Co-operative Bank (WCB) is a 130+ year old mutual institution headquartered in Wakefield, Massachusetts operating under a co-operative bank structure. Being a mutual means that it has no stockholders and issues no public offerings. Wakefield Co-operative Bank’s Main Office is located at 342 Main Street in Wakefield, MA and it has two other branch locations: 596 Main Street in Lynnfield, MA and 526 Main Street in Melrose. It is the bank’s mission to provide exceptional service and innovative products, with the vision of seeing every one of its customers achieve their personal financial goals and success. Learn more at