Release date: September 29, 2022

Cape Cod 5 Announces Leadership Team Promotions

Names new First Executive Vice President, Executive Vice Presidents & Senior Vice Presidents

Cape Cod 5 recently announced the promotions of several members of its leadership team: 

  • Cape Cod 5 Recent PromotionsChris Richards was promoted to First Executive Vice President 
  • Stephanie Dennehy, Chief Marketing Officer, was promoted to Executive Vice President 
  • Steve Johannessen, Chief Financial Officer, was promoted to Executive Vice President 
  • Vanessa Greene was promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer 
  • Taryn Wilson was promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Crimes Officer

“Each of these talented individuals has made significant contributions to the Bank and represents a strong commitment to excellence in serving our customers and communities each day in their respective roles,” said Matt Burke, CEO of Cape Cod 5. “With their continued leadership, and that of their collective teams, Cape Cod 5 continues to strive for best-in-class service while consistently adapting and enhancing our ability to help our customers meet their financial goals.” 

Chris, who previously served as EVP, Chief Banking Services Officer, oversees retail banking, the customer service center, banking operations, treasury management and government banking. He also manages the Bank’s payment strategies and relationship management teams.  A leader in the local community, Chris was recently re-elected for a third term as chair of the board of Heritage Museums and Gardens. He also serves as treasurer of the Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation and chair of the MassHire Cape & Islands Workforce Board. Chris earned his bachelor's degree from Bridgewater State University. He holds the Accredited Payments Risk Professional (APRP) designation and is a nationally recognized expert in payment solution strategies and technologies, serving on multiple boards and committees focused on this topic. 

Stephanie Dennehy, Chief Marketing Officer, was promoted to Executive Vice President. In her role, she oversees the Bank’s advertising and design, branding, customer communications, public relations, digital marketing and website, event management and financial know-how activities. Since joining the Bank in 2016, she has held a number of roles in marketing and previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, helping to support the Bank’s strategic plan by providing insight, creative direction and assisting with execution of strategic initiatives throughout the organization. Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing with a minor in Computer Information Systems from Bentley University. She also attended the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the Wharton School at UPENN.  

Steve Johannessen, Chief Financial Officer, was promoted to Executive Vice President. Since joining the Bank in 2013, Steve has played an instrumental role in leading and developing Cape Cod 5’s Finance, Accounting, and Data & Analytics teams, holding various roles of increasing responsibility, including most recently Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Steve has contributed significantly to the evolution of the Bank’s strategic planning and budgeting programs and has implemented several new systems at the Bank as part of prudently helping to manage Cape Cod 5’s financial strength. He will also serve as Treasurer of the Cape Cod 5 Foundation. Steve holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Providence College, a Master of Finance Degree from the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Steve serves as Treasurer of the YMCA Cape Cod. 

Vanessa Greene has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer. In her role, she will lead Bank-wide compliance, risk management and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) management in addition to coordinating all regulatory interactions. Since joining the Bank in 2011, Vanessa has held roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as Director of Risk and Compliance. Vanessa attended Bentley University where she earned a Master of Business Administration degree and also received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College. In the community, Vanessa serves on the Board of Philanthropy Partners of the Cape & Islands and as a committee member of the Brewster Affordable Housing Trust and Brewster Housing Partnership.  

Taryn Wilson has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Crimes Officer. Taryn, who joined Cape Cod 5 in 2011, is responsible for the oversight and management of the Bank’s fraud prevention infrastructure and strategy, helping to educate and protect customers and community members from fraud and scams. She also manages Cape Cod 5’s corporate security. Taryn holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Economics from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, and is a graduate of the Community Leadership Institute (CLI), Cape Cod Chapter and the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the Wharton School at UPENN. She also holds the Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) certification from the American Bankers Association. Taryn is an active member of the community, currently sitting on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee of the Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC). 

“We look forward to the ongoing efforts of each of these team members in their expanded roles,” continued Matt Burke. “I commend each one of them and all of our employees for their continued dedication and service to Cape Cod 5’s mission of enriching the lives of our customers, communities and employees.” 

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